RSA announces Managed Security Partner programme

RSA has announced a programme designed to enable a new generation of managed security services

RSA, the security division of EMC, has announced a programme designed to enable a new generation of managed security services.

The RSA Managed Security Partner (MSP) programme uses intelligence-led security systems such as RSA Security Analytics to help enterprises better detect and mitigate advanced threats.

RSA also announced it has signed Verizon Enterprise Solutions as its main global services partner along with Foreground Security and DataShield in the US and Communication Valley Reply in Europe.

The announcements come just ahead of the official start of RSA Conference 2014 in San Francisco.

The MSP programme provides a technology platform, professional services and training to enable select partners to offer fully managed security and critical incident response services.

The programme is aimed at helping enterprises to overcome skills shortages and the limitations of outdated technologies to meet the challenge of advanced targeted and persistent attacks.

According to RSA, the programme will make its advanced, intelligence-led Security Operations Center (SOC) capabilities accessible to enterprises of all sizes.

The RSA products and services are designed to enable RSA MSP programme members to deliver to their customers capabilities that include:

  • Comprehensive IT visibility
  • Advanced security monitoring for detection, investigation, remediation and management capabilities
  • Improved threat detection
  • Advanced endpoint malware detection
  • Security incident management

Through introducing this programme, RSA said it hopes to lead the way in defining and delivering intelligence-driven security.

With its managed security partners, RSA will enable enterprises of all sizes to benefit from the latest capabilities in advanced cyber defences, said Amit Yoran, senior vice-president of RSA.

Eddie Schwartz, vice-president of global security solutions at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, said that by joining forces RSA and Verizon will be better equipped to help customers recognise and respond to complex threats.

Guido Guerrieri, executive partner at Communication Valley Reply, said recognition as the programme’s first European partner underpins the firm’s continuous investment to support clients in the adoption of the best security systems.

“RSA leads the way in providing great technology, while Communication Valley Reply's services will assure clients that skilled people are watching 24x7 and constantly developing solutions that help protect the cyber security of their company,” he said.

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