The Award recognises Orange Business Services’ Unified Defense Service - the first unified threat management (UTM) service launched by a global managed security service provider (MSSP) on a global scale.
Previously known as Equant, Orange Business Services has established a strong presence across global MSS markets with its cutting-edge product and service offerings. In October 2006, the company significantly enhanced its product portfolio with the introduction of its pioneering Unified Defense Service.
“Orange’s Unified Defense Service includes firewall and antivirus as a core service,” notes Frost & Sullivan Industry Manager Jose Lopez. “In addition, it includes two standard optional features: intrusion detection and prevention and web filtering. By the end of the first quarter of 2007, it will also include authentication as an optional feature.”
The service is offered in four different configurations including branch office, small site, corporate site and data centre. The UTM appliances are customer dedicated and the service can be offered at Orange’s data centres or at the customers’ premises. This choice of location deployment gives customers very high flexibility when deciding their security strategies.
“Moreover, the service is offered at a very competitive price and has a transparent charge model, with the customer being given a price that includes all hardware, software, licenses, maintenance and dynamic updates,” adds Mr. Lopez. “There is a one-time charge and a monthly recurring charge per appliance and feature – all of which makes MSS a very attractive proposition for SMEs and larger organisations with multiple remote sites behaving like individual SMEs.”
In addition, the level of service management offered by Orange is very comprehensive. Orange offers full management support to its customers, including all required service updates, security management as well as fault and problem management, covering hardware replacement, monitoring and reporting.
“Orange Business Services has launched a truly innovative managed service, which brings MSS closer to small organisations and allows larger organisations to extend the level of protection required for their remote sites,” observes Mr. Lopez. “This managed UTM service represents an important change in the MSS market, which was in need of such service.”
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Mr. Ian Unsworth, Industry Analyst Relations, Orange Business Services
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