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Claranet pulls together security activities into dedicated unit

The managed service player has completed the integration of recent acquisitions and its own efforts into a single operation

Managed service player Claranet has cut the ribbon on its cyber security unit consolidating its resources into a single operation to make life easier for everyone.

The units formation comes at the end of the integration process of the acquired Sec-1 and NotSoSecure businesses, which have been picked up in the last year.

The combination of managed services and security has been one of the themes of this year and again was one of the topics of discussion at IP Expo at Excel this week.

Claranet is hoping that it can tap into that rich vein of interest by providing a wide range of services that will cover not only the provision of technology but also include the training that comes from NotSoSecure.

“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," said Michel Robert, managing director of Claranet UK.

“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," he added.

The Claranet move also comes against a background of deepening skills gaps in the cyber security world with many customers struggling to find the internal resources to combat the latest threats.

“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," said Robert.

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