Claranet consolidates its security expertise with official launch of Global Cyber Security unit

New unit eases access for customers to unique capabilities of Sec-1 and NotSoSecure

Claranet has announced the official launch of its Cyber Security unit, designed to give customers access to market-leading 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, in addition to considerable investment in security services across the group, especially in France and Portugal.

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 pioneering penetration testing and managed security service capabilities of Sec-1 and NotSoSecure, and the training competencies of NotSoSecure – the largest supplier of ethical hacking training courses to the Black Hat conferences. The new unit ensures that the capabilities of both companies are aligned in a way that offers the best range of options to customers within the existing Claranet footprint and around the world.

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."

The need for more comprehensive cyber security services is encapsulated by 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."

By working with third parties with in-depth knowledge and world leading skills such as ours, companies can rapidly upgrade their security capabilities and benefit from a service provision that continuously evolves in the face of a constantly changing threat landscape. The Claranet Cyber Security unit will embrace this philosophy, and we are looking forward to offering our customers the highest levels of support to protect their data, applications, systems, and processes, with a range of services that will evolve over time."