Netmagic, an NTT Communications company, announced its partnership with McAfee, to deliver McAfee’s cybersecurity services to customers through its managed security services in India.
“The managed security-services industry is facing a watershed moment, as technological disruption is changing the future of workplaces making the traditional hardware-based security paradigm obsolete. Our association with Netmagic will empower organizations to leave day-to-day operations to experienced infrastructure teams, enabling them to focus on strategic IT initiatives,” said Anand Ramamoorthy, Managing Director, South Asia at McAfee. “At McAfee, we recognize the power of collaboration and are keen to be a catalyst in the Managed Security Services market.”
With this alliance, Netmagic’s Server Host Protection Service will now be powered by McAfee. The Server Host Protection Service is a SaaS-based security service, used to protect servers and hosts.
Server Host Protection Service will enable proactive protection against malware and allow customers to monitor malicious activities across servers and hosts. An anti-virus and anti-malware service, it will also stop the deployment and usage of unnecessary software on servers. It can help the users to achieve multiple compliance goals as well.
“Given the scale of breaches seen in 2017 coupled with the maturing threat horizon, organizations want to turn to a managed security services model to improve their IT security efficiency,” said Sharad Sanghi, managing director and CEO of Netmagic. “Collaborating with McAfee will help us add to our existing portfolio of managed security services and deliver protection from advanced malware such as ransom-ware in a reliable, expert and organized manner.”
In a recent interview, Prasenjit Roy—SVP & CMO at Netmagic, told Wire19 that each of Netmagic’s Public Cloud, data center, and managed hosting layers has its own set of security services right from basic firewalls to preventive services.
“Security is one of the most crucial factors for any outsourcing decision. Despite business cases of reduced cost and higher performance, some primary reasons for Public cloud to materialize were security and compliance. We at Netmagic have a strong security stance, stronger than what a customer can afford in his own environment. For large cloud operators like us dealing with a scale of million customers, our brand name and business depends on security,” said Roy.
Netmagic said that it will expand its partnership with McAfee, adding the security services to more of its products.