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Top 10 Managed Security Service Companies in UK 2019

As organisations continue their digital transformation, cybersecurity becomes an essential component of their operational risk portfolios. Previously, these were treated as two separate elements. But that is no longer the case, largely due to the increased instrumentation facilitated by the internet of things (IoT), the automated decision making that machine learning enables, and the digital value exchanges made possible by blockchain. The best way to defend against threats today is by adopting a structured, enterprise-wide risk management strategy with well-defined governance and policies. The underlying goal of these resilient systems is not only to withstand cyberattacks but also help carry out mission-critical business operations if and when an attack succeeds.

With cyberattacks continuing to evolve rapidly, organisations without the necessary manpower, technology, and experience must rely on managed security service providers (MSSPs) that offer continuous oversight and in turn, ensure comprehensive, future-proof security. MSSPs are increasingly embracing emerging technologies to conduct vulnerability and penetration testing and perform security scans more effectively along with instantly acting against threats of all types and magnitudes. Furthermore, to safeguard enterprises from temporarily inactive threats, MSSPs are focused on building threat intelligence, which involves building a strong front gate against attackers throughout the network chain. It also provides information and context about attack methodologies, including the tools used to obscure a break-in, how an attack hides inside network traffic or evades detection, the type of data being stolen or malware being planted, and the manner in which an attack communicates back to its controller.

The development of intrusion detection and prevention software (IDPS), coupled with threat intelligence, is anticipated to dominate the market. IDPS will help monitor network traffic meticulously for every little sign of a possible attack. As soon as it detects potentially dangerous activity, IDPS will take appropriate action to stop the attack. Often, this can take the form of dropping malicious packets, blocking network traffic or even resetting connections if the need be. IDPS is also capable of automatically sending alerts to security administrators about potential malicious activity. In this regard, the two main contributors to the successful deployment and operation of IDPS are the deployed signatures and the network traffic that flows through it.

As the security landscape increasingly witnesses technology advancements, MSSPs must not only focus on adopting new technologies to provide strong security against both the traditional and modern cyberattacks but must also be fully GDPR-compliant to ensure end-to-end data safety. To help organisations select managed security services that best address their business requirements, our distinguished panel comprising key decision-makers and experts along with Enterprise Security Magazine's editorial board has shortlisted some of the most promising MSSPs across the UK.

We present to you Enterprise Security Magazine’s “Top 10 Managed Security Service Providers in UK - 2019.”

Top Managed Security Service Companies in UK

The company seamlessly connects an award-winning security platform, cutting-edge threat intelligence, and expert defenders to provide the best security and peace of mind for businesses 24/7, regardless of their size or technology environment. The principal goal of threat intelligence within Alert Logic is to identify the new activities of attackers so that coverage can be built. The required data are acquired externally (public internet) or internally (internal log or network data). Additionally, the Alert Logic Security Operations Centre (SOC) provides round-the-clock security monitoring by GIAC-certified security analysts and using state-of-the-art technology

www.alertlogic.com

Netstar IT Support provides fully managed IT support and technology consulting services to clients all across London. The company proactively works towards delivering technologies that effectively address clients’ business needs around information security and business growth and focuses on three major aspects while delivering IT support services—information security, accessibility, and back-up. These practices include setting up a firewall and having password protection along with two-factor authentication in place. Moreover, Netstar IT Support helps their customers in meeting regulatory compliance and attains the certificate they require to stay at par with the rules and regulations of the IT industry

www.netstar.co.uk

Secon Cyber, a managed security service firm, has witnessed many changes in the cybersecurity industry. Secon Cyber provides a Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service that continuously monitors the network to detect any suspicious behaviour. Additionally, also on offer is security consulting services to help organisations address compliance and identify what areas of security require improvement. With the ability to sell and provide support for their products as well as those from top vendors, such as Trend Micro, Forcepoint, Thycotic, Check Point, Sophos and Cato Networks, Secon Cyber is in a position to provide any organisation with the best of breed solutions and support

seconcyber.com

Digital Pathways

Digital Pathways

Digital Pathways, a leading global data security specialist, has been providing data security services that enable businesses to protect their digital assets. The company, with its risk-centric and defense-in-depth approach, has been benefiting global enterprises for over two decades now. The company, with its experienced team of experts, ensures the prevention of data leakage, whether at rest within the network, mobile device or storage or indeed data in transit across public or private networks. The company specializes in areas that include Data Encryption, Managed Security Services, Smart Building Reporting – nliten, among others

Foresite

Foresite

Founded in 2013, Foresite is a global company that provides managed security, cyber consulting, and compliance services putting its focusing on delivering comprehensive solutions to protect clients from increasing cyber-threats. The company develops solutions that help organizations in building expertise to identify, respond, and prevent cyber-attacks and breaches where they occur. The company specializes in Managed Security Services, Security Monitoring and Alerting, Compliance Requirements and Certifications, Incident Response, PCI DSS, Security Testing and Assessments, Vulnerability and Penetration Testing, and cybersecurity

Integrity 360

Integrity 360

Integrity360 offers complete security services to enterprises and organizations. Founded in 2005, the company has offices in London, Dublin and New York, run by a team of highly trained professionals. It deals with a range of services that include, Security Testing, Incident Handling, Managed Security, Security Integration, and Cyber Risk and Assurance services. The company has over 300 client base, making it a leading IT security specialist in the UK and Ireland. Integrity360 is headquartered in Dublin

ITC Secure

ITC Secure

With its dedicated and secure operations center, ITC Secure delivers cyber security solutions to organizations in over 180 countries. The company’s core services are supported by secure networking expertise and are separated into three business units, ITC Cyber Advisors, ITC Managed Security Services, and ITC Global Advisors. To top this ITC Secure has access to an international group of experienced security specialists comprising of ex-officers in either government or military intelligence services. The company’s client group consists of major global brands like BT, Coco-Cola, and Schroders, and also organizations such as the Financial Conduct Authority

Redscan Ltd

Redscan Ltd

Redscan Cyber Security Ltd, a managed cyber security services provider empowers businesses to manage their information security risks. The company’s services help the clients defend against sophisticated and targeted threats by using a combination of technology, processes, security expertise, and intelligence. Redscan, with over 50 years of experience, continually improves the effectiveness of their managed security services. The Redscan team consists of security, analysts, engineers, researchers, and ethical hackers, trained catering to the professional standards to retain prolonged excellence in helping businesses mitigate the latest cyber threats

SAMURAI SECURITY

SAMURAI SECURITY

The company takes it’s name from the Japanese Samurai warriors who, in the 13th century, outnumbered 4 to 1 with inferior weaponry, defeated the Mongol Yuan Dynasty. They achieved this through superior military training and strategies. In the battle against hackers we are outgunned. They have more numbers, more resources, greater finances, more time, and have the potential to win the battle before we even knew it had started. But, just like the Samurai Warriors, with superior training and strategies, they can be defeated. The sprit of excellence defeating brute force is what inspired David and Neil to make Samurai Digital Security the company it is today; a team of highly trained people delivering excellence together. Since 2016, the company has grown considerably, with an ever-increasing staff

TIG

TIG

TIG is a cloud transformation service provider, unified communication, and infrastructure solutions. Their consulting and managed services, for supporting the clients shape their IT strategy and produce a robust technology platform. The TIG team has a track record for running successfully and has built a strong relationship and goodwill with the leading vendors. The experience, leadership, and the depth of skills mark TIG as a stable and robust business offering the very best levels of service and support. The company is focused on customer success and has the technical expertise and strategic partnerships with technology expert vendors like Microsoft, VMWare, and Cisco