HEAnet, in partnership with Fox-IT, has announced the introduction of new Security Operations Centre (SOC) and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) services to support members of their client community.
The services deliver enhanced cyber security tools and resources to qualifying institutions and organisations. Following an open tender process, HEAnet has partnered with Fox-IT, global experts in cyber security and risk mitigation, as the Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) to rollout the new SOC & SIEM services.
With the core services for SOC & SIEM, HEAnet clients will have Managed Detection and Response services with real-time 24/7 security monitoring available, which will help to protect them from cyber threats and malicious activities.
Fox-IT started a similar service in The Netherlands two years ago, through a partnership with HEAnet’s Dutch counterpart, SURF. The experiences of that partnership have been leveraged in full to ensure that the Irish education and research sector will receive the latest high-quality cyber security services to increase cyber security for students and staff.
Inge Bryan, M for NCC Group in Europe, said: “After the launch of SURFsoc this is another forward-thinking example of how industry-wide bodies, individual institutions and security vendors can work together to improve the resilience of entire sectors and we are proud to be providing our expert services in support of this mission.
“This combination of ongoing knowledge-sharing and 24/7 threat intelligence-gathering is a model that will not only increase the resilience of individual educational institutions, but will be at the forefront of educational security around the world in the years to come.”
Ronan Byrne, CEO at HEAnet, said: “We are delighted to partner with Fox-IT in offering an extended range of cyber security services to HEAnet clients. Fox-IT have an impressive track record in this field, and we look forward to building an effective partnership with them over the coming years.”
“Security is one of our stated strategic pillars, which recognises a pressing client demand for services that defend against the relentless waves of cyber-attacks that they experience daily. The provision of a sectoral SOC & SIEM services will assist our clients in reducing cyber risks and associated business interruptions.”
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