How secure are your network connections?

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You’ve heard the platitudes about collaboration: Two heads are better than one. Many hands make light work. The sum is greater than the whole of its parts. And so on.

These sayings also hold true for cybersecurity, where each person or organization that joins a managed security services provider (MSSP) brings an opportunity for intelligence, shared knowledge, and a cohesiveness that can make it harder for adversaries to succeed in their cyberattacks.

Connect with confidence

Since research has shown that AT&T secures more connections than any other communications company, organizations can now connect even more confidently to the AT&T network.

More than 1 billion endpoints are secured on the AT&T network, which carries more than 100 petabytes of data every day. (That’s 400 times the information contained in the Library of Congress.) We also conduct more than 30 billion malicious scans, quarantine 400 million spam messages on our IP network, and manage more than 3 billion threat events every day.

At the core of our security capabilities is AT&T Threat Intellect, the culmination of our people, processes, and technologies that give us unprecedented visibility into metadata, intelligence, and analytics. Threat Intellect is a key element that empowers AT&T to sense and quickly adapt to the latest global security issues and threats.

All these billions of scans, quarantines, and threat management capabilities provide unrivaled benefits for AT&T customers.

Without being aware of any danger, our customers are protected because our unparalleled network has seen so many different types of cyberattacks, earmarked trending threats, and noted network anomalies. The enormity of the AT&T network offers a shared, broad knowledge base that benefits everyone who uses it.

For a network connection to be considered secure, it should adhere to at least three basic principles:

  1. Third parties should be barred from obtaining confidential data that was not meant to be sent to them.
  2. Identification of the person or persons wanting access to the data must be verified.
  3. Information being exchanged must be guarded against being seen, captured, or altered by unknown parties.

Connections that are not secure are more vulnerable to data breaches, identity theft, data leaks, eavesdropping, malicious cyberattacks, and a host of other cybercrimes, disruptions and, nuisances.

Leading government officials have named cybersecurity as a primary concern for our national economy, our national defense, and our entire government itself. The average cost of a data breach has climbed to $7 million for American businesses, and 19 individuals become victims of identity theft every minute of every day.

With the explosive growth in connected devices, every new customer who activates an AT&T connection improves the security of the entire nexus, helping to grow a truly partner-driven ecosystem powered by the vast, incomparable networks of AT&T.

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Charlie Barker Value Marketing Director AT&T About Charlie