DALLAS, Nov. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --
What's the news? AT&T* has launched an
integrated, managed cybersecurity solution to help U.S. federal
agencies modernize and protect their IT infrastructure in
compliance with Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) 3.0 cybersecurity
guidance. AT&T Government Trusted Internet brings together
software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) technology, security
capabilities and fiber connectivity in a 24/7 managed solution
through a single provider. The comprehensive, scalable solution
integrates with the AT&T Managed Trusted Internet Protocol
Service, extending highly secure remote access to federal agency
workers and branch offices.
Why is this important?
As federal agencies increased their adoption of mobile and cloud
technologies in 2020 to support telework, cyber risks and
requirements changed. These changes prompted new TIC 3.0 guidance
from the federal government's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure
Security Agency to protect federal data and networks and provide
visibility of cloud and remote users.
The need for federal agencies to modernize their IT
infrastructure also increased this year with the White House
Executive Order (EO) on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity
in May. The EO calls for bold changes and investments to improve
the cybersecurity posture of the federal government including
moving to Zero Trust. Zero Trust is a security framework requiring
all users, whether in or outside the organization's network, to be
authenticated, authorized, and continuously validated for security
configuration and posture before being granted or keeping access to
applications and data.
What makes this new cybersecurity solution different?
AT&T is a trusted network provider to U.S. federal government
agencies, helping them maximize network efficiency and performance
no matter where they are on the network transformation continuum.
AT&T Government Trusted Internet meets federal agency
requirements for highly secure remote connectivity supporting
remote users and branch offices. The solution optimizes network
performance while allowing government agency users to connect
directly to the internet to access cloud-based applications in a
highly secure manner. It provides centralized network visibility
across users, devices, and locations to monitor users whether they
are on or off the network to reduce security risks. These
capabilities allow federal agencies the flexibility and speed they
require as they modernize their IT infrastructure.
AT&T Government Trusted Internet delivers threat analysis
and correlation through the AT&T Security Operations Center and
AT&T Alien Labs Open Threat Exchange® global threat sharing
community to help federal agencies monitor and reduce ongoing
The solution includes additional capabilities such as Zero Trust
Network Access to provide highly secure remote access to
applications, data, and services based on clearly defined access
When will this new cybersecurity solution be
AT&T Government Trusted Internet is
immediately available to U.S. federal agencies.
Chris Kissel, Research
Director, Tier 2 SOC Analytics, IDC
"Federal agencies want
to stay ahead of evolving cyber threats and comply with TIC 3.0 and
the Executive Order, but they also want as little friction as
possible. What I see as compelling about AT&T Government
Trusted Internet is it considers all of the possible use cases
including remote workers and the practical implementation of Zero
Trust. Additionally, the AT&T Security Operations Center and
AT&T Alien Labs Open Threat Exchange provide monitoring and
Brandon Pearce, AVP, Product
Marketing Management, AT&T
"The shift to telework and
increased cyber threats have created urgency for federal agencies
to enhance the security of their IT infrastructure.
AT&T Government Trusted Internet helps federal employees
to efficiently connect to remote agency networks and cloud
environments in a highly secure manner while continually managing
Where can I find more information?
Learn more about
AT&T Government Trusted Internet here and AT&T Managed
Trusted Internet Protocol Service here. To learn more about
AT&T Public Sector and FirstNet, please click here.
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