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PSINet and WatchGuard Unveil Security Services

Internet Service provider PSINet Inc. and network security provider WatchGuard Technologies Inc. Tuesday unveiled PSINet SecurityCentral, a range of network security services geared to small and mid-size businesses.

SecurityCentral gives system administrators the ability to oversee the installation, maintenance and downloading of security upgrades managed by specialists from a central location.

PSINet said it is the first major ISP to use a complete managed firewall service using WatchGuard's product. PSINet SecurityCentral is now available to U.S. and Canadian customers and will be released to PSINet's global cleints sometime in the near future.

"With Firebox II and PSINet SecurityCentral, we can offer the most up-to-date security services at a fraction of industry-standard cost," said Richard Neugass, PSINet's product manager for security services. "This is the perfect solution for our customers who must protect their Internet connections without dedicating their limited human resources to the task."