Enterprise security company, Blue Coat Systems , has signed a worldwide agreement with Dimension Data to deliver its global managed Cloud Web security service. As per the agreement, the service will be part of Dimension Data’s managed security services portfolio.
Dimension Data said, in a statement, that it plans to roll out this new offering worldwide in the first quarter of 2016.
Dimension Data security group executive, Matthew Gyde, said combining Blue Coat’s Cloud Generation Web Gateway with its global managed security services portfolio provides customers with real-time threat protection, without the need for on-site equipment.
He claimed this new offering also helps organisations deploy new secure, cost-effective Cloud service and Web applications. In addition, customers are able to enforce consistent global security policies across wired, roaming, and mobile environments.
“As our clients are increasingly choosing to migrate corporate applications and critical data to Cloud platforms, we are seeing growing demand from our clients for the provision of cloud services for Web security.
“The new offering provides our clients with a comprehensive, risk-reduced route to Cloud Web security, and is a significant addition to Dimension Data’s comprehensive suite of managed and Cloud services for security,” he said.
Blue Coat president and chief operating officer, Michael Fey, indicated that in today’s dynamic business environment where users are increasingly mobile, and both applications and data are migrating to the Cloud, organisations face daily challenges to their own security boundaries.
Fey added that these same organisations also demand the ability to safely leverage the Internet for authorised, on-demand access to corporate data, regardless of physical location.
“Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and dynamic; therefore enterprises require integrated solutions that safeguard their networks and data across all locations and devices. We are excited to be partnering with Dimension Data to provide a service designed to meet the evolving and growing demand for enterprise-class Cloud security,” he said.
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