July 02, 2021

Is your IT security outdated? Our hosted security solutions offer the latest in cyber protection

Security is one of the most important factors concerning information technology (IT) and a large company’s ability to conduct business. Computers and networks are the lifeblood of any modern enterprise, whether a small venture or a multinational corporation. These systems are vulnerable to cyber attacks and a number of high-tech threats, so it is essential that the company’s IT security is up-to-date and always on.

Large companies often store private information and confidential data on servers and computers. Hackers and cyber criminals may attempt to gain access to this data through spyware, or they may try to take control of the information through ransomware. They may also try to delete the data by deploying viruses. Whatever their intentions and methods, large businesses need to be ready with the most advanced security on the market.

SEACOM Business offers hosted security solutions to enterprises in South Africa and abroad. These offerings provide companies with the best in IT security from leading vendors and experts in threat management. They include next-generation firewalls that can be hosted on a secure cloud-based platform. These hosted security solutions ensure that all computers, networks and systems owned by the business are protected at all times.

Hosted security leverages cloud computing

Our hosted security solutions are based on network function virtualisation (NFV) technology that leverages the power of cloud-based computing. NFV is a network architecture that virtualises network functions into separate building blocks. These blocks can then form a chain of communication links. Instead of relying on hardware for each network function, NFV uses software and cloud-based servers to run different processes.

NFV can be used to run firewalls, intrusion detection software and wide area networks (WANs). SEACOM Business also offers virtual server hosting for effortless hybrid enablement of these security solutions. This makes it easier to set up and deploy advanced IT security solutions within companies that have multiple branches and remote offices.

Hosted security based on UTM platform

These solutions are based on our award-winning unified threat management (UTM) platform. This is a single platform within the network that provides multiple security functions. It basically functions as a firewall, anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, intrusion detection, content filtering and leak prevention device.

Our UTM platform is simple to install and provides all the necessary security features from one device. It means that enterprises can fully benefit from a single provider and get support from one expert team. SEACOM Business offers round-the-clock support for our customers, should they run into any unlikely issues.

In addition, we offer our enterprise customers the choice between managed or hosted security services. These solutions and the UTM platform can be set up at the business premises and handed over to the IT team, or they can be run from SEACOM Business’s secure cloud-based server. No matter the chosen deployment method, enterprises in South Africa will be given world-class security and threat prevention against modern cyber attacks.

Protect your computers, networks and servers with our hosted security solutions. These offerings are ideal for medium-to-large enterprises with a national footprint. 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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