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Toronto Hydro Telecom makes even the smallest network a veritable fortress
Flexible, customizable firewall solutions from Toronto Hydro Telecom bolster network security TORONTO, Nov. 21 /CNW/ - Organizations suffer hundreds of malicious attacks against their corporate networks each and every day. With the cost of network breaches experienced by organizations expected to increase by 20 per cent(1) in the next year alone, companies cannot afford to ignore the reality that intellectual property is under constant threat and that a scalable solution needs to be put in place. In light of this very real challenge facing businesses today, Toronto Hydro Telecom has announced the arrival of its Managed Firewall service, which offers businesses a unique customized solution, delivering true flexibility, scalability and security. With its ability to apply service and policies at each office location, Toronto Hydro Telecom's Managed Firewall can accommodate any organization's changing needs. Available as either one of four stock configurations or as a fully customized solution, companies can create and augment security services and policies to best suit their needs. This effectively eliminates the need for the costly software upgrades often required to keep pace with the ever-evolving threats that can affect a business. "With the increase in frequency and sophistication of network attacks, firewall protection is an essential line of defence for all businesses no matter the size, as no organization is exempt from these assaults," said Dave Dobbin, president, Toronto Hydro Telecom. "Our offering - available to our Internet customers - has been designed with the knowledge and understanding that the majority of businesses in Canada today require a solution that fits their unique organizational requirements." Unlike most small firewall appliances developed, Toronto Hydro Telecom's Managed Firewall service makes carrier-class firewall infrastructure a reality, effectively removing the financial burden of a traditional in-house solution. The capital cost is absorbed by the service provider, as are the personnel requirements for the implementation, management and ongoing monitoring of the security infrastructure. (1) Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2007 keynote address Scalability is Key Businesses operate in different environments with unique challenges and security concerns. To ensure that companies can access the solution that best serves individual business requirements, Toronto Hydro Telecom offers Managed Firewall services in four 'out-of-the-box' options as well as via custom design to its Internet customers, depending on the customer's specific requirements. To celebrate the launch of its Managed Firewall service during IT Security Week Canada, (http://www.itsecurityweek.ca/) Toronto Hydro Telecom is offering those customers who sign up for a 12-month contract before December 31, 2007 one month of free service. If you are interested in this service please contact Toronto Hydro Telecom at 416.599.3282, option No. 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Alongside this promotion, Toronto Hydro Telecom is proud to announce its sponsorship of IDC Canada's Managed Security Services Roundtable event taking place at Ryerson University on Wednesday, November 22. For those interested in attending, please contact Joanne Haywood at email@example.com or 416.673.2284. About Toronto Hydro Telecom Toronto Hydro Telecom Inc. is a data communications provider offering customers a suite of managed network services from connectivity, including Private Line and Ethernet MetroLAN, to value added services like Security and Storage. The company also offers its One Zone WiFi subscription services. With its fibre optic network and operations throughout Toronto, Toronto Hydro Telecom connects 490 commercial buildings within the city's downtown core and counts many of Canada's leading businesses and institutions among its clients. For more information about Toronto Hydro Telecom, the telecom subsidiary of Toronto Hydro Corporation, see www.thtelecom.ca and www.onezone.ca. Forward-Looking Information Certain portions of this press release may constitute forward-looking information. Forward-looking information means disclosure regarding possible events, conditions or results that is based on assumptions about future economic conditions and courses of action or attributable to third parties. 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