Smarttech247 Winner Profile – MSSP of the Year
The Smarttech247 team were delighted to win this year’s Managed Security Service Provider title at the Tech Excellence Awards. Here is is an excerpt from our winner’s profile feature in the Tech Pro magazine this month:
Tell us about Smarttech247
“Smarttech247 is a cyber security organisation that provides innovative solutions to global companies. The 3 European Smarttech247 SOCs (Security Operations Centres) in Cork, Bucharest and Krakow are ISO9001/ISO27001 certified and they deliver a wide range of cybersecurity solutions, including cognitive security services (using IBM Watson for Cybersecurity), SIEM, Compliance & Governance, and PenTesting. Our innovative services are designed to enhance the efficacy of our clients’ security infrastructure and deliver business-sensitive cyber security solutions that build and optimise protection, detection and remediation strategies. The ISO 9001 and ISO 27001standards provide assurance that our customers receive consistently high quality services and that every aspect of their data and information security is protected.
We are the only security operations centre in Ireland that utilises IBM Watson for Cybersecurity for the provision of managed security services. Smarttech247 was the first company in Europe to roll out IBM Watson for Cybersecurity and we have been referenced in several international journals, including the Wall Street Journal. Moreover, we are a Platinum Trend Micro partner, a Gold Palo Alto Networks and a Gold IBM Partner.”
Why did you win Managed Security Service Provider of the Year?
“We have doubled our revenue in the past 12 months, winning large contracts in Ireland and United Kingdom for managed security services. Utilising only best-of-breed technologies, such as IBM QRadar SIEM and IBM Watson for Cybersecurity, our client satisfaction score is very high and our client retention rate is 100%. Smarttech247 has also introduced a unique managed security delivery model with a pay-per-month structure offering our clients the latest security technologies and a managed service package with no up-front costs.
We are the only and first company in Europe to implement IBM Watson for Cybersecurity in our Irish security operations centre. This is a significant competitive advantage in the market, as our direct competition does not offer cognitive security services.
Smarttech247 has made significant investments in state-of-the-art security facilities and we have tripled our staff number in the last 12 months. We have 13 different nationalities working in the company and we are proud to say that we are one of the most diversity-focused companies in Ireland.”
We have heavily invested in hiring the best talent in Ireland
“The highly talented Smarttech247 staff and our strategic partnerships are key drivers of innovation and allow us to offer our clients a single pane of glass on all aspects of an organisation’s network security.”