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avsnet Enhances Managed Services Portfolio with IT Security Services from Redscan

24/7 managed security services strengthen customer compliance and risk mitigation strategies

avsnet today announced its new strategic partnership with Redscan, a leading managed security service provider (MSSP). As demonstrated by the new Network Operations Centre avsnet opened earlier this year, avsnet’s continued investment in its own operations demonstrates a long-standing commitment to providing customers with the services they need to solve any collaboration, network and security challenge.

Staffed by avsnet and Redscan’s network and security specialists, the companies’ combined operational centres will provide customers with complete network visibility and the confidence that their businesses are protected 24/7 from a rapidly evolving threat landscape. This includes protection from risks that can result in extortion, data loss, reputational impacts, network outages and financial loss. Specific services include immediate information on actionable security events, remediation guidance, compliance audit reports, data for forensic analysis and security device management.

Graham Fry, Managing Director at avsnet said, “IT security used to be a taboo subject, however businesses have awoken to the very real threat of what doing nothing could mean to their reputations and bottom lines. After all, cyber-criminals never rest on their laurels. Our customers are increasingly looking to us for advice and protection. Whether it is minimising the damaging effects of security issues, rapidly mitigating threats or providing general peace of mind, we chose to partner with Redscan because of the company’s consultative approach. Like us, they design and integrate their services in line with each customer’s people, processes, technology and business intelligence to deliver long-term business value.”

Redscan’s capabilities bolster avsnet’s already comprehensive managed services portfolio. This includes proactive network management and monitoring services, cloud-based unified communications and video solutions, managed visual communications, and proactive support services. Furthermore, Redscan’s certifications (CREST, CISSP, OSCE, CEH and numerous others) match avsnet’s focus on regulatory compliance and industry accreditations.

Simon Heron, CTO at Redscan said, “As our penetration tests regularly demonstrate to new customers, most organisations incorrectly believe their network is well protected. This is rarely the case – there is often an insecure network end-point, weak password or unpatched vulnerability that is putting their business at risk. Critical issues such as these need identifying and rectifying the moment they occur. Much like avsnet’s understanding of how important the corporate network is to improving business performance, we recognise how important security is to a business’s day-to-day operations. This shared ethos makes the two companies a natural fit.”

To mark the announcement, avsnet and Redscan are currently offering organisations the opportunity to trial Redscan’s managed security service, ThreatDetect, on a complimentary basis. More information is available on request.

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