CYBER-i (AGC Networks) and Intel Security Announce Partnership for Managed Security Services Globally

CIOReview Team | Wednesday, 09 March 2016, 10:00 IST

CYBER-i, the cyber security division of AGC Networks, a leading solutions integrator company and Intel Security today announced a strategic Managed Services Provider (MSP) partnership to offer outcome-based managed security services across the globe. This will give customers a credible solution designed to effectively and proactively prevent/monitor and respond to security incidents in their organizations.

The level of cyber threats is increasing exponentially and this has led to a shortage of skilled security professionals. Thus, the overall demand for managed security services in India and globally has increased as organizations seek to maximize/remediate network security through managed services. CYBER-i's partnership with Intel Security will offer security practitioners with a trusted, reliable security advisor to remotely monitor and support customers while allowing them to maintain control over partner branding, licensing, reporting, billing, and pricing.

Speaking about the partnership, Mr. Atul Khatavkar, Global Head, CYBER-i said, "We are extremely excited about the partnership with Intel Security and the opportunities it brings to CYBER-i in allowing us to continue to grow in multiple areas of cyber security, including managed services, consulting, advisory and training. Our Global Security Operations Centre (GSOC) based on Intel Security's technology backbone is now fully operational in our Mumbai office. We can now offer end-to-end managed services to organizations across business verticals, including critical infrastructure, e-commerce, IT/ITES and online retail and to name a few, on premise as well as on cloud, thereby helping organizations thwart advanced threats, including zero-day attacks. We at CYBER-i feel confident that aligning ourselves with Intel Security, a leader in the cyber security field will create a win-win situation for our customers, employees and the alliance itself as we continue to grow globally."

Commenting on the association, Mr. Jagdish Mahapatra, Managing Director for India and SAARC at Intel Security said, "The demand for managed services in India has been peaking as small and midsize enterprises look to increasingly transfer the security responsibility to trusted partners. The combined strengths of Intel Security and CYBER-i will offer a world-class managed services framework to the category. Our solutions are designed to enable organizations to become future ready while reducing their overall cost of securing the enterprise. This can help shift their capital costs on security to an operational expenditure , allowing them to potentially counter technological obsolesce and improve their overall security posture."

The industry adoption of managed security services is fast growing as many customers need expert implementation partners for deployment. Moreover, as enterprises struggle to come to terms with the rapidly evolving security landscape, they look towards strong partners who can help architect solutions that enhance their security outlook.