Strengthening Its Ability to Deliver Holistic IT Security Solutions to Enterprise Customers
Clone Systems Brings Powerful Cloud-Based MSSP Capabilities to Carousel’s Security Offering, Including Intrusion Detection / Prevention, Log Management and Monitoring
EXETER, RI–(Marketwire – May 24, 2012) – Carousel Industries, a leader in voice, video and data networking and converged communications, today announced that it has partnered with Clone Systems, Inc., a globally recognized enterprise-level MSSP (managed security service provider) specializing in network protection and data security. Through the new partnership, Carousel adds a powerful services-based component to its existing best-of-breed IT security portfolio, strengthening its ability to deliver holistic security solutions to its enterprise-level customers.
As today’s enterprises business face an increasing range of challenges and threats to their data networks, companies recognize the need to implement a security solutions comprised of both products and services. According to research firm Gartner, Inc., the worldwide security services market is forecast to total $38.3 billion in 2012, and surpass $49.1 billion in 2015.* Clone Systems was recently included in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for MSSPs in North America.
In choosing to partner with Clone Systems, Carousel was cognizant of the many challenges companies now face in an increasingly difficult IT security landscape, such as a sharp increase in the volume and sophistication of network attacks, a decrease in the resources they have to mitigate these threats and increasing compliance requirements that are now present in nearly every vertical market.
“When we look at Carousel’s growth and the strength of our overall security portfolio, our success is firmly rooted in our solution-based sales approach,” commented Thorsten Behrens, security infrastructure architect for Carousel. “By partnering with Clone Systems, we are able to deliver a robust, cloud-based managed services offering that helps us monitor and defend our customers’ networks more effectively. This has the net effect of lowering capital expenditures for our customers, while bringing an added measure of assurance that their data is secure.”
The new relationship with Clone Systems enables Carousel Industries to provide a suite of core service offerings including:
- Real-time intrusion detection and prevention
- Log management, monitoring, storage and correlation
- PCI scanning and penetration testing
By leveraging Carousel’s managed services security offering with Clone Systems — a certified PCI service provider — companies can more effectively address compliance requirements. “Very often, a customer is missing compliancy because they just can’t maintain the level of staffing, reporting and correlation that is required,” Behrens continues. “Our partnership with Clone Systems helps our customers access a range of resources to help them manage their security requirements both immediately and for long haul.”
Carousel’s relationship with Clone Systems enables it to deliver a holistic security solution that includes an on-premises hardware component as well as a robust cloud-based services offering. “We provide 24/7 monitoring, alerting and management of networks, as well as reporting and insight through our security information portal so the customer has full transparency and visibility into what is going on,” says Richard Daw, chief operating officer of Clone Systems. “All this concise, actionable information is correlated into a single portal in real-time.”
For more information on Carousel Industries’ security offerings, please visit http://www.carouselindustries.com/solutions/it-security.
* Source: Press release: “Gartner Says Worldwide Security Service Spending on Pace to Reach $35.1 Billion in 2011” (November 9, 2011).
Carousel Industries designs, delivers and supports technology solutions that become the foundation of our clients’ businesses. This includes unified communications, managed services, virtualization, Voice over IP (VoIP), video conferencing and collaboration and data infrastructure solutions. Since Carousel was founded in 1992 we’ve grown an average of 30% – 50% per year with 2012 revenues of $326 million. Today we have over 5,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100. Carousel has been recognized by both VAR and CRN Magazines as one of the top technology integrators in the US and we’ve been listed in the Inc. 500/5000 six times.
Carousel is headquartered in Exeter, RI with over 1,100 employees working from offices in 30 locations across the US, including over 250 service technicians deployed across the country. For more information visit http://www.carouselindustries.com.
About Clone Systems
Clone Systems is a pure play global managed security provider, currently protecting more than 1,200 clients world-wide, actively monitoring over 3,500 network nodes, and conducting 40,000,000+ vulnerability tests every day. Clone Systems’ headquarters are in North America and European operations are based in the United Kingdom. http://www.clone-systems.com