Exclusive Networks today announced it has become a Strategic Partner for Vodafone Ireland to reflect its role in accelerating the creation of the network operator’s internal cybersecurity practice with a suite of managed security services delivered 24/7 using next-generation technology. This demonstrates the value of the Exclusive Networks MSSD (Managed Security Service Distributor) proposition to enable partners with the means to differentiate in the B2B market – particularly in the wake of growing threat vectors arising in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic – using innovative technologies including Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet and Thales.
“With our support, Vodafone Ireland has transformed its market offering for businesses by building a key service pillar around cyber protection,” said Ronan Moylan, Account Director at Exclusive Networks. “Cybersecurity is incredibly important to organisations large and small, and a real opportunity for trusted providers like Vodafone to solve more of their customers’ tech-related business challenges. Now 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.”
Central to the capabilities enabled by Exclusive Networks at Vodafone Ireland is the provision of SOC-based managed security services that cover both reactive (monitoring and alerting) and proactive (prevention and countermeasures) cybersecurity controls for next-gen security infrastructure on a 24/7 basis. These highly scalable services – facilitated for Vodafone Ireland’s own use via the Exclusive Networks MSSD proposition – allow end customers to avoid resourcing and training overheads even as threats increase in intensity and frequency.
“MSSD is designed to give partners fast, risk-free access to managed services revenues, and we’re delighted to work so closely with Vodafone Ireland to increase their market penetration in cybersecurity, said Ray Nangle, Director of Enterprise Solutions at Exclusive Networks Ireland. “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.”
“Vodafone has an established track record in providing trusted, mission-critical services to a wide range of customers, and our strategic partnership with Exclusive Networks and associated vendor partners extends our capabilities into a complete suite of managed security offerings,” said Sinead Bryan, Vodafone Enterprise Director, “As connectivity becomes faster and the number of connected devices grows, a strong cybersecurity practice is imperative to enabling Irish businesses to increase their mobility in a secure way.”