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Issue Date: April 2008

Verizon Business to offer data breach prevention services

17 April 2008

Verizon Business continues to strengthen its package of global security solutions aimed at preventing data breaches by adding two new managed security services to its portfolio. The new services, available later this year, can help prevent malicious requests that could compromise a company's database and can also support new tools that track data as it flows throughout the enterprise.
Once neatly contained in internal databases, critical data now flows in and out of extended enterprises to partners, customers and suppliers all around the world. The extended enterprise environment makes it difficult, if not impossible; to know where confidential corporate data resides at any time. Keeping data safe has become complex, costly and time-consuming for businesses. A data breach can have an enduring impact on a business, both to the company's bottom line and the integrity of its brand.
According to industry experts, the repercussions of data loss on a business can be enormous and long-lasting. Industry estimates found that more than 162 million records were reported lost or stolen in 2007, more than triple the 49,7 million reported in 2006.
What is an extended enterprise to do?
Verizon Business' approach to the delivery of data-protection and data-loss prevention (DLP) services will bring together resources and services from the company's professional services capabilities as well as new and existing offerings from its managed security services.
The new managed services are:
* Management and monitoring of software and appliances for database auditing and prevention/database activity monitoring.

* Management and monitoring of data-loss prevention technologies.
Existing services addressing data protection and data loss prevention include:
Professional Services Capabilities:
* Data discovery and data classification.

* Data protection architecture design.

* Data-protection and data-loss prevention technology implementation.

* Forensics and incident response.
Managed Security Services:
* Management and monitoring of content monitoring and filtering technologies.

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