BT has signed an agreement with Check Point Software Technologies to embed additional security capabilities into BT’s global network, enabling customers to securely access cloud-based applications wherever they are hosted.
The company said new embedded Cloud Firewall services are part of a range of hosted security solutions being deployed across BT’s global network to deliver its vision of the cloud of clouds.
Customers require efficient and secure access over a mix dedicated and public networks as more applications and workloads move to private, public and hybrid clouds.
Based on Check Point’s 13500 series firewall technology it has deployed additional managed security services at its global internet gateways to protect BT customers’ boundaries with the internet.
Additionally, BT has also enhanced the internet breakout from its global network at global gateways to improve its cloud services integration capabilities.
Breakouts can be deployed on a regional basis, enabling to general internet cloud facilities, or on an optimized basis, where traffic is kept on-net and breakout to the internet occurs closer to the traffic’s destination at specific cloud locations.
Embedded Cloud Firewall services are now available for BT Global Services customers globally as a standard solution.
“BT and Check Point have a long track record of successfully working together with world leading multinational companies. Our new embedded Cloud Firewall services considerably reinforce the security credentials of BT’s cloud service integration offering,” said Keith Langridge, vice president, network services at BT Global Services.
Last month, BT signed deal with ABB to transform and manage its global communications infrastructure in order to improve application performance and IT security.