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AT&T Cybersecurity Launches Managed Security Services for US Federal Agencies

AT&T Cybersecurity, a Top 250 MSSP, has launched Government Trusted Internet. The managed security service is designed to help U.S. federal agencies protect their IT infrastructure from prying eyes. The AT&T effort aligns with the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) 3.0 cybersecurity guidance, according to the telecom giant.

The Government Trusted Internet service has potential benefits for IT administrators as well as end-users. Among the use cases, AT&T asserted:

  • Federal agencies can use Government Trusted Internet to gain visibility into network users, devices and locations, and then use that information for network efficiency and performance initiatives.
  • End-users gain Zero Trust Network Access and other capabilities that offer secure remote access to applications, data and services based on specific access control policies.

The Government Trusted Internet also integrates with the AT&T Security Operations Center (SOC) and Alien Labs Open Threat Exchange global threat sharing community, the company indicated.

AT&T Cybersecurity's Government Trusted Internet announcement comes after President Biden in May 2021 issued a cybersecurity executive order focused on improving the nation's cyber stance, threat intelligence sharing and cyberattack response efforts. This order cites the need for federal agencies to modernize their IT infrastructure, so they can protect against current and emerging cyber threats.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.