Glasgow’s Iomart in cyber security pivot

Iomart CEO Reece Donovan

Glasgow-based cloud computing firm Iomart Group has announced a new partnership with Oxfordshire-based cyber security specialists e2e-assure.

“The agreement combines iomart’s cloud infrastructure expertise with an independent, state of the art cyber defences team to provide security operations centre (SOC) and proactive response service to the UK market,” said Iomart.

“The move into the security market has been a longstanding ambition of iomart and was a key part of the growth strategy outlined by the management team in 2021.

“The move into this space is in line with a recent increase in security services demand, providing the company with an opportunity to work more closely with existing customers while attracting new ones.”

Iomart said e2e-assure delivers Security Operations Centre (SOC) services with a focus on cyber security, delivered by a team of UK Security Cleared Cyber Security Analysts, supported by their Cumulo SOC Platform.

In collaboration with iomart, the combined service will include forward-thinking secure digital environments, active threat-hunting to identify hidden risks before they emerge, and hands-on response to resolve vulnerabilities in real time,” added Iomart.

Reece Donovan, CEO of Iomart, said: “Expanding our ability to support our customers with state of the art cyber security solutions is something we have been targeting for some time now.

“We are excited for this partnership to bring even greater value to our customers.

“e2e-assure’s customer-focused approach resonates with our own focus on service delivery making them the perfect business for us to work with.

“Our combined skillsets allow us to give customers full peace of mind that threats are not only identified, but dealt with quickly and effectively by someone who understands their business and their cloud environment.

“We look forward to working with e2e-assure to help our customers secure their business.”

Rob Demain, founder and CEO of e2e-assure, said: “From the outset of developing this partnership, the fit between our companies has been obvious.

“Bringing our services together provides customers that wish to consume cloud services with confidence they are underpinned with our independent expertise in 24/7 security monitoring, detection and response.

“The trust that iomart has built in its customer base as experts in cloud computing is the ideal platform to allow e2e-assure to bring its respected heritage in securing the most complex government organisations to the broader market.

“We are excited to be releasing this unique approach with iomart to ensure we address the cyber security challenges that every organisation faces today.”

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