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Telco Systems lays groundwork for fewer management worries with virtual routers, firewalls

IDG News Service

Hosted service vendor Telco Systems is hoping to make it easier for businesses to buy cloud-based routers and firewalls, but the company first has to convince service providers it’s a good idea.

Virtualization has already changed how enterprises build and manage their IT infrastructure, and now mobile operators are looking at doing the same thing, and vendors are re-architecting their products. Two areas that are ripe for moving from hardware to hosted environments are security and network equipment, according to telecom vendor Telco Systems.

The purported advantages to businesses are the same as with other cloud-based services. IT departments at businesses of all sizes won’t in this case have to install and manage routers and firewalls, an increasingly complicated task as both product categories are becoming more advanced.