, a top-tier national ISP, has expanded its Internet security service to cover companies even
though they may rely on another provider for Net access.
GTE's Site Patrol 4 is an outsourcing security service that provides
security policies and procedures, firewall and encryption technologies, and
round-the-clock monitoring. It works regardless of a customer's ISP by
building security on top of whatever connections the customer has.
If the problem stems from the ISP's connection, GTE's service documents the
failure so the customer can work with their ISP to solve it.
The new version of the security service also adds support for Check Point's FireWall-1, in addition to
Trusted Information Systems' Gauntlet
Site Patrol also supports the Sun Ultra platform and can handle high-speed
connections up to T3. For secure remote access, the service supports
V-One's SmartGate for virtual private networks. The security service is
available in 52 countries through GTE ad partners.
Pricing begins at $2,750 per month, with a $5,000 installation fee with no
extra for firms that use other ISPs for connectivity. Fees vary for
connection speeds greater than T1, and international service runs $3,750
per month with a $7,500 installation fee.