Claranet opens Cyber Security Unit

Managed services provider Claranet has announced the official launch of its Cyber Security unit, designed to give customers access to information security services. The move represents a strong consolidation of Claranet’s current cyber security offerings, following the acquisition and incorporation of Sec-1 and NotSoSecure into the wider Claranet Group over the course of the last year.

Under the new Claranet Cyber Security umbrella, customers will be able to call upon the input of experts across a broad range of cyber security disciplines. This includes the penetration testing and managed security service capabilities of Sec-1 and NotSoSecure, and the training competencies of NotSoSecure – a supplier of ethical hacking training courses to the Black Hat conferences.

Michel Robert, Managing Director at Claranet UK, said: “Security is a top priority for a large number of businesses, so we have worked hard over the last couple of years to really strengthen our offering in this area.

“Acquiring both Sec-1 and NotSoSecure has been an instrumental part of this process, but it’s also crucial that we’re able to leverage the skills and services of both businesses in a way that maximises their impact, while also maintaining the strength and prestige of each individual brand. The Claranet Cyber Security unit aims to achieve all of these objectives.”

According to recent research conducted by Claranet, which found that 69 per cent of IT decision-makers polled were unable to secure customer data effectively, with almost half (45 per cent) encountering challenges around securing customer details when trying to improve the digital user experience for customers.

Michel added: “Cyber security may have risen up the agenda but getting on top of the latest threats and building a watertight security strategy is still a goal that many businesses are yet to reach. Getting there requires a variety of different skills and technologies, but many organisations don’t have the time or expertise to meet these challenges alone.”

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David Dungay

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