July 16, 2021

SEACOM offers hosted security solutions for large companies

Large enterprises with multiple branches need to ensure that their computer networks and online applications are secure at all times. These systems are central to the daily functioning of a company and allow offices to communicate efficiently with one another. Any cyber threat that affects the business network, its computers or the servers, can cause havoc and lead to a costly recovery operation for the enterprise.

The vast amounts of data and sensitive information that modern companies accumulate and store can be sought after by cyber criminals. In addition, servers and networks are vulnerable to DDoS attacks that are designed to crash the system. Any breaches of security can devastate a large organisation, so it is imperative that their information technology (IT) security is up to standard.

SEACOM Business provides hosted security solutions that are ideal in these circumstances. They offer enterprises the best in IT security software and hardware from leading vendors in threat management. These hosted security solutions include next-generation firewalls and numerous cloud-based services for round-the-clock detection, mitigation and prevention of cyber attacks.

Cloud-based hosted security solutions

Our hosted security solutions leverage the power of cloud-based computing and are built using virtualisation technology that allows virtual servers to run various functions of the security processes. These include intrusion detection, virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls and software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN).

We also offer virtual server hosting and hybrid enablement of these solutions, where some hardware can be set up on-site. The cloud-based software that SEACOM Business provides is hosted on an award-winning unified threat management (UTM) platform within the customer’s network. This cloud-based UTM platform runs the anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, continent filtering and data leak prevention services.

Managed or hosted security solutions

SEACOM Business can deliver these IT security services to enterprises in three ways; managed, hosted or hybrid. Managed security means that SEACOM will monitor and control the various services on behalf of the customer. Whether the dedicated server is set up on-site or on the cloud, is continuously tracked by our team of experts. This allows a business to focus on it’s own services without the need for its own IT team.

Similarly, hosted security services entail setting up a dedicated UTM server for the business. However, the customer takes responsibility for managing and monitoring it, which requires an internal IT team. Alternatively, SEACOM Business offers a hybrid solution where we can combine managed services with hosted solutions to deliver more benefits to the customer.

No matter the chosen deployment method, large companies in South Africa and abroad will be given world-class IT security through these solutions. Our hosted security services are ideal for businesses with many offices throughout South Africa. For more information or to get a quote for our hosted security, email us at marketing@seacom.com or leave us a message.


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