Verio partners with Internet Security Systems to expand its IntelliSecurity managed services

January 28, 2004

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Verio, a subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, and a leading provider of global IP solutions, and Internet Security Systems, Inc. (ISS) (Nasdaq:ISSX), today announced they are joining forces to expand the NTT/VERIO IntelliSecurity(TM) Managed Solutions portfolio, providing Verio customers worldwide with enhanced security services.

Partnering with ISS, a world leader in products and services that protect against Internet threats, Verio has expanded its IntelliSecurity Managed Solutions for both its enterprise hosting and network services customers who require managed information security implementations to protect information assets or comply with government regulations. Verio's comprehensive suite of IntelliSecurity Managed Solutions now offers an expanded range of managed firewall solutions and intrusion detection services (IDS). In response to customer demand, NTT/VERIO IntelliSecurity services also offer a complete array of professional security services including Network Penetration Testing, Information Security Assessment, Emergency Response Service, and Vulnerability Management, all designed to minimize network security risks.

With IntelliSecurity, Verio can deliver a security solution with 24/7 security monitoring and management of a customer's network and data infrastructure. Verio will also benefit from leveraging the proactive security intelligence conducted by ISS' X-Force(R) research and development team, a leading authority on threats and vulnerabilities. In addition, through an interactive Managed Services Customer Portal, customers have around-the-clock access to their security management profile including device status, security alert monitoring, and policy change requests and tracking, among other features, thus providing a real-time communications channel to the Security Operations Centers managing their security.

"In today's high-risk, critical e-business environments, providers must meet customers' demand for services that ensure the highest integrity and availability of their business' infrastructures," said Isabel Ehringer, president of Enterprise Hosting for Verio. "Our partnership with ISS allows us to augment our current security offerings and provide world-class security management solutions that fully leverage the NTT/VERIO IP network and infrastructure, backed by industry-leading Service Level Agreements."

The continued rise of security risks on the Internet make managed security services an easy, cost-effective way for companies to manage their security posture and protect the availability, integrity and confidentiality of their systems and networks. According to a 2003 survey conducted by analyst firm IDC, 40 percent of nearly 1,000 IT managers rated security their highest priority. According to its 2003 report, IDC predicts that security services spending will grow to $21 billion by 2007.

"Our partnership with Verio further demonstrates our commitment to best-in-class partners that deliver critical outsourced security services to customers," said Rick Miller, vice president of Managed Security Services for ISS. "Our approach is to deliver solutions that are integral to monitoring, managing and protecting an organization's networking environment. We are thrilled to be working with Verio to deliver a comprehensive suite of premier security services to their customers."

Principal benefits of NTT/VERIO IntelliSecurity Managed Solutions include:

  • Firewall management at multiple levels of management

  • 24/7 firewall monitoring backed by industry-leading service level agreements

  • VPN site-to-site and client management

  • IDS monitoring service at five service levels, and IDS management

  • Vulnerability scanning on a weekly, monthly, quarterly basis or on demand

  • Professional security services

"Our expanded IntelliSecurity offerings allow customers to easily manage and change their security coverage to fit networking and data needs as their businesses change or grow," said James Treuting, acting president of Network Services at Verio. "Each IntelliSecurity offering can be sold as a standalone solution or added to a customer's current service on an as-needed basis, making the solution ideal for businesses of all sizes."

NTT/Verio Inc.

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