CSC Announces Advanced CloudProtection for Mail and Web
News Release -- July 22, 2010
Cloud Solution Features Industry-Leading SLAs And Extends CSC Leadership in Cloud for the Enterprise
FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 22 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced availability of CSC CloudProtection for Mail and Web, a new cloud solution that delivers total enterprise network protection for clients’ email and Web systems. For businesses and government organizations that want to operate confidently and securely in email and Web environments, CSC CloudProtection thwarts Web and email-borne threats before they reach the enterprise, at lower operational costs than on-premise alternatives.
Unlike point solutions that can leave gaps easily exploited by cybercriminals, CSC CloudProtection is backed by one of the strongest sets of Service Level Agreements in the industry, including rates for known and unknown email virus capture, spam capture, email delivery and service uptime. CloudProtection is the simplest way for every organization regardless of size or budget to ensure protection of every desktop with the most current version of spyware, anti-virus and spam-filters.
The latest offering in CSC’s growing portfolio of Trusted Cloud Services, CSC CloudProtection combines 40 years of CSC expertise in cybersecurity processes and management with proven Symantec Hosted Services technology to provide a superior, holistic threat-intelligence solution. The service is the latest development to come out of the global strategic partnership between CSC and Symantec.
“Today, 90 percent of all inbound enterprise email typically contains spam, viruses and phishing, and businesses of all sizes have no choice but to address these issues immediately and cost-effectively,” said Siki Giunta, vice president, Cloud Computing and Software Services, CSC. “On-premise solutions with big appetites for IT resources and human capital are very complex and costly. Today, more businesses want economical solutions from a service provider they can trust. We are certain that CSC CloudProtection will earn their trust and confidence.”
“We understand the concern many clients have regarding cloud security,” adds Sam Visner, vice president and lead cyber executive, CSC. “They need assurance that the decision to deploy in the cloud is accompanied by cyber security that protects valuable intellectual property and operational data. CSC supports customers to make this cybersecurity possible.”
According to an independent report from Forrester Research, "We also see rising concern about the threat landscape — and IT security's inability to keep up with evolving hacker techniques: Managing vulnerabilities and complex threats is a critical or high priority for 85 percent of enterprises. With these endeavors as a backdrop, enterprises are also continuing to focus on cutting costs and increasing efficiency." ("The State of Enterprise IT Security and Emerging Trends: 2009 To 2010," Forrester Research, Inc., January 2010)
CSC CloudProtection is delivered in a pay-per-use model via CSC Gateway, the e-commerce portal for purchasing cloud services and hosting, enabling swift deployment across the enterprise to deliver 24/7 global support. This CSC Trusted Cloud solution benefits from CSC’s recognized leadership in cybersecurity and enterprise risk mitigation.
The CSC domain expertise in enterprise class security makes CSC a natural choice for healthcare, financial services and other highly regulated industries where security concerns are paramount.
For an executive perspective of CloudProtection from Ron Knode, director of CSC’s Global Security Solutions, and insights, resources and community interaction on cloud topics, visit www.trustedcloudservices.com.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC’s advanced capabilities include system design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. The company has been recognized as a leader in the industry, including being named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for Information Technology Services (2010). Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 94,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.1 billion for the 12 months ended April 2, 2010. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.csc.com.