Exclusive Networks scores Vodafone Ireland contract

Exclusive Networks announced it has become a Strategic Partner for Vodafone Ireland to reflect its role in accelerating the creation of the network operator’s internal cybersecurity practice with a suite of managed security services delivered all the time using next-generation technology.

Exclusive said the awarding of the contract demonstrates the value of the Exclusive Networks MSSD (Managed Security Service Distributor) proposition to enable partners with the means to differentiate in the B2B market – particularly in the wake of growing threat vectors arising in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic – using innovative technologies including Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet and Thales.

Account Director at Exclusive Networks Ronan Moylan said: “With our support, Vodafone Ireland has transformed its market offering for businesses by building a key service pillar around cyber protection. Cybersecurity is incredibly important to organisations large and small, and a real opportunity for trusted providers like Vodafone to solve more of their customers’ tech-related business challenges. Now its teams in Ireland are fully equipped with the confidence and capability to provide market-leading cyber solutions and proactive managed services, we look forward to deepening our relationship with Vodafone on a global basis, applying the best practices developed here in Ireland.”

Exclusive will provide SOC-based managed security services that cover both reactive (monitoring and alerting) and proactive (prevention and countermeasures) cybersecurity controls for next-gen security infrastructure all the time. These scalable services – facilitated for Vodafone Ireland’s own use via the Exclusive Networks MSSD proposition – let end customers avoid resourcing and training overheads even as threats increase in intensity and frequency.

Director of Enterprise Solutions at Exclusive Networks Ireland Ray Nangle, said: “By negating the high set-up costs and skills shortage challenges of building an MSSP SOC from scratch, Vodafone Ireland can support the managed security needs of its entire customer base right away and confirm its leading position in the emerging Irish MSSP market.”