OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SHI International Corp., a $3 billion+ global provider of information technology products and services, and Solutionary, Inc., a leading provider of managed security services, today announced a strategic partnership to provide cloud security services for SHI's next generation infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform - the Industrial Grade Cloud.
SHI, a leading IT hardware, software and professional services solution provider, built the Industrial Cloud to help clients benefit from cloud computing quickly and cost-effectively while not sacrificing security and reliability. Solutionary brings over a decade of success in providing managed and cloud security services to clients in financial services, healthcare, retail and other markets. As a managed security service provider, Solutionary has the expertise, proven processes and patented technology required to protect the entire cloud infrastructure including physical and logical IT components for both SHI and its clients.
"A critical differentiator for SHI's Cloud offering is the transparency we offer our customers," stated Henry Fastert, SHI's chief technologist and managing partner. "Solutionary's security monitoring service provides third party notification to our customers in case of any security issue. This service helps customers feel confident that their environments will remain secure."
Solutionary's suite of monitoring, vulnerability management and compliance services identify, protect and correlate across the full Industrial Grade Cloud IT stack, including SHI's perimeter security devices, the SHI Cloud Management Platform, and individual client Private vCores. This visibility, accountability, and transparency provide clients the required controls to identify and prevent unauthorized user and data access; identify and alert on privileged user activity and configuration changes; and to proactively identify and counter vulnerabilities and threats.
These services combine Solutionary's 24x7 Security Operations Centers - staffed by certified security analysts and expert security engineers - with the ActiveGuard® platform. ActiveGuard delivers multi-dimensional end-to-end log correlation, incident investigation and response tools, as well as extensive security and compliance reporting.
"It is always a pleasure to do business with a partner that has similar philosophies about security and services delivery. SHI's Industrial Grade Cloud, secured by Solutionary, meets the evolving requirements of modern day business – particularly the escalating Internet security threats and related availability and data protection," said Mike Hrabik, Solutionary's CTO and president. "Recent high-profile data breaches and cyber attacks have highlighted to companies the risks they face; we look forward to working with SHI on addressing these risks for their infrastructure and customer base. Through our entire portfolio of services, Solutionary remains well placed to help cloud providers and their customers comply with privacy legislation and prevent unnecessary data loss while having the assurance that our teams is on their side as SHI expands its cloud services."
Solutionary's Security Engineering and Research Team (SERT) proactively researches the threat landscape to provide protection from the latest threats for physical and virtual environments. The Solutionary ActiveGuard® services platform is continually updated with the latest threat intelligence to adapt to the evolving threat environment.
To learn more about Solutionary's security offerings, please visit: http://www.solutionary.com/.
Solutionary reduces the information security and compliance burden, delivering flexible managed security services that align with client goals, enhancing organizations' existing security program, infrastructure and personnel. The company's services are based on experienced security professionals, data-driven and actionable threat intelligence, and the ActiveGuard service platform that provide expert security and compliance management. Solutionary works as an extension of clients' internal teams, providing industry-leading customer service, patented technology, thought leadership, years of innovation and proprietary certifications that exceed industry standards. This client focus and dedication to customer service has enabled Solutionary to boast one of the highest client retention rates in the industry.
Solutionary provides 24/7 services to mid-market and global, enterprise clients through two security operations centers (SOCs) in North America.
About SHI International Corporation
Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $3 billion+ global provider of technology products and services. Driven by the industry's most experienced and stable sales force and backed by software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists, and certified IT services professionals, SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. With over 1,700 employees worldwide, SHI is the largest Minority/Woman Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the U.S. and is ranked 19th among Everything Channel's VAR 500 list of North American IT solution providers. For more information, visit http://www.shicloud.com/.