NTT Security has unveiled a unified web security-as-a-service (WSaaS) in partnership with Symantec, combining expertise around cloud and threat detection technologies.
"The unified service is a vital step towards reducing security complexity and accelerating our clients’ digital transformation for their cloud journey,” said Kazu Yozawa, CTO at NTT Security. "WSaaS delivers convenient cloud-based security services with advanced threat detection and response.
"The advantages of cloud-based security services are easy and enable swift deployment of secured internet access.
"The same controls and security policies can be applied to distributed locations covering all aspects of today’s enterprise businesses from cloud and mobile through to on-premise."
The deployment represents the first unified service that has came from the partnership since it was announced in April.
Specifically, the WSaaS will be delivered as part of NTT Security’s global managed security services, bolstering web security services to clients across the cloud, mobile and on-premise.
"The cloud presents a tremendous opportunity for organisations but also introduces a whole new set of security and compliance risks,” added Greg Clark, CEO of Symantec. “Symantec has invested heavily in innovations and integrations of CASB, network security proxies and endpoint solutions to solve these cloud generation challenges.
"We are very proud to be partnering with NTT Security to deliver these innovations to our joint customers."
From the start, the new service has been designed to reduce overall security risk, minimise the impact of security threats, and help customers meet compliance requirements.
Furthermore, the offering will provide real-time threat intelligence, analysis and protection, together with the management and security monitoring of cloud-based web security solutions.
Ultimately, the new service will free up clients to focus on critical issues such as the timely delivery of higher quality secure IT services for their organisation by offloading the burden of real-time network and device monitoring, advanced security analysis and security management.
A threat intelligence risk rating will also come as a standard feature of the service as a means to provide enhanced security analysis and rapid deployment through both agent and agentless capabilities.
Delving deeper, an enhanced correlated analysis will additionally be a feature of the new service through better handling of logs from web security services as well as on-premise security appliances such as proxy, firewall, intrusion prevention system and intrusion detection system and sandbox.