RCN Business Launches Managed Security and Monitoring Service with Versa Networks’ SD-Security

Security Service Provides Multiple Tiers of Protection through Highly Flexible Cloud-Based Service

Princeton, NJ and Santa Clara, Calif. – July 26, 2016 – RCN Business, a communications provider delivering network solutions for voice, data and video, and Versa Networks, today announced the launch of RCN Managed Security , a cloud-based managed security service enabling businesses to efficiently manage information security and monitor network activity. The service is available now to RCN Business customers using the company’s fiber-based services.

One of the most important issues facing businesses of all sizes is information security. Companies are challenged to proactively address attacks by hackers, protect highly sensitive data, and protect against internal threats such as employees inadvertently downloading malicious software. Traditional hardware-based solutions used to provide protection are too costly and complex for many businesses to manage across all their locations, requiring significant capital investments in equipment and software, as well as operating expenses and resources to deploy, configure and continually optimize.

Router: A router is required to connect multiple computers and assigns individual IP addresses for each device. Many ISPs provide a basic router as part of their installation. Business-grade routers are designed with advanced features for extra security such as a firewall, anti-spam, anti-virus, and wireless options. These offer more control over customization. This type of router also enables the setup of a virtual private network (VPN), which allows the company’s employees to connect to the network if traveling or away from the office. If the ISP doesn’t provide a router, there are several routers designed for small businesses or home offices that have special software which will guide the user through the setup – further simplifying the process of establishing a network. A typical router has several ports to connect multiple computers or other devices and allows the user to share the Internet connection across those devices.

RCN Business Managed Security is delivered from the cloud, eliminating the management and capital costs associated with traditional security solutions. Based on software-defined security (SD-Security) from Versa Networks, RCN Business Managed Security provides businesses with the protection capabilities of enterprise security solutions like next-generation firewalls and unified threat management, while greatly simplifying deployment, operations and monitoring at branch office sites.

RCN Business Managed Security offers multiple plans that provide layered protection through:

  • Standard and next-generation firewalls
  • Application- and activity-based control of users’ Internet access
  • Network monitoring with application-level visibility

“Not only does our fully managed solution give businesses comprehensive protection, the cloud-based platform eliminates capital equipment and management costs, ensuring the service is always up-to-date,” states Mike Carrosquilla, SVP of Commercial Services for RCN. “With RCN Business’s new security solution, IT managers can rest easy knowing we are taking care of their communications, network and security needs.”

“To mitigate the ever-growing quantity of attacks and data protection risks, RCN Business has developed a highly innovative cloud- and software-based service to provide robust and layered network security,” said Kumar Mehta, CEO and co-founder of Versa Networks. “We are proud to partner with RCN Business and enable their customers to benefit from a truly cloud-based security offering.”

More information on RCN Business Managed Security can be found here. RCN Business offers a full suite of cost-effective, reliable voice, data, Internet and video services across its wholly-owned and locally managed fiber-rich network. Additional information about RCN Business by calling 1-877-726-7000.

More information on Versa SD-Security solutions can be found at www.versa-networks.com/products. To request a demo, please visit Versa.

About RCN Business Services

RCN Business Service provides industry-leading high-speed Internet, voice, video and network solutions to businesses of all sizes. Delivered through a wholly-owned, state-of-the-art fiber-rich network and supported by 100% U.S.-based customer service, RCN Business serves businesses in Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia (Delaware County), Lehigh Valley (PA), Washington, D.C., and New York City. RCN Business received the Metro Ethernet Forum’s CE 2.0 certification in the E-Line, E-LAN and E-Access categories in 2014.

RCN Business Media Contact:
Jaymie Scotto & Associates for RCN
866-695-3629 ext. 13

About Versa Networks:

Founded by network industry veterans, Versa Networks is an innovative vendor in the SD-WAN and SD-Security market. Versa solutions enable service providers and large enterprises to transform the WAN and branch networks to achieve unprecedented business advantages. Versa’s carrier-grade network function virtualization (NFV) software provides unmatched agility, cost savings and flexibility vs. traditional network hardware. The company is backed by premier venture investors Sequoia, Mayfield and Verizon Ventures. For more information visit http://www.versa-networks.com.

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Versa Networks Media Contact:
James Cameron
(415) 800-5367