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Verizon turns to Fhoosh for cyber security

Steve Rogerson
January 18, 2018
 
Cyber-security company Fhoosh is enhancing the Verizon SDP software defined perimeter service with fast end-to-end data protection. This is scalable and can be deployed to protect an organisation’s ecosystem.
 
This means Verizon can better protect and speed all types of data from endpoints, including IoT devices, and safeguard those data for their entire lifecycle.
 
“Fhoosh performance security helps SDP give organisations a true competitive edge with new functionality and an improved customer experience,” said Verizon asymmetric architect Jeff Schweitzer.
 
Fhoosh enables secure live streaming from the edge, during transmission and through Verizon SDP environments.
 
The companies demonstrated Verizon SDP services with Fhoosh capabilities at last year’s Operation Convergent Response emergency responder technology event in Perry, Georgia. During the exhibition, Fhoosh software protected video data captured from IoT sensor devices mounted on tactical K9s and robots, then securely streamed HD video in real time to a secure command and control centre to aid first responders taking part in the emergency scenarios.
 
This latest announcement sees patented Fhoosh cyber-security capabilities become an intrinsic component of Verizon SDP. This helps reduce security risks with data protection that safeguards against unauthorised access and helps boost system-wide performance. The easy-to-deploy software scales with SDP, yet is lightweight so it can be installed on a range of IoT devices to safeguard data from inception.
 
“We’re thrilled to work together on a holistic vision to protect all data, all the time, everywhere,” said Eric Tobias, CEO of California-based Fhoosh. “By joining our collective capabilities, we’re able to solve challenges that were previously impossible as we protect a customer’s data.”
 
Schweitzer added: “With Fhoosh innovations extending, enhancing and speeding Verizon SDP, we have an opportunity to better safeguard data as we create completely new products ranging from secure surveillance and entertainment live streaming, to turnkey offerings for emergency responders and smart cities, smartphones and more. Together, we’re redefining the boundaries of what’s possible and dramatically changing the customer experience.”
 
Verizon Communications, headquartered in New York, has a workforce of 161,000 and generated nearly $126bn in 2016 revenues. Verizon’s American wireless network has 113.9 million retail connections nationwide. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over mobile broadband and an all-fibre network, and delivers integrated business services to users worldwide.