SOURCE: Narus

June 10, 2008 13:39 ET

Narus Enables Service Providers to Offer Enhanced Managed Security Services to Enterprises

Ensuring "Clean Pipes" for Enterprises Emerges as a Critical Value-Added Service

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - Faced with more aggressive network attacks and today's economy, IT departments are tasked to protect their networks in this challenging environment with fewer resources. There is help for IT departments from service providers around the world. By relying on their service providers to manage network security, enterprises can save time and money previously spent on researching, installing and maintaining the different applications needed to provide network protection. In light of this need among enterprises, service providers are offering managed security as a value-added offering. NarusInsight Secure Suite provides service providers with the tools to enhance their managed security services.

Managed security services are a multi-billion-dollar business. Market research firm Frost & Sullivan projects that this market will exceed $6 billion by 2011. The Yankee Group estimates that enterprises will outsource 90% of their security solutions by 2010. This view is further confirmed by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)'s poll. CompTIA found that security was the top investment that organizations made in 2007, specifically as it relates to managed services. Naturally, as much of their focus is spent on protecting and managing traffic traveling over their networks already, service providers are well-versed in identifying potential attacks in the form of anomalous behavior, and also provide a low-investment path to comply with industry standards and government regulations.

NarusInsight Secure Suite (NSS) enables service providers to offer enhanced managed security services. NSS is designed for large enterprises, service providers and government organizations to protect and manage their IP networks. NSS provides real-time identification and mitigation of any unwanted, unwarranted or malicious traffic. Narus recently introduced new managed security services features which include:

--  Customer portal enabling enterprises to view in real-time their IP
    traffic, application usage and security threats
--  Customizable reports on network security and cost savings by customer,
    amount of bandwidth saved and number of attacks addressed
--  Reports by customer on application usage statistics and trends,
    inbound and outbound traffic usage statistics, and a list of users
    consuming the most bandwidth
--  Reports on attacks in MPLS and MPLS-VPN network environments
    

Narus: the leader in real-time traffic intelligence for the protection and management of large IP networks. www.narus.com

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