Netmagic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT Communications and a managed hosting and multi-cloud hybrid IT solution provider in India, announced its partnership with McAfee to offer malware protection services as part of its managed security services in India. The services will offer next generation server security to customers via Netmagic’s cloud services on pay per use basis.
With this partnership, Netmagic aims to provide customized security services offerings on a hosted model. This enables customers the monitoring of malicious activity across servers and hosts and provide a proactive protection from threat actors – both opportunistic and targeted.
Netmagic has built its server host protection service on McAfee’s server security and endpoint security solution. Server host protection service is a SAAS based offering powered by McAfee to provide protection from known, near-zero day, and zero-day attacks. An antivirus, anti-malware and intrusion prevention, Secure Host stops unnecessary usage/deployment of software on your servers. Server Host Protection also helps customers achieve multiple compliance goals such as PCIDSS, ISO 27001 etc.
“Given the scale of breaches seen in 2017 coupled with the maturing threat horizon, organizations want to turn to a managed security services model to improve their IT security efficiency,” said Sharad Sanghi, managing director and CEO of Netmagic (An NTT Communications Company). “Collaborating with McAfee will help us add to our existing portfolio of managed security services and deliver protection from advanced malware such as ransom-ware in a reliable, expert and organized manner.”
Commenting on this collaboration, Anand Ramamoorthy, managing sirector, South Asia at McAfee said, “The managed security-services industry is facing a watershed moment, as technological disruption is changing the future of workplaces making the traditional hardware-based security paradigm obsolete. Our association with Netmagic will empower organizations to leave day-to-day operations to experienced infrastructure teams, enabling them to focus on strategic IT initiatives”. He added, “At McAfee, we recognize the power of collaboration and are keen to be a catalyst in the Managed Security Services market.”
Managed security services is the systematic approach to manage the security needs of the organization by outsourcing its security services to third party vendors or managed security service providers. These services are cost effective, provide skilled resources, network infrastructure, advanced security solutions and tools with adherence to compliance and regulatory requirements and 24 x 7 support and monitoring.
Factors such as increasing cybercrime activities, cost effectiveness, shortage of skilled workforce, 24x7 monitoring and support, continuous change in compliance regulations, growing trend of BYOD and mobile devices at workplace are some of the drivers which are expected to grow global managed security services market. McAfee’s approach to cybersecurity with its threat defense lifecycle strategy, coupled with key products like OpenDXL stood as key differentiators in consolidating the association. Going ahead, the relationship has a lot of potential for growth with addition of other McAfee products as part of Netmagic’s IT security services offerings. Netmagic will continue to work with McAfee as one of the key System Integrators in the region.