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Rogers, Trustwave team up in security service initiative

December 16, 2015  

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Canadian businesses can take two months to detect a breach due to a lack of tools and resources, says Rogers Communications. To address this challenge, the company announced today what it described as a new portfolio of “leapfrog cybersecurity” services it said will help Canadian businesses to detect and prevent against global cyber-attacks.

“Cybersecurity is the number one concern for Canadian businesses of all sizes, and many lack the resources, time and expertise to manage the reality of cyber threats today” said Nitin Kawale, president of Rogers’ enterprise business unit.

Rogers new suite will be offered to organizations  through a partnership with Trustwave, which has global security operation centres in Canada (Kitchener-Waterloo), the U.S., the Phillipines and Poland.

Available next year, the services include:

  • Real-time monitoring:  24x7x365 monitoring of security events within a businesses’ network infrastructure. Security analysts operating from Canadian-based security operations centres will detect threats and mitigate risks before they occur.
  • Cybersecurity diagnostic tools: Proactive scanning and security testing to identify network security weaknesses and solutions ahead of a breach.
  • Dedicated support: Security teams will help customers comply with laws governing data protection and maintain their network infrastructure.

“In 2016, security spend in Canada will exceed $2 billion for the first time as organizations rally to defend themselves against cyber threats,” said David Senf, vice president, infrastructure solutions group at IDC Canada. “Only a mere 6% of security spend comes from Canadian small businesses yet they employ 50% of all Canadian workers.

“This key segment of more than 1 million businesses has been underserved by the security market to date. IDC sees a strong shift among Canadian organizations towards managed security services as they try to fill their increasing skills and knowledge gap.”