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Global cyber-attacks like the one earlier this week on the routers of Deutsche Telekom's customers are evidence of the sheer scale of the threat from the Net. 93 percent of large and medium-sized enterprises in Germany have already fallen victim to IT attacks aiming to gain confidential data or cause damage. 22 percent experience attacks on a daily basis, while another 19 percent record one or more attacks per week. These are the findings of the Security Report: Decision-Makers 2016 (pdf, 2.6 MB) (german only), published today by Deutsche Telekom for the Magenta Security trade congress in Frankfurt. According to the report, 40 percent of companies spent significantly more on protecting their IT against hacker attacks over the last year than ever before.

Deutsche Telekom recognizes that the security market is growing and is expanding its portfolio of security solutions. The new business area under construction, Telekom Security, today presented eight new solutions in Frankfurt. "The overall situation is threatening, and it is unlikely to improve in the future," said Ferri Abolhassan, Director of Telekom Deutschland and Head of Telekom Security, in Frankfurt. He went on: "By expanding our Magenta Security portfolio even further, companies have a large choice of products to ensure they get a protection concept that is tailored exactly to their needs."

The new solutions comprise in-house developments as well as offerings in conjunction with leading international software technology vendors. "Our security portfolio focuses on strong, innovative partners whose solutions we can make even better for customers by providing them from our high-security data centers as a trusted partner. This allows us to offer customized outsourcing of security operations," said Dirk Backofen, Head of Portfolio Management at Telekom Security.

The new solutions enhance the existing Magenta Security portfolio and are available to purchase from mid-December.

Follow the trade congress on Twitter using the hashtag #TelekomSecurity. Click here to read more about the congress and its high-profile participants. To view the findings of the Security Report: Decision-Makers 2016, visit Security Report: Decision-Makers 2016 (pdf, 2.6 MB) (german only).

The new solutions in detail:

APT Protect Pro (cloud-based)

Together with Israeli security provider Check Point, Deutsche Telekom launches a solution that enables users to ensure that only e-mails with secure content land in their inbox. This leaves would-be blackmailers out in the cold. Part of the Business Mail Protect solution, it protects against advanced persistent threats, i.e., previously unknown attacks, in e-mails and their attachments. As a result, existing security hubs in corporate networks with no APT function can be added to quickly and easily using a cloud solution from Deutsche Telekom's high-security data centers.

APT Protect Pro (on-premise)

Customers with existing Cisco infrastructure in the security hub can add the same APT function by upgrading existing modules. The new product in conjunction with Cisco recognizes and disarms both familiar attack scenarios as well as brand new zero-day attacks. APT Protect Pro (on-premise) is the result of cooperation between Deutsche Telekom and the global expertise of Cisco, and offers customers state-of-the-art, customized IT protection, including for existing installations, from a large range of solutions and modules.

Browser in the Box

Browsers are by far the most vulnerable gateway for malicious code. Deutsche Telekom, together with Rohde & Schwarz, has come up with a barrier against this code. The Browser in the Box runs on a discrete virtual machine with its own operating system. This prevents elements that spread malicious code from accessing the computer and entering the corporate network. It even protects against unknown threats such as zero-day exploits.

Cyber Defense as a Service

Cyber Defense as a Service is a comprehensive new security service in a pay-as-you-go version offered by Deutsche Telekom in conjunction with Arcsight from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The customer pays by the day for the cloud service from Deutsche Telekom's high-security data centers and with no minimum contract term. The result: rapid access for a wide range of customers to the renowned SIEM system Arcsight – with absolutely no capex required. The service itself is provided by the staff at Deutsche Telekom's own Security Operation Center. Customers benefit directly from Deutsche Telekom's decades of experience.

Identity Protect Pro

When it's not possible to keep track of who is using what device or service when and in what capacity, this leaves the doors for successful attacks on connected systems and applications wide open. Together with vendor ForgeRock, Deutsche Telekom will in future be offering the cloud-based identity and access management system Identity Protect Pro. The product bundle includes services for managing user IDs and access authorizations for customer applications and corporate resources.

Offline Scanner Pro

The vast majority of attacks on companies could be prevented if software was kept up to date. Deutsche Telekom has developed Offline Scanner Pro to let IT owners keep constant track of the patch status of their computers. The application can identify the patch status of a server without the need for personal access. It is simple to use and operate and requires virtually no system expertise.

Vulnerability Scan as a Service

Together with Qualys, Deutsche Telekom offers a new service that monitors the security status of a company's IT systems. Vulnerability Scan as a Service examines IP network components via their access points, i.e., IP addresses, for vulnerabilities. The vulnerability scanner automatically scans up to hundreds of thousands – or even more – IT components via the IP addresses visible on the Internet or intranet for security gaps and compliance with defined security guidelines. It then creates automated, clear reports of the results. The particularly new aspects are that the solution is hosted in Deutsche Telekom's high-security data centers, all data remain in Germany and the customer has sole access to the data.

Sealed Cloud

The Sealed Cloud from partner Uniscon GmbH is a patented data center technology to be offered by Deutsche Telekom from its high-security data centers from March onwards. It is used to operate Uniscon's iDGard service for document-sharing, data rooms and document mobility, as well as a secure chat function. The service combines ease of use with high security and can even be used for media containing trade secrets.

For more information on these products, please visit here (german only). Further Information please visit www.cloud telekom.

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