Web hosting provider Windstream Business announced that it has launched Endpoint Security Protection by McAfee, providing a single solution to detect and block viruses, spyware, spam, phishing attempts, and hacker attacks.
The move comes a month after Windstream Business’ hosting division Windstream Hosted Solutions announced plans to construct a new enterprise-class data center in Durham, North Carolina, as well as opened a new Mid-Atlantic data center in McLean, Virginia.
Endpoint filters and quarantines threats carried by email in the cloud, before they have a chance to reach your network.
By partnering with a security solutions provider like McAfee, web hosts are able to differentiate their hosting services with an attractive value-added service designed for small businesses.
Windstream’s Small Business bundles will now include Endpoint Security Protection to provide small businesses with around-the-clock protection for PC’s and laptops.
“Businesses today face security threats that continuously increase in frequency and sophistication, so it is essential to implement thorough desktop security solutions,” said Don Perkins, senior vice president of business marketing for Windstream. “Endpoint Security Protection provides our small and medium-sized business customers with all-around protection, reducing the need for additional security management software, hardware, support and even dedicated IT staff.”
The cloud-based management portal allows customers to deploy Endpoint Security Protection more quickly and less expensively.
Customers have control of customizing the level of protection by blocking websites and emails that contain malicious threats.
The solution offers automatic updates and upgrades to ensure that security is constantly running and up-to-date.
Windstream provides a range of voice and data services, as well as managed services, cloud computing, disaster recovery, and networking services.
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