Cloud Connectiv’s Managed Intrusion Prevention Service (MIPS) is a critical component in your fight against hackers, ransomware, malware, Trojans, and botnets. Cloud Connectiv’s managed IPS service provides a turn-key solution that delivers best-in-class IPS technology, best-practice IPS management, and the unsurpassed expertise that your business requires. We partner with industry leaders like Alert logic to deliver a true 24/7/365 IDS solution.

Maximizing Business Potential

  • • Network IPS & IDS Protection –Cloud Connectiv Managed IPS (MIPS) appliances will protect the most critical areas of your network from malicious activity. Our solutions utilize market leading Cisco & McAfee IPS/IDS solutions and can handle throughput requirements, starting from 100 Mbps to more than 10 Gbps.
  • • Server IPS Protection – Server IPS solutions provide protection when network IPS cannot be used, or as an additional layer of IPS. Built on McAfee’s Server IPS solutions, Cloud Connectiv can provide intrusion protection at any level your organization requires including public, private, and hybrid cloud environments.
  • • Manage Pre-Existing Equipment –Already have pre-existing Cisco& McAfee IPS/IDS equipment? No problem. Our managed security team will assess the current state of your devices, integrate them into our Secure Operations Center (SOC), and begin providing around-the-clock protection, as well as critical event response.


  • • Protects Your Data – Based on market leading IPS technology and best practice security management processes, anCloud Connectiv Managed IPS solution provides unsurpassed protection you can count on.
  • • Protects Your Reputation –Security breaches happen every day and can cause embarrassment, downtime, and harm to your company’s reputation. A managed IPS solution dramatically increases your firm’s security posture, helping you maintain the confidence of your customers and partners.
  • • Satisfies Regulatory Compliance – Having the proper Intrusion Prevention Systems in place is key to obtaining and maintaining compliance for many regulatory & compliance targets such as PCI/DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, GLBA, SOX, NERC CIP, FISMA, FERPA, FedRAMP, and more.
  • • Frees Up IT Resources – Given that most firms are understaffed, security can often be the first thing to suffer. Cloud Connectiv’s Managed IPS solution puts the burden of properly managing your IPS solution in the hands of our credentialed security experts. Your team can then focus on tasks more strategic to your organization.
  • • Lowers IT Costs – A robust IPS facility in your organization requires more than just technology — it requires certified security engineers and 7×24 security event monitoring. Cloud Connectiv’s MIPS solution helps drive your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) lower by providing the expertise, the 7×24 coverage, and the best-in-class IPS technology for a simple monthly operational expense.
  • • Manage Pre-Existing Equipment –Already have pre-existing Cisco& McAfee IPS/IDS equipment? No problem. Our managed security team will assess the current state of your devices, integrate them into our Secure Operations Center (SOC), and begin providing around-the-clock protection, as well as critical event response.
  • • An Intrusion Detection Sensor (IDS) is a tool that most obviously detects things; but what things? Ultimately it could be anything, but thankfully most vendors include a large array of ‘signatures’ and or methods for detecting stuff. What do I want to detect? For each network this answer will vary, though generally it is looking for unusual traffic. What’s unusual? In the simplest terms, it’s traffic you don’t want on your network, whether that is policy/misuse (IM, Games, etc..) or the latest malware.
  • • Just as they say in real estate: it’s location, location, location. Not the location in the rack, but the segment of your network the IDS will monitor. Monitoring traffic at the ingress/egress point will show you what comes and goes (after the firewall policy approves of course), but may not allow you to see remote offices connecting to core components.
  • • One thing you don’t want to do is inspect traffic on the public side of the firewall. Monitoring all of the traffic on an internal switch, like your LAN or a DMZ, will allow the IDS to monitor user activity or key servers, but it won’t see things happening on other parts of the network. Unless you have unlimited resources, you may not be able to monitor everything on the network, so a key decision will be which traffic matters the most and which segment provides the best vantage point.

Connected Globally, Quickly, Securely

When it comes to connectivity, colocation means a business is connected globally, quickly and securely. We find that many companies with onsite server rooms often do not have onsite access to a resilient Internet connection, nor do they have dedicated personnel monitoring traffic flow to ensure they always remain on.

Colocation enables organizations to benefit from faster networking and resilient connectivity at a fairly low price – delivering 100 mbps of bandwidth might be hard at an office location and trying to create a redundant solution is often financially unviable. Data centers are connected to multiple transit providers and also have large bandwidth pipes meaning that businesses often benefit from a better service for less cost.

Sustaining Your Infrastructure

With these considerations in mind, some organizations start to look to cloud solutions rather than colocation. However, cloud does not provide organizations with a fully auditable system and the ability to have full control over their own infrastructure. Colocation often enables businesses to avoid spending money on storage bills in the cloud as it is often cheaper to store information on their own servers.

From the periodic necessary replacement of UPS batteries, to the maintenance and testing of UPS systems, the hidden costs of sustaining your infrastructure to optimal levels can be surprising. As part of a standard colocation solution, organizations instantly benefit from high level security with ISO 27001 accredited processes, onsite security teams and infrastructure.

Additionally, data centers have the time, resources and impetus to continually invest in and research green technologies. This means that businesses can reduce their carbon footprint at their office locations and benefit from continual efficiency saving research. Companies that move their servers from in-house server rooms typically save 90 percent on their own carbon emissions.

Location, Location, Location

Choosing a colocation provider away from a city or data center hub with optimal connectivity options – both to the capital, Europe and further afield – means having the advantages of all central data centers with the added benefits of having attractive power capabilities and the security of being away from centrally targeted terrorist activity. Out-of-town colocation providers allow businesses to take full advantage of the capital’s infrastructure without the premium costs associated with it.

A colocation solution provides companies with a variety of opportunities, with exceptional SLAs and having data secured off-site, providing organizations with added levels of risk management and the chance to invest in better equipment and state-of-the-art servers. This can enable IT teams the possibility to explore options such as virtualization and condense the amount of racks and servers required.
Colocation providers are able to meet business requirements at a lower cost than if the service was kept in-house. Data centers and colocation providers have the ability to have businesses up and running within hours, as well as provide the flexibility to grow alongside your organization. Colocation space, power, bandwidth and connection speeds can all be increased where required to ensure that all sizes of colocation clients can be catered to.


1 Scalability
Did your computing needs shoot up overnight? Or did they drop drastically during your slow season? Instead of having to hire — or fire — new staff or purchase more equipment to handle it yourself, you can just make a call to your colocation provider and scale your service up or down as needed.

2 Connectivity
Colocation providers keep your servers in climate-controlled data centers, with high bandwidth speeds, and excellent redundancy for network connections. You won’t have to pay the costs to purchase and maintain this kind of IT infrastructure in your own offices, and your internal IT staff can focus on other business operations.

3 Security
Quality colocation providers house your servers in secure data centers, with security measures that include biometric scanners, closed circuit cameras, on-site security, coded access, alarm systems, and more. And with colocation, you

don’t have to hire or purchase any of these security measures yourself — it’s all included in your service plan.

4 Stability
If you have to move offices, or are hit with a power outage, or suffer a natural disaster, you won’t have to worry about your data or services going down. A colocation provider will have multiple backup generators and contingencies in place to ensure that there is never an interruption in service, for you, or for your customers.

5 Predictability
Not only does using a colocation provider often save money, but it also turns unpredictable capital outlays into predictable monthly expenses.  You only pay for your own equipment, not a whole datacenter.  Your company will be able to budget for IT needs and allocate existing resources more efficiently.