Internet Security Systems (ISS) has formed nine new partnerships to provide e-business protection to small and mid-sized businesses. ISS will deliver its managed security services which include the SAFEsuite security software, remote managed security services, and strategic counseling and education, to the new partners. Some of its new partners include PriceWaterehouseCoopers, Qwest Communications, and the Sutherland Group. These managed security services remotely monitor and respond to security risks. The company includes SQL Server in its managed security assessment and managed intrusion detection services. “ISS and our managed security services partners will help customers of every type, size, and location meet the challenge of lack of security resources and benefit from an e-business infrastructure that is available and confident,” said Mark Hangen, president of the ISS Managed Security Services group.