BT seeks to help organizations stay secure in the cloud

Staff writer
07 Oct 2015
00:00

BT has announced the global availability of its cloud-based Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Mitigation service to help organizations stay secure and ensure continuity of service amid growing number of threats and attacks.

The company said this latest global launch adds to a growing portfolio of security services aimed at further securing BT’s cloud services integration offerings, in line with its “Cloud of Clouds” technology vision.

BT’s “Cloud of Clouds” security capabilities were unveiled to media, analysts, customers and BT employees during the opening of BT’s global security showcase in Sevenoaks, UK, on September 23.

The new facility is designed for BT’s corporate and public sector customers looking to build a more sustainable business with added security and resilience. It provides access to highly skilled cyber security specialists and to innovative demonstrations where visitors get to experience a real-life working environment and the security actions based on up to the minute threat intelligence.

BT’s cloud vision is based on a new generation of cloud services that allow organizations around the world to connect easily and securely to the applications and the data they need, independently of where they are hosted. This vision requires uncompromising security as well as the ability for organizations to roll out end-to-end policies that meet very stringent compliance and assurance requirements.

After rolling out robust authentication services into the cloud through its BT Assure Cloud Identity access management service1, and embedding firewall security directly into the network via BT Assure Cloud Firewall2, BT is now adding global cloud-based capabilities for organizations to mitigate growing risks of DDoS attacks.

BT’s own research shows that 41% of organizations globally were hit by DDoS attacks during the course of 2014, with three quarters of those (78%) targeted twice or more in the year.

Assure DDOS mitigation is designed as a modular, subscription cloud-based service, so different levels of protection can be added as required with no capital expenditure. The service was launched in the UK in 2014 and is now available globally.

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