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[September 02, 2014]

Elitetele.com launches managed firewall services to help firms secure increasingly complex IT landscape

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Elitetele.com has introduced a suite of unified threat management (UTM) solutions, including next generation firewalls, for IT teams struggling to secure a rapidly-evolving IT landscape.

Elite has committed itself to working with global leader and high performance network security firm, Fortinet, to bring enhanced firewall services to the market.

Matt Newing says: "Security risks to business systems are expanding at a rapid rate and going undetected by even the best IT teams. Our next generation managed firewalls will offer complete protection against these continually evolving threats." During 2013 there was a ten-fold increase in daily malware attacks, 20 million incidents involving the ZeuS Trojan, 1,800 new virus families targeting the Android platform alone and up to 700 million spam messages a month.[i] Together they will provide a solid first line of defence for organisations battling to contain the impact of these external threats on an IT system that now includes employee-owned devices, mobile workers, unauthorised software applications and cloud services.


Elite will now also offer customers comprehensive penetration testing that will test all network defences and provide a full report on the vulnerabilities discovered, as well as a 24/7 expert Security Operations Centre managed from Elite's recently acquired, highly secure new data centre.

"IT teams worry about losing control of IT, as employees all over the business connect personal devices to the company network, download software and applications and turn to cloud services," said CEO Matt Newing. "Gartner estimates that by 2017, marketing will spend more on technology than the IT department. Yet it's the hard-pressed IT professionals that will still need to protect everything, and keep employees and company data safe from data-breaches and cyber-attack. We're here to make that job easier." Elite's managed firewall solutions are tailored for every customer. They remove the headache of complex management from IT teams, delivering lower operational costs and better performance. The service is ideal for firms with limited in-house IT resources.

The dedicated firewall protection provides guaranteed throughput (starting at 50Mbps and scalable to 10Gbps) and customisation options for policies, VPN access and unified threat management profiles, including anti-virus, intrusion prevention system (IPS), web filtering, anti-spam and traffic shaping. The solutions are user-friendly, integrated and available out-of-box.

Elite is a Premium Partner of Fortinet, a Leader in Gartner's 2014 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management.

About Elitetele.com PLC [Written as either Elitetele.com or Elite] At Elite, our mission is to help businesses grow and improve performance through the powerful provision of bespoke technology and communication solutions. Our vision is to be the communications supplier and employer of choice.

As one of the fastest growing privately owned technology businesses in the UK, we will continue to accelerate our growth by bringing together the best technical minds in the marketplace with unrivalled and innovative unified communications solutions and internet services for businesses.

We are the only unified communications provider to be featured four times in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, which recognises the fastest growing technology companies in the UK. Elite Telecom is a Swyx Gold Partner, and the first unified communications provider to be presented with Swyx's International Partner of the Year award 2013.

We employ over 100 staff members across six offices, including a European arm in Madrid. Customers include, Merlin Entertainments Group, P&O Ferries, American Airlines, Yo! Sushi and one third of the Premier League football clubs.

Press Contact Jenny Dixon, jdixon@elitetele.com.

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