AT&T on the Webcast Security Beat

NEW YORK — AT&T Chief Information Security Officer Ed Amoroso outlined AT&T’s roadmap
for corporate security services today, and announced the company’s launch of
a news channel that focuses on Internet security issues for its business and
government customers.

Internet Security News Network (AT&T ISNN) is a 24/7 video webcast
providing enterprises with security news and information, helping clients
follow the latest security issues, according to Amoroso.

“We’ve built a channel that is the glue around all of our security
services,” Amoroso said
during his keynote speech at the Interop conference here today. “It
is our way as a carrier of finding and building that connection to you.”

The network delivers up-to-date information from security experts and
forensic analysts directly to subscribers’ desktops around the clock,
according Amoroso.

ISNN will also provide live emergency broadcasts as security attacks occur,
keeping customers informed until the event is resolved.

“We are creating a new standard in Internet security that demands critical,
up-to-the-minute intelligence delivered directly to the customer’s desktop,”
Amoroso said.

AT&T says the new network “enhances the company’s robust portfolio” of
managed security services, including firewalls, intrusion detection and
prevention, denial of service capabilities and token authentication.

And the enterprise needs to extend to beyond the new channel, said Amoroso, to
protect AT&T’s internal network and the service provider’s global
customer network.

Amoroso said managed security and intrusion detection were a cornerstone of
the company’s security outlook. And much like other carriers, AT&T started
to monitor packets per second and bits per second based on customer s based
on their ingress up in the cloud.

“So the idea is rather than stop the tsunami at the beach, it makes more sense
to go 10 miles up in the ocean and see if we can’t stop it before it
develops,” he said.

“Embedded in the cloud a carrier can do some things
others can’t do,” he said.
“Security needs to become embedded in everything we do,” he said.

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