Verizon is throwing its hat into the managed security services ring this week, launching a managed cybersecurity and incident monitoring service which the company says is the first in a series of managed security offerings for SMEs.
The Unified Security Services includes a pre-configured set of features managed by Verizon directly and designed to protect the network edge.
Verizon said it will provide service event monitoring, device alerting and 24/7 security support as well as patch management as part of the suite.
“With Unified Security Services, we have bundled together technology, human expertise and deployment services into one convenient offering,” said Mike Denning, vice president of Global Security at Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
“This solution is aimed at helping organizations — with little to no internal staff — better safeguard their networks, without adding complexity or more resources to their IT teams,” he said.
The suite will initially be rolled out in the US with plans to offer hosted versions globally in 2016.
The move is the company’s latest push into security and comes several months after Deloitte and Verizon announced a cybersecurity partnership. In April the companies announced a partnership to deliver a comprehensive set of cybersecurity and risk-management solutions to enterprises. As part of that deal Verizon said it would leverage its experience in digital forensics and managed services and Deloitte its cyber risk advisory services to deliver end-to-end incident response services.