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Telus launches three new security offerings

Telus Communications Inc. today announced that Distributed Denial of Service, Intrusion Prevention Service and Secu...


March 31, 2005  


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Telus Communications Inc. today announced that Distributed Denial of Service, Intrusion Prevention Service and Secure Socket Layer VPN have been added to its IP security services package.

"With more and more organizations moving to IP, maximizing the investment and guaranteeing systems security is a priority for TELUS," says David Fuller, vice president of solutions development.

"These new security solutions address a reality for business and government today — security must be considered a priority of daily operations, rather than a distant threat."

Telus’ Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) continuously monitors customer network traffic for anomalies and destroys them before they affect legitimate users’ services.

The Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS) is a turn-key solution that insulates a network environment against external attacks, while the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) VPN eliminates the need for client software deployment, costly maintenance and desktop support by utilizing the Internet’s capacity for data transportation.

Security threats are on the rise as the power of the Internet grows. According to data from the CERT Coordination Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., the worldwide cost of viruses and worms was estimated at US$45 billion in 2003, with annual costs expected to rise by 300% year over year.