Allot, McAfee and Telefonica come together with cybersecurity offering for SMBs



Allot Communications Ltd. has joined with McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, and Telefonica to deliver a comprehensive cybersecurity solution for small and medium businesses (SMBs) which covers both fixed and mobile networks as well as device (PC and mobile) security.

The managed service is based on the integration of Allot and McAfee’s security products: Allot’s NetworkSecure and McAfee Multi Access. Together, they provide protection to SMB users on the network and on their mobile devices or PCs from threats.

This initiative arises from the current market need for an advanced security service for SMBs, which also includes protection for employee devices. In addition, this new cybersecurity solution offers industrialized services, fully packaged and with simple management by the customer.

Allot is a provider of network intelligence and security solutions for service providers worldwide, enhancing value to their customers. Its solutions are deployed globally for network and application analytics, traffic control and shaping, network-based security services, and more.

Allot’s multi-service platforms are deployed by over 500 mobile, fixed and cloud service providers and over 1000 enterprises. Its network-based security as a service solution has achieved over 50 percent penetration with some service providers and is already used by over 20 million subscribers in Europe.

“The Allot and McAfee solution delivers protection everywhere someone connects. Telefonica can potentially achieve very high service penetration ratios for this premium security service. This value-added service provides antivirus and content filtering services on the network and the endpoint device in a unified manner,” said Hagay Katz, Vice President Cybersecurity at Allot.

“McAfee’s goal is to deliver integrated security across business and consumer devices in a way that helps our customers stay protected from the latest threats,” said Pedro Gutierrez, Senior Vice President, Global Consumer and SMB Sales at McAfee. “Our products allow us to work with key partners, like Allot, to bring innovative solutions to service providers. We’re confident that this combination of endpoint and network-based security delivers Telefonica customers with comprehensive protection on and off the network.”

“There is a current need in the market to offer an advanced protection service for the fixed and mobile network of companies,” said Jose Luis Gilperez, executive director public administrations, defense and security, Telefónica España. “We believe that this advanced prevention solution, based on the unification of two robust security platforms, can contribute a lot to SMBs in the field of cybersecurity. In addition, we see the huge potential of Telefónica to achieve very high penetration rates with this type of service. We believe that this partnership is an excellent formula for success in the market.”

 

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