TelecomWeb White Paper Details Managed Security Opportunities for Service Providers

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According to a new white paper from TelecomWeb: The Telecom Intelligence Group, network and information security is a constantly moving target. The paper, "Managed Security Services Are In High Demand, and For Good Reason: Security Management and the Role of Managed Services," by Warren Williams, vice president and senior program director at The Telecom Intelligence Group, says new threats in the form of hackers, viruses and worms along with nuisance e-mail and the potential for internal incursions continue to stalk corporate systems. Business governance, data privacy and protection regulations impose severe penalties on organizations for compliance failures, increasing the cost of those failures or breaches in security.

According to a new white paper from TelecomWeb: The Telecom Intelligence Group, network and information security is a constantly moving target.

The paper, "Managed Security Services Are In High Demand, and For Good Reason: Security Management and the Role of Managed Services," by Warren Williams, vice president and senior program director at The Telecom Intelligence Group, says new threats in the form of hackers, viruses and worms along with nuisance e-mail and the potential for internal incursions continue to stalk corporate systems. Business governance, data privacy and protection regulations impose severe penalties on organizations for compliance failures, increasing the cost of those failures or breaches in security.

And as organizations add new locations, new employees, new business partners, new business applications and new technologies to support their competitive advantage, IT managers are under constant pressure to deal with increasing network complexity to help ensure a secure information environment.

Additionally, working diligently to keep abreast of new security threats, new security technology and adjusting to security procedures to minimize business disruption, IT departments must balance the needs of the business with available budget and skilled resources. It is easy to understand why Professional Security Services and Managed Security Services are in such high demand.

"There is no end in sight for the 'cat-and-mouse' game of security management and, at some point, IT organizations will be forced to trust in the status quo in order to fund other, more pressing corporate initiatives," says Williams. "This recipe for disaster requires virtually every CIO to consider and select Professional and Managed Security Services providers as trusted allies that not only will provide contract services but that also provide proactive recommendations on infrastructure, network services and internal processes and procedures. I am convinced network service providers that do not provide Professional and Managed Security Services will find themselves in a commodity, lowest-price business."

This free white paper is available on the Managed & Hosted Services Report, sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent, at http://www.telecomweb.com/lucent.

About The Telecom Intelligence Group

The Telecom Intelligence Group includes market intelligence provider InfoTech; TelecomWeb and TelecomWeb news break; newsletters Wireless Business Forecast, Broadband Business Forecast, Telecom Policy Report and Inside Digital TV; tariff consultancy Tarifica; and the Web-based business-telephony-product database TelecomTactics. For more information, please visit http://www.TelecomWeb.com.

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Sharon Valencik, research & marketing director, 800/610-3109

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