Microsoft Cloud specialist and Gold Partner Transparity have announced the launch of their brand-new Microsoft-based Managed Security Service, complete with an in-house 24×7 Security Operations Centre (SOC).
This makes them one of a very small number of companies in the UK that offer a Managed Security Service that solely leverages enterprise-grade Microsoft Cloud Security functionality, such as Azure Sentinel and Microsoft 365 E5.
Transparity’s Security Technical Lead, Shawn Wilkin, commented: “One of our customers’ key concerns is the security of their systems; more so now with the increase in home working. However, the key differentiator for Transparity’s service is that it is a proactive solution, rather than reactive. The core activity of the service is to actively improve our customers’ security postures; of course, we manage security events when they do occur, but we believe great security management sees these reduce significantly over time. This means that our customers are much better protected than they would be in comparison to only being protected by a traditional reactive Security monitoring service.
“Leveraging an integrated Microsoft solution means that our Managed Security Service uses advanced tools that are specifically designed to seamlessly work together. This means that we don’t have to consolidate disparate software from different vendors into one usable solution, allowing us to reduce costs for customers and focus on delivering a high-quality service.”
The company has made significant investments in teams of security specialists in both the UK and New Zealand to provide a high-quality 24×7 service. Working in three shift patterns allows Transparity to ensure that there will always be an expert on-hand at any time to remediate security incidents.
Kelvin Papp, Chief Technology Officer at Transparity, added: “We wanted to use our existing expertise and attract new security specialists to fulfil our customers’ needs round the clock. To facilitate this fantastic new offering, we made investing in securing the right technical experts our top priority.
“New Zealand was the obvious choice for recruitment for us; not only does the time difference allow us to achieve our 24×7 operational goal, but there is a wealth of exceptional security talent who we are delighted to have as part of the team.”
In addition to the new Managed Security Service and SOC, Transparity are heavily investing in other areas of the business, including 24×7 Support Services, Enterprise Voice and a range of Azure-focused initiatives.