Sourcefire partners with Interoute to provide next-génération intrusion prevention systems as a managed service
Wokingham, UK on 14 March 2012
Sourcefire, Inc., a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, today announced it is providing its Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems (NGIPS) to Interoute, the owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, as part of Interoute’s new Managed Security Service.
The new partnership will enable Interoute to integrate Sourcefire’s best-of-breed NGIPS within its pan European private cloud to deliver a scalable, managed automated security platform to its customers. Sourcefire NGIPS integrates real-time contextual awareness into its inspection, helping to identify the cause and severity of attacks to help reduce the burden on IT departments through improved accuracy in alerting. Using the Sourcefire NGIPS, Interoute’s new service will increase the quality of customer data protection while reducing complexity. Interoute’s customers will also have management level access to primary information for compliance and reporting purposes to support increasing accreditation demands, such as ISO 27001, PCI DSS, and ISAE 3402.
Jeff Finch, Security Services Product Manager for Interoute, comments: “We’ve integrated the Sourcefire NGIPS into Europe’s largest private cloud, combining the inherent security of our own network with the advanced protection of Sourcefire’s technology. The result is a massively scalable managed security solution, providing Interoute’s customers with proactive protection for their critical data in the cloud. The Sourcefire NGIPS provides us with total visibility and an operational view of deployed services in real-time, meaning our service can deliver up-to-the-minute compliance reporting, respond to threats, protect data and maintain governance, risk and compliance requirements.”
Interoute is the owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 8 hosting data centres and 32 collocation centres, with connections to 140 additional third-party data centres across Europe. It offers a single platform for Information Technology services, called Unified ICT, spanning pan-European markets to global locations such as the USA, Africa and Asia. Interoute’s network integrates connectivity, communication and computing to reduce costs and optimise security, performance and efficiency for organisations.
Interoute’s new Managed Security Service will provide companies with an advanced, highly secure solution that can be easily scaled across a huge pan European cloud platform. Anthony Perridge, Channel Director for EMEA at Sourcefire, comments: “We’re pleased that the Sourcefire NGIPS is a key component of Interoute’s new Managed Security Service. Combining our strengths brings powerful protection to Interoute’s customers while reducing end user operational concerns and allowing Interoute’s customers to spend more time concentrating on their core business.”
Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), a world leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, is transforming the way global large- to mid-size organizations and government agencies manage and minimize network security risks. With solutions from a next-generation network security platform to advanced malware protection, Sourcefire provides customers with Agile Security™ that is as dynamic as the real world it protects and the attackers against which it defends. Trusted for more than 10 years, Sourcefire has been consistently recognied for its innovation and industry leadership with numerous patents, world-class research, and award-winning technology. Today, the name Sourcefire has grown synonymous with innovation, security intelligence and agile end-to-end security protection. For more information about Sourcefire, please visit www.sourcefire.com.
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Interoute Communications Ltd is the owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 8 hosting data centres and 32 collocation centres, with connections to 140 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises, as well as every major European telecommunications incumbent and the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments and universities. These organisations find Interoute the ideal partner for computing, connectivity and communications and developing new services. Its Unified ICT strategy has proved attractive to enterprises looking for a scalable, secure and unconstrained platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data transit and infrastructure. With established operations throughout mainland Europe, North America and Dubai, Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughout Europe’s major business centres.www.interoute.com