This article originally appeared at The WHIR
Rackspace announced on Tuesday new Managed Security and Compliance Assistance offerings where Rackspace security experts help customers with strategic planning for security monitoring and threat analysis.
The offering will initially be in limited availability for its global customers out of Rackspace US offices.
Though demand for DDoS mitigation skills is on the rise for employers, not all companies have the on-site team able to effectively address security and compliance concerns. This is where a managed service comes in. Rackspace’s offering is backed by a 24/7/365 Customer Security Operations Center (CSOC), which will open at Rackspace headquarters in October.
“Every day, businesses are at risk of being affected by a security threat or data breach,” Perry Robinson, vice president and general manager of Managed Security at Rackspace said. “These threats often occur without warning, can be directed at any part of the business, and come from anywhere in the world. Damage from malicious parties can range from lost revenue and recovery costs to potential liability costs and compliance-related fines.”
The services part of the Managed Security offering host and network protection, security analysis, vulnerability management, threat intelligence, compliance assistance, configuration hardening and monitoring, patch monitoring, user monitoring and file integrity management. Onboarding consultation and deployment is also part of the service.
“Cloud vendors need to be more proactive and help their customers understand and manage security in the cloud, and with this new Managed Security offering, Rackspace is responding to that need,” Christopher Wilder, practice head and senior analyst, cloud services at Moor Insights & Strategy said in a statement. “As organizations increasingly adopt complex cloud environments and cyberattacks become more frequent, customers can benefit from the 24/7 security expertise and support from Rackspace to help them keep their information and data secure. These services are even more important to smaller and mid-sized firms who might not be able to find or afford the top security talent to run their IT organizations.”
Rackspace’s new managed security offering has come as the company added Managed Cassandra to its NoSQL data services portfolio through a partnership with DataStax.