Security intelligence company, LogRhythm, has signed on Fujitsu in A/NZ as the latest member of its expanding Managed Security Services Partner (MSSP) program.
Fujitsu picked LogRhythm to provide the security intelligence platform for its recently launched Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Sydney.
This partnership stems off its alliance from other regions around the world and enables Fujitsu to expand and accelerate its delivery of compliance automation and assurance, as well as reduce its clients’ implementation costs and management overheads.
“We work with Fujitsu in the UK, Germany, Latin America, in the US and most recently, here in the A/NZ region and in Singapore. It is a partner that’s able to provide a level of expertise that there’s a shortage for in the market,” LogRhythm worldwide field operations senior vice-president, Bill Smith, said.
LogRhythm will launch the new local partnership with technical and sales training for Fujitsu’s SOC team.
Smith said going forward, the company will focus on one of the bigger problems that needs to be solved – a shortage of security expertise.
“It doesn’t matter what country you go to, there just aren’t enough experts to manage security operations centres and security infrastructures. It’s not simple and requires expertise and training,” he stated.
As such, on the products side, the company aims to make it easier to use, and more intuitive. The other way it intends on working on it is through partnerships, particularly service partnerships.
“Fujitsu is just an example of this. It has the expertise to run a customer’s security operations and infrastructure at whatever level a customer needs because some of them need it co-managed, some need everything to be done and others simply need the infrastructure to be managed.
“There’s so much demand and we need to make the necessary partnerships to support this,” Smith claimed.
According to Smith, the company will also continue to emphasise on quality and service oriented partnerships.
“We look for partners that have some security expertise, can focus in that area and service customers to provide additional value beyond just delivering a product. So, we will continue to emphasise that and work on enablement of our channel with programs, training, tools, and support.”
Moving forward, it also will work on its machine analytics capability and bringing in more components that are on the periphery.
“We’re building our other areas such as host areas and users areas so we want to supplement and grow the key space that we have and potentially get into some adjacent security spaces that shall not be mentioned for now,” he added.