CYBER-i (AGC Networks) and Intel Security Announce Partnership for Managed Security Services Globally

Mar 03, 2016, 23:33 ET from AGC Networks, Inc.

MUMBAI, March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

CYBER-i, the cyber security division of AGC Networks, a leading solutions integrator company, and Intel Security today announced a strategic Managed Services Provider (MSP) partnership to offer outcome based managed security services across the globe. This will give the customers a credible solution designed to effectively and proactively prevent/monitor and respond to security incidents in their organizations.


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The level of cyber threats is increasing exponentially and this has led to a shortage of skilled security professionals. Thus the overall demand for managed security services in India and globally has increased as organizations seek to maximize/remediate network security through managed services. CYBER-i's partnership with Intel Security will offer security practitioners with a trusted, reliable security advisor to remotely monitor and support customers while allowing them to maintain control over partner branding, licensing, reporting, billing, and pricing.

Speaking about the partnership, Mr. Atul Khatavkar, Global Head, CYBER-i said, "We are extremely excited about the partnership with Intel Security and the opportunities it brings to CYBER-i in allowing us to continue to grow in multiple areas of Cyber Security including Managed Services, Consulting, Advisory and Training. Our Global Security Operations Centre (GSOC) based on Intel Security's technology backbone is now fully operational in our Mumbai office. We can now offer end-to-end managed services to organizations across business verticals including critical infrastructure, e-commerce, IT/ITES and online retail and to name a few, on premise as well as on cloud, thereby helping organizations thwart advanced threats including zero-day attacks. We at CYBER-i feel confident that aligning ourselves with Intel Security, a leader in the cyber security field will create a win-win situation for our customers, employees and the alliance itself as we continue to grow globally."

Commenting on the association, Mr. Jagdish Mahapatra, Managing Director for India and SAARC at Intel Security  said, "The demand for managed services in India has been peaking as small and midsize enterprises look to increasingly transfer the security responsibility to trusted partners. The combined strengths of Intel Security and CYBER-i will offer a world class managed services framework to the category. Our solutions are designed to enable organizations to become future ready while reducing their overall cost of securing the enterprise. This can help shift their capital costs on security to an operational expenditure model, allowing them to potentially counter technological obsolesce and improve their overall security posture."

The industry adoption of managed security services is fast growing as many customers need expert implementation partners for deployment. Moreover, as enterprises struggle to come to terms with the rapidly evolving security landscape, they look towards strong partners who can help architect solutions that enhance their security outlook.

About AGC Networks:  

AGC Networks (AGC) is a global solutions integrator representing the world's best brands in unified communications, network infrastructure and data center, cyber security and enterprise applications and services. AGC is a leader in enterprise communications in India and has a significant presence in the Middle East/Africa, North America, Australia/New Zealand and the Philippines serving over 3000 customers.

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About CYBER-i:  

CYBER-i is the cyber security business division of AGC Networks Limited. With a team of highly skilled security resources, CYBER-i deploys the most advance Cyber Threat Defense platform using Intel Security as its anchor solution provider. Besides the G-SOC services, CYBER-i also specializes in end-to-end cyber security services such as high-end consulting, advisory, certification, processes, audit, compliance, etc. CYBER-i, through AGC Networks, has presence in the Americas, Europe, ANZ, Middle East, Africa, Singapore and the Philippines.

About Intel Security:  

McAfee is now part of Intel Security. With its security connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique global threat intelligence, Intel Security is intensely focused on developing proactive, proven security solutions and services that protect systems, networks, and mobile devices for business and personal use around the world. Intel Security is combining the experience and expertise of McAfee with the innovation and proven performance of Intel to make security an essential ingredient in every architecture and on every computing platform. The mission of Intel Security is to give everyone the confidence to live and work safely and securely in the digital world. http://www.intelsecurity.com

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Intel Security technologies' features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at intel.com.

Cost reduction scenarios described are intended as examples of how a given Intel- based product, in the specified circumstances and configurations, may affect future costs and provide cost savings.  Circumstances will vary. Intel does not guarantee any costs or cost reduction.

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Media Contacts

AGC Networks: 
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Intel Security:
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+91 99230 78968

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