Swisscom launches highly automated cyber security solution for SMEs in Switzerland 

Swisscom launches highly automated cyber security solution for SMEs in Switzerland

BERNE, 3-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Swisscom revealed today that over 3,000 phishing pages and 2,200 infected computers are being blocked by them on average per month. Furthermore, according to Swisscom, over 60% of SMEs in Switzerland are affected by cyber attacks. On top of this, some 23,000 Swiss small businesses have already been held to ransom. Based on this data, Swisscom concludes that a simple firewall is no longer enough to protect you from those cyber treats.

To address this cyber security issue, Swisscom now offers SMEs an integrated solution for Internet, network and security. By using Swisscom’s Managed Security and Managed Backup services SMEs in Switzerland can protect themselves effectively from data loss that can be caused by malware and new cyber threats.

The new cyber security solution is offered for a fixed monthly price by Swisscom and represents a complete service package. Swisscom ensures no security gaps by monitoring its security solution around the clock while dealing with any licence management and firmware updates.

Reto Baschera, Head of Business Products at Swisscom:

Reto Baschera, Head of Business Products at Swisscom

“CEOs need to concentrate on their day-to-day business and not have to deal with IT, telephony or security issues. Our cloud-based products make professional IT solutions affordable for SMEs and relieve them of as many IT tasks as possible.”

Swisscom’s Managed Security offering is indeed Switzerland’s first fully integrated security solution. It is a cloud-based next-generation firewall with built-in web filter, deep packet inspection as well as anti-virus functions.

Scalability, high availability and performance are among the advantages the cloud-based firewall, produced by renowned security provider Fortinet,  has over its counterpart the hardware firewalls. The cloud-based firewall is fully integrated into Swisscom’s existing Internet and network solution.

According to Reto Baschera, Swisscom’s Managed Security offers comprehensive protection for SMEs – from connectivity to company networks and IT security. Being cloud based, the services can easily be managed via a central dashboard and are always up to date while the firewall can be deployed by the IT partner within minutes.

Furthermore, Swisscom’s Managed Backup offers additional confidence to SMEs across the country as they can always have an up-to-date backup copy of their data, servers and mailboxes. This package is on offer as part of the Smart ICT and is now also available as a single Managed Service from the Swiss cloud.

Responding swiftly to stolen, deleted or encrypted company’s data is very important. Reto Baschera elaborates on this further: “Backup is one thing. Restoring the data if there is an emergency is much more difficult and complex. We take the pressure off CEOs by taking care of the entire recovery process – quickly and completely.”

SOURCE: Swisscom

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