Global Crossing and VeriSign Partner

14th Jun 2005

Global Crossing and VeriSign announced they will together offer seamless, advanced security solutions to business and government customers worldwide.
The relationship leverages Global Crossing Managed Security Services? and VeriSign Managed Security Services to deliver secure critical converged communications, enhancing reliability and performance for their customers.

“By combining the strengths of Global Crossing and VeriSign, we’ve created a peerless, comprehensive IP network solution for customers who are faced with the challenge of securing a complex networking environment in a cost-effective way,” said Anthony Christie, Global Crossing’s chief marketing officer. “This offer extends security from our core to the edge and adds a key capability to our industry-leading converged IP offer.”

Available today, Global Crossing Managed Security Services provide proactive monitoring and management of firewall and intrusion detection systems, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Additional features, including managed vulnerability alerts, incident response/forensics, phishing response, e-mail security and consulting, will be available over the coming months, creating a comprehensive security solution for enterprise and government customers.

“VeriSign is pleased to be Global Crossing’s partner for Managed Security, to provide scalable, reliable information security to converged enterprise customers under the Global Crossing Managed Security Services umbrella,” said Chris Babel, VeriSign’s vice president for managed security services.  “Utilizing VeriSign’s services, Global Crossing’s customers will benefit from our expertise in managing the largest breadth of devices in the industry, and from the unique intelligence we gather from operating core Internet technologies.”

“Security is top of mind for IT and network managers. Security accounts for as much as 30 percent of an enterprise’s total IT budget,” stated Bryan Van Dussen, director telecommunications strategies at The Yankee Group. “Combining Global Crossing’s stringent levels of security in its core network with VeriSign’s best-in-class security services at the network edge provides the enterprise market with an attractive alternative for a managed security solution.” 



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