Masergy Communications Inc. has announced the general availability of advanced threat management capabilities for its managed cloud firewall service Intelligent Internet Management (IIM). The new sensor technology is fully integrated with Masergy’s Unified Enterprise Security (UES) managed security service and provides customers with added protection against advanced cybersecurity threats. 

The innovative, software-based sensor technology is directly embedded within the company’s Software Defined Network (SDN) Platform and works seamlessly with its cloud firewall service.

Most packet monitoring technologies work inside of corporate firewalls, but Masergy’s cloud firewall sensor technology is uniquely able to inspect network traffic on Masergy’s global cloud network at the point of entry and exit.

Masergy’s UES system architecture uses patented machine learning and big data analytics to identify advanced threats throughout customers’ networks, both on premise and in the cloud.

“The cloud-based sensor comes in response to our customers’ request for simplified but in-depth network security features,” said Tim Naramore, CTO, Masergy. “The result is a fully managed security solution, delivered through the cloud for cost-effective threat protection.”