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IBM Security certified as Nozomi Networks MSSP Elite partner

By Reporter
09 November 2021 | 1 minute read

IBM Security has been certified as a Nozomi Networks MSSP Elite partner, bolstering the company's managed security services offering, with Nozomi Networks industry-leading solutions and expertise for OT and industrial IoT cyber security.

Operational asset management is making its way to the Security Operations Center (SOC) and customers are turning to IBM Security or comprehensive IT, OT managed threat detection and response (MTDR) and platform management. Nozomi Networks’ MSSP Elite Program is set to assist IBM Security successfully operationalise, maintain and optimise OT and IoT security services over time. Customers benefit from highly scalable industry-proven solutions.

By teaming with Nozomi Networks, IBM is aiming to provide customers with market-leading OT threat monitoring, detection and response services, according to Chris McCurdy, vice-president and GM of IBM Worldwide Security.

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“Managing escalating cyber threats and risks to critical infrastructure and industrial operations is a top priority for a growing number of our security services clients. 

"We are pleased to be one of the first global OT MSSPs that is certified by Nozomi Networks which gives confidence to our customers that we are aligned and have the skills to maximise the value of Nozomi Networks' products,” McCurdy said.  

Going beyond basic OT and IoT security integrations for converged network SOC environments, IBM Security – as a Nozomi Networks certified MSSP Elite partner – has now gained the capability to be equipped to integrate, sell and support Nozomi Networks’ solutions as part of a comprehensive managed services offering for mutual customers.

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IBM Security is filling a vital role as CISOs look for cost-effective ways to strengthen their security postures across IT and OT while juggling resource constraints, as well as skills gaps, according to Chet Namboodri, Nozomi Networks senior vice-president of business development and alliances.

“Together we are addressing a rapidly expanding need to include advanced OT and IoT security solutions and maximise value for our mutual customers,” Namboodri added.

Advanced training and certification aim to ensure IBM is fully qualified to support customers with deep OT/ICS network visibility, advanced monitoring and actionable threat intelligence for the best possible incident response.

Clients can be confident that IBM will be well-equipped to address evolving OT requirements with access to Nozomi Networks expert resources and innovative solutions, including Nozomi Networks’ full suite of cloud-based and on premises solutions, that IBM is managing on behalf of end user customers. 

 [Related: mySA GOV digital licence accounts hacked]

IBM Security certified as Nozomi Networks MSSP Elite partner
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