U.S carrier Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has improved its Virtual Network Services (VNS) Platform through Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP).
The telecommunications provider revealed that it has enhanced its VNS platform by introducing security software from Check Point Software Technologies. The company’s aim was to improve cloud cyber security for its enterprise customers. The move highlights the company’s pursuit of a richer service for its customers and the fact that it recognizes cybersecurity as a critical part of its offerings. Check Point also happened to be ideal for the task because it is has a strong record in the cybersecurity space and is constantly offering mission-critical solutions.
Some of Check Point’s latest and robust solutions include the recently launched ThreatCloud IntelliStore which is a product suite that allows enterprises to select from a range of solutions for neutralizing threats. Verizon decided to integrate Check Point’s security solution into its VNS platform because the solution has significant demand and also because it can scale the software to achieve different needs.
Verizon’s use of Check Point’s solutions also highlights the carrier’s plan to adopt a software-defined ecosystem that is easily accessible. Such a move will allow global enterprises to deploy virtual networks and manage them with security and flexible bandwidth. The carrier has also incorporated other security tools into its VNS platform, including software from companies such as Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) and Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) among others.
“Although we have each of those as virtual appliances, it’s a library of software functions where we’re able to start building — with the complex orchestration engine that we built — the ability to service-chain not just appliances together, but individual algorithms or functions within those software appliances into creating customized service chains for people,” stated Shawn Hakl, Verizon’s VP for business networking and security solutions.
The new addition is expected to strengthen Verizon’s ability to ward off cyberattacks by providing a high level of threat prevention across networks.
Verizon stock closed the latest trading session on Friday at $48.68 after a 0.77 percent gain compared to the performance of the stock during the previous close.