Global IT solutions and managed service provider Logicalis has today announced the launch of its new security solution - Secure OnMesh.
In alignment with Gartner’s key trends for 2021 - Cybersecurity Mesh, - “a distributed architectural approach to scalable, flexible and reliable cybersecurity control” - the South-African owned but UK-based Logicalis is moving away from a traditional, risk-focused approach to a data-driven managed security services, as the Secure OnMesh solution enables a more agile and innovative approach.
The core of the Secure OnMesh solution is built upon the cloud-native, AI-enabled threat hunting capabilities of Azure Sentinel, combined with the power of Cisco Secure X.
From risk-focused to real-time
Michael Chanter, Chief Operating Offer at Logicalis Group, expanding on the mindset-shift by saying: "Security needs to be an intrinsic part of a business’s DNA as the workplace becomes increasingly digital. To safeguard data and operations, and compete in a modern marketplace, businesses need to respond to opportunities in real-time. This requires unprecedented digital agility and flexibility whilst also maintaining security and data integrity.”
He went on to explain: “At Logicalis, we believe businesses must embrace the risks that competing in the digital economy presents, if you’re not doing that you will fall behind, which can potentially be a bigger threat to your business than a potential cyber-attack.”
Heightened defence through integration
This news follows the recent announcement that Logicalis has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), an independent ecosystem of software vendors and managed security service providers that have integrated their security solutions to better defend against a world of increasing threats. MISA members are experts from across the industry with the shared goal of improving customer cybersecurity.
Logicalis is an international solutions provider of digital services currently accelerating the digital transformation of its 10,000 customers around the world.
Through a globally connected network of specialist hubs, sector-leading experts (in education, financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, professional services, retail and telecommunications) and strategic partnerships (including Cisco, Microsoft, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Oracle, ServiceNow, and VMware), Logicalis has more than 6,500 employees focused on understanding customer priorities and enhancing their experience.
As Architects of Change, Logicalis’ focus is to design, support, and execute customers’ digital transformation by bringing together their vision with its technological expertise and industry insights. The company, through its deep knowledge in key IT industry drivers such as Security, Cloud, Data Management and IoT, can address customer priorities such as revenue and business growth, operational efficiency, innovation, risk and compliance, data governance and sustainability.
The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues of $1.5 billion, from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Africa. It is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, with revenues of over $4.1 billion.
Logicalis has attained the Identity and Access Management (IAM) Advanced Specialisation. The IAM advanced specialisation verifies a managed security service provider’s (MSSP) technical capability in partnering with customers to evaluate and deliver Microsoft Identity workloads with Azure Active Directory. To qualify for the specialisation, an MSSP must have an active Microsoft gold Cloud Platform competency and meet a stringent set of requirements.