- GTT Secure Connect offering leverages the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) framework, augmenting GTT’s portfolio of secure network services
- Addresses enterprise requirements for secure access from any location
- Converged network and security functionality improves performance and reduces risk
MCLEAN, Va., March 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GTT Communications, Inc.a leading global provider of cloud networking for multinational customers, has announced its new secure connection offering to extend and strengthen the protection of the corporate network that connects to the Internet and is accessed by users from anywhere. The new service is based on the SASE framework and integrates with GTT Managed SD-WAN. GTT Secure Connect leverages a single cloud platform for agile and ubiquitous delivery of network security, offering a range of features including CASB (Cloud Access Security Broker), SWG (Secure Web Gateway), ZTNA (Zero Trust Network Access) and FWaaS (Firewall). as a service) capabilities.
GTT Secure Connect addresses the growing requirement for secure access to business resources in an environment characterized by the widespread use of digital technologies, wide adoption of cloud applications, and a remote workforce. GTT Secure Connect uses a cloud delivery model that provides centralized policy control at a site and user level to improve scalability and extend the security perimeter to any endpoint on the network. Additionally, integrating security with GTT Managed SD-WAN functionality improves performance and simplifies network management.
The comprehensive SASE-based feature set can be tailored to meet individual business requirements for antivirus, firewall, and antimalware protection, more effective blocking of malicious sites, increased cloud security monitoring, and prevention of unauthorized access to cloud resources. the network in a job. -model from anywhere. With GTT Secure Connect, network access is based on user, device and application identity, rather than physical location or IP address, enabling seamless and secure networking between users, clouds private, SaaS and public, and the enterprise data center.
“In a business environment where digital business and the use of cloud applications have become more critical, coupled with the challenge of supporting a hybrid workforce and an increasingly intense cyber threat landscape, customers are demanding security solutions. integrated into the network that are comprehensive with an enhanced user. experience,” said Don MacNeil, GTT’s chief operating officer. “GTT Secure Connect has been designed to meet the requirements of these customers, leveraging our industry-leading SD-WAN capability combined with next-generation cloud-based security technologies, providing a more effective and efficient solution delivering security services. Next Generation. connectivity and protection managed in one place”.
According to industry research firm Omdia, only 15 percent of companies globally have a fully-fledged approach to cybersecurity and digital risk. Additional research from the firm shows that when SD-WAN is combined with security, companies report an additional increase in perceived value compared to SD-WAN alone.
“Omdia views network security as a constant area of business concern and investment. Enterprise network transformation must address the complexity of protecting Internet VPNs, cloud applications and a remote workforce,” said Cindy Whelan, practice leader, enterprise network services at Omdia. “GTT’s new Secure Connect brings together network and security, backed by professional services, to help businesses with their security and performance needs in a period of rapid digital transformation and an increasingly intense cyber threat landscape. ”.
The underlying technology platform for GTT Secure Connect is Prisma® Access provided by Palo Alto Networks, an industry leader in global cybersecurity. GTT Secure Connect integrates Prisma Access with GTT’s software defined networking solutions and global Tier 1 IP network. GTT Secure Connect is complemented by GTT Professional Services, which offers the technical knowledge and operational experience to support the complete solution from initial design through installation and ongoing service management. This includes project management, technical management and incident management support. Through EtherVision, GTT’s unified customer management portal, GTT Secure Connect provides customers with the information and control they need to operate their network and manage their security environment.
GTT provides secure global connectivity, improving network performance and agility for your people, places, applications and clouds. We operate a global Tier 1 Internet network and provide a comprehensive suite of cloud networking and managed solutions using advanced software-defined networking and security technologies. We serve thousands of businesses with a portfolio that includes SD-WAN and other WAN, Internet, security, and voice services. Our clients benefit from a customer-centric service experience backed by our commitment to operational excellence. For more information on GTT, visit www.gtt.net.
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