IP solutions provider Global Crossing has expanded its suite of security solutions to include a firewall, intrusion prevention service, web content filtering and anti-virus capabilities.

Drawing on technology from Fortinet and ArcSight, an HP company, it said that the enhanced portfolio will allow customers to more easily and thoroughly protect, manage and monitor enterprise networks.

Also offered is reporting and analysis via Global Crossing's uCommand customer portal and a security information and event management (SIEM) platform, which resides in the Global Crossing security operations centre that provides continuous response to security events around the world.

The company is using the ArcSight enterprise threat and risk management platform to provide visibility across a customer's IT infrastructure in order to proactively monitor and manage business risk.

Fortinet appliances provide firewall, intrusion protection, application control, web content filtering and anti-virus and anti-spam capabilities for the Global Crossing solution. The appliances send logs of events on those activities to the ArcSight platform for analysis by security operations centre staff.

David Carey, Global Crossing's chief marketing officer, said: “As multinational enterprises face an ever-increasing number of security threats to their networks, Global Crossing recognises the need to address, in a holistic manner, the entire spectrum of these potentially revenue-impacting attacks.

“Global Crossing security solutions cost-effectively extends our customers' limited IT and security resources and lets them concentrate on their core business while we keep their networks hardened and secure.”

Global Crossing customers now also have access to a full array of professional services from Global Crossing security consulting to provide security assessments and audits, penetration testing and vulnerability evaluations.