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.
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.