Five stars for Secucloud: managed security solution Secuscaler achieves top marks in SC Magazine’s comparative test

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Five stars for Secucloud: managed security solution Secuscaler achieves top marks in SC Magazine’s comparative test

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 07:10
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Intuitive usability and high level of flexibility named as strengths of the solution

Hamburg, Germany. 15 May 2019 – With innovative construction plans, strategic business ideas or sensitive customer data, companies are a profitable target for hackers and criminals in multiple ways. There is no lack of services and solutions to counter today’s heightened threat levels. But how effective are they in everyday use? The well-known US cyber news and information source SC Media decided to find out in April by analyzing various security solutions in its SC Media Labs testing laboratories. One of the solutions the SC Media Product Reviews team examined was Secuscaler, the cloud-based solution from German security provider Secucloud. And it achieved top marks in almost all of the criteria tested by the team, which gave it a five-star rating. In the SC Media Labs rankings, this is denoted “outstanding in all respects”.

The Secuscaler managed security service provides companies with a package of powerful security technologies that can be scaled as required and are always kept up to date – via the cloud and with no maintenance effort. Based on a highly sophisticated Firewall-as-a-Service (FwaaS), it provides today’s company networks with centralized and efficient protection against attacks. In addition, the SD-WAN component enables businesses to securely interconnect their various locations. With the FwaaS and a secure web gateway, the solution delivers the highest possible level of protection for sensitive company data and valuable intellectual property.

For the analysis, SC Media Labs tested the solution using the criteria Features, Performance, Documentation, Support, Ease of Use, and Value for Money. The SC Media Labs specialists were particularly impressed with the solution’s intuitive usability, in that it gives users an overview of the entire company network in the form of a centralized dashboard. The test report also mentioned the SD-WAN functionality’s ability to facilitate network admin and operation, while offering a high-performance and cost-effective alternative to traditional and expensive multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) technology. As Secuscaler’s secure web gateway always accesses the latest malware signatures in the cloud, it works faster and more efficiently than conventional solutions. Companies can quickly connect devices as well as entire networks to Secuscaler security by simply downloading the relevant router configurations and distributing them across the relevant devices.

Relieving IT’s workload with managed security from the cloud

“One of the biggest challenges for companies at the moment is the workload – or even overload – of their IT teams, whose everyday work makes a key contribution to the smooth running of the business,” says Dennis Monner, CEO of Secucloud. “That’s why it’s so important to relieve them of time-consuming admin and maintenance tasks as much as possible. And that’s exactly where Secuscaler comes in. With our managed security service, companies benefit from an advanced, Enterprise-grade protection from the cloud. And they don’t even have to worry about updating and maintaining the security infrastructure either. Users get a centralized overview and can access all the functions on the intuitive web GUI with a few clicks. The fact that we managed to achieve such a great rating from the well-known SC Media Labs tests is the result of continual innovation on the part of our security experts.”