Cybersecurity and cloud solutions distributor Exclusive Networks Ireland has entered a strategic partnership with Vodafone Ireland that will enable the network operator to stand out in a crowded market by providing a complete suite of managed security services.
The partnership follows Exclusive Networks’ establishment of an internal cybersecurity practice at Vodafone Ireland using a suite of managed security services based on technology from Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet and Thales.
The Exclusive Networks Ireland Managed Security Service Distributor (MSSD) proposition includes the provision of SOC-based services covering both reactive (monitoring and alerting) and proactive (prevention and countermeasures) cybersecurity controls on a 24/7 basis.
Ray Nangle, Director of Enterprise Solutions at Exclusive Networks Ireland, said: “MSSD is designed to give partners fast, risk-free access to managed services revenues. By negating the high set-up costs and skills shortage challenges of building an MSSP SOC from scratch, Vodafone Ireland can support the managed security needs of its entire customer base right away and confirm its leading position in the emerging Irish MSSP market.”
Ronan Moylan, Account Director at Exclusive Networks, added: “With our support, Vodafone Ireland has transformed its market offering for businesses by building a key service pillar around cyber protection. Now that its teams in Ireland are fully equipped with the confidence and capability to provide market-leading cyber solutions and proactive managed services, we look forward to deepening our relationship with Vodafone on a global basis, applying the best practices developed here in Ireland.”