BlueVoyant Acquires Managed Sentinel To Create End-to-End Services Portfolio For Microsoft Security Technologies

– Acquisition strengthens BlueVoyant’s ability to serve Microsoft customers; Managed Sentinel will continue to focus on deployment of Azure Sentinel and Microsoft Defender, bolstered by BlueVoyant’s MDR capabilities.

BlueVoyant, a cybersecurity services company, today announced that it has acquired Managed Sentinel, a global leader in deployment and management of Microsoft’s cloud-native SIEM, Azure Sentinel and Microsoft’s XDR platform, Microsoft Defender.

Organizations are increasingly looking for cloud-native security solutions. With the shift towards Extended Detection and Response (XDR) as customers demand more response capabilities beyond endpoint, as well as the drive to consolidate vendors and service providers, the acquisition of Managed Sentinel complements BlueVoyant’s managed detection and response (MDR) for Azure Sentinel and Microsoft Defender.

Working alongside BlueVoyant, Managed Sentinel strengthens BlueVoyant’s ability to better serve Microsoft customers globally, while enabling Managed Sentinel to leverage BlueVoyant’s threat intelligence and MDR capabilities. This allows both BlueVoyant and Managed Sentinel to deliver full-service offerings around Microsoft security technologies, from customized deployments to 24/7 Security Operations.

“The Microsoft partner ecosystem has hundreds of organizations that can implement and transact Microsoft technologies, but very few have security expertise. Managed Sentinel possesses world-class expertise and is a leading Azure Sentinel deployment provider, having served clients all over the world,” said Milan Patel, Global Head of Managed Security Services (MSS) at BlueVoyant. “Combining Managed Sentinel’s Azure Sentinel deployment expertise with BlueVoyant’s MDR capabilities will help customers operationalize and maximize Microsoft security technologies to realize the true business value of adopting cybersecurity through a managed service model.”

Jim Rosenthal, CEO of BlueVoyant, said: “We are very excited that Managed Sentinel’s Microsoft expertise and BlueVoyant’s industry-leading capabilities will continue to consolidate a position of excellence in the market.”

Marius Mocanu, CEO of Managed Sentinel, adds, “The acquisition of Managed Sentinel by BlueVoyant, combines our Azure Security expertise with BlueVoyant’s incredible proprietary threat intelligence and Managed Security Services, enabling customers to receive an enhanced solution which reduces operational and infrastructure costs.”

Founded in 2019 by Marius Mocanu and Adrian Grigorof in Canada, Managed Sentinel has best-in-class experience in deploying hybrid infrastructures, and integrating on-premise, private and public cloud security controls. As a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, Managed Sentinel has established a close working relationship with Microsoft and earned the highest standards of Microsoft’s widely recognized partnership.

BlueVoyant MDR provides real-time and customized threat response and remediation – terminating malicious processes, isolating devices, and manually preventing persistence and lateral movement associated with sophisticated attacks. BlueVoyant incorporates client-driven rules of engagement (ROE) enabling immediate, decisive action to stop threats that could cripple a network versus non-critical events where a lower-tiered response may be appropriate. Microsoft Azure Sentinel and Microsoft Defender allows BlueVoyant MDR to gain unparalleled and integrated visibility and response across endpoints, identities, e-mail, and cloud workloads.

ITC Secure Launches Next-Generation MDR Service Built on Microsoft Security Stack

ITC Secure combines expertise of world-class security team with Microsoft’s best in class technology to deliver preventative protection, post-breach detection, automation and response.

ITC Secure (ITC), the leading Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) and Silver Microsoft Partner, announced the launch of a new Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service, providing businesses with a complete security solution with 24/7 access to a team of highly-skilled security experts who proactively hunt, detect and contain cyber threats

“As enterprises realise it’s not a question of if but when a cyber attack will take place, many businesses are re-evaluating their security operations and turning to MDR solutions to secure their sensitive data assets and gain the visibility and support needed to defend against ever-evolving threats,” said Arno Robbertse, Chief Executive, ITC Secure.

In addition to addressing current industry trends driven by mandates to comply with regulatory and data protection laws, sophisticated attacks and budget constraints, the new MDR service will support businesses through their cloud digital transformation initiatives, focussing on a more proactive approach to security, with a faster-to-deploy solution, as more enterprises migrate to perimeter-less security.

“Security is so important to us and our clients, even more so now given the increasingly digital nature of how we work. Moving to an MDR service with our long term security partner ITC will help us step up to the next level of protection in this ever challenging area, and I’m really excited to see the results start to bear fruit for us,” said Orlando Milford, CIO, Oxera Consulting LLP.

The launch is the next phase of the journey as ITC continues to enhance its portfolio of services based on the Microsoft security stack, with the MDR service expanding on ITC’s existing managed Sentinel SIEM service.

Delivered and managed from ITC’s London-based, Security Operations Centre, the new service leverages Microsoft’s Defender for Endpoint (previously known as Defender Advanced Threat Protection) and the cloud-native SIEM tool, Azure Sentinel.

ITC’s MDR service includes:

  • 24x7x365 SOC management, detection and response
  • Security recommendations and advice
  • Empower in-house teams
  • Seamless integration across Microsoft security portfolio and ITSM tools

For more information about ITC Secure’s MDR service, please visit here.

BlueVoyant and Haven Cyber Technologies announce a new partnership to scale third party risk services in the UK and Europe.

New Partnership to bring BlueVoyant’s best-in-class third-party risk product to market for enhanced supply chain risk management.

Today, we are pleased to announce that Haven is partnering with BlueVoyant to bring a new innovative cyber risk product to market with our operating companies, ITC Secure and Onevinn. Haven is a leading cybersecurity platform in Europe, enabling the digital transformation of industries in a secure environment. Through this partnership, we will focus on accelerating delivery to public sector and enterprise customers in the UK and Europe to address one of the most critical cybersecurity risks at this time.

Managing third-party cyber risk is fast becoming the defining cybersecurity challenge of our time. As organisations increase the volume and variety of suppliers they work with, they expose their organisations to the vulnerabilities of those business partners.

Last week, BlueVoyant released the results of a worldwide survey of 1500+ CISOs and security leaders that revealed large vendor ecosystems and low visibility are increasing third-party cyber risk. The study revealed that 80% of organisations surveyed experienced a cybersecurity breach that originated from vulnerabilities in their vendor ecosystem in the past 12 months, and the average respondent’s organisation had been breached in this way 2.7 times. The study also found that respondents had a staggering average of 1,409 suppliers in their networks.

Source: BlueVoyant Global Insights: Supply Chain Cyber Risk

BlueVoyant’s third party risk product and service goes beyond identifying cyber risk to provide an end-to-end solution, including assessment, analysis, remediation and execution. BlueVoyant’s service is proactive and collaborative, working with client risk methodologies and their vendor suppliers.

One of the sectors we will focus on is the healthcare sector in Europe that continues to suffer deadly ransomware attacks as part of our work with the Cyber Alliance to Defend our Healthcare. Through the Alliance, we are providing free cybersecurity products and services to hospitals and clinics to protect frontline healthcare workers and patients, and we have the opportunity to build our contribution with investment in third-party cyber risk management. 

The partnership between Haven and BlueVoyant follows a recent investment by C5 Capital in BlueVoyant. C5 joined BlueVoyant’s $68M Series B funding round led by Temasek Holdings. Our Founder and Chief Executive of C5 Capital, André Pienaar, joined the Board of Directors at BlueVoyant as an Observer to support the company’s organic growth. André is also the Executive Chairman of Haven Cyber Technologies.

BlueVoyant is a fast growing Managed Service Provider in North America and a Microsoft partner. Haven Cyber Technologies is the fastest growing Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) in Europe and a Microsoft partner. Both companies are backed by C5 as a specialist venture capital firm focused on the secure data ecosystem.

ITC Secure Expands Executive Team with Appointment of CRO to Fuel Next Stage of Growth

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ITC Secure (ITC), the leading Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) and Microsoft Partner, announced the further expansion of its executive team, appointing Mark Weait as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). In this new role, Mark will be responsible for leading ITC’s revenue generation operations, overseeing all sales, marketing and strategic partnership efforts to support the company’s next phase of growth and its expanding go-to-market plans.

Mark brings over 20 years of industry and leadership experience to ITC. Prior to joining, he was Vice President of Sales at Tata Communications, where he spent 4 successful years. Initially brought in to manage their European Telecommunications Service Provider channels, Mark was subsequently promoted to run their broader European business, overseeing material double-digit data services revenue growth built on the capture of many significant enterprise wins across their Hybrid-WAN, MSS and MOVE portfolios.

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Haven Cyber Technologies Group secures EUR5.7m investment from C5 Capital

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Haven Cyber Technologies Group (Haven Group), has secured a further investment of EUR5.7 million from C5 Capital, A specialist investment firm investing in the secure data ecosystem. 

In addition, the Haven Group announced Andrew Miller had been appointed as Group Chief Financial Officer, and James Armstrong had been appointed Finance Director of ITC Secure, one of Haven Group’s operating companies, to lead the next phase of growth.

Haven Group is a European focused pure play cybersecurity provider. Its operating companies, ITC Secure and Onevinn, provide enterprises with leading cybersecurity services and products. C5 Capital’s investment will support the Haven Group’s organic growth as it focuses on enhancing its solutions, products and consulting competencies to achieve its objective of being a premier European Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP).
 
Miller will support the Haven growth plan by leading financial planning, reporting and risk management across the Haven Group. Based in ITC Secure’s London office Andrew brings more than 20 years’ experience in finance and operational roles in the technology sector, with extensive corporate and commercial expertise in the US, UK, Europe, Australasia and South America. He joins the Group from Corero Network Security plc, an AIM-listed cybersecurity business, where he was Chief Finance Officer and Chief Operating Officer. He has also held senior roles at Datatec, where he led the acquisition and integration strategy of 15 global cybersecurity businesses into the Logicalis Group, Standard Bank, WestLB and Coopers & Lybrand.

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Leading Global Technology Expert Joins Fast-growing Cybersecurity Firm Onevinn

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Onevinn, the leading Swedish provider of Microsoft cloud security services and solutions, today announces Stefan Schörling, Founder of MDR 365 has joined the company.

Stefan’s business, focusing on Microsoft Threat Protection Services, helps customers maximize their efficiency and investments in IT with a focus on cloud and security and he will complement and enhance Onevinn’s offering of security solutions for the cloud and mobile connected world.

Based in Sweden, Stefan brings more than 20 years of experience working in the IT sector. He is widely recognised as a technology expert and knowledge sharer within the industry and holds a Microsoft MVP (Most Valued Professional) award. He is also CISSP Certificated, among other Microsoft Certificates, and is a Microsoft Certified Trainer.

Stefan joins Onevinn as the firm continues its strong growth providing enterprises with outstanding cybersecurity services and products, with particular recent demand during the global COVID-19 outbreak which has put additional strain on businesses and organisations.

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Collective Defence at ITC’S Annual Cyber Summit

Vision 2020: Cyber Defence – Better Together

The theme for this year’s Summit was Collaboration. We defend better when we defend together, both across sectors and industries and even economies, but also between the public and private spheres.

Featuring a keynote from Major General (Ret) Brett Williams, ex-Director of Operations for U.S. Cyber Command, the half-day event asked why working together keeps us all more safe, more often. We heard from the National Cyber Security Centre on the importance of public and private sector collaboration and we hosted our second ever interactive cyber wargame, built on a global ransomware and geopolitical crisis.

Find out more via ITC Secure >>

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Haven Cyber Technologies acquires Onevinn, the leading Swedish provider of Microsoft cloud services and solutions

Simultaneously Haven unveils its new board including Sir Mick Davis, Mike Garland, William Kilmer, Christoph von Falck, Olivier Weddrien, Mark Testoni, and Andre Pienaar, with Paddy McGuinness and General Sir Graeme Lamb as Senior Advisors.

Acquisition of Onevinn, a Microsoft Elite Partner, underpins Haven’s intention to become the leading European Managed Security Solutions Provider (“MSSP”) and follows the Company’s acquisition of ITC Secure

London, 6th February 2019: Haven Cyber Technologies (“Haven”) today announces its acquisition of Onevinn, the leading Swedish provider of Microsoft cloud security services and solutions. The acquisition reflects Haven’s continued focus on strengthening its solutions, products and consulting competencies and becoming the leading European Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP). Onevinn offers security solutions for the cloud and the mobile connected world.

The specialist venture capital firm C5 Capital leads Haven Cyber Technologies (Haven) based out of Luxemburg. Haven is one of the fastest growing Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) in Europe. The acquisition of Onevinn and in particular the Cloud Security Services in Microsoft Azure will amplify the product and service offers of the combined Haven Group.

The common goal of Haven´s group’s operating companies – ITC Secure and Onevinn – is to provide enterprises with outstanding cybersecurity services and products. Haven will develop a common product and services offering across its operating companies.

In addition to Onevinn, Haven acquired G3 Cyber Consulting in London and SBD Advisors in Washington D.C. in 2018 as bolt on acquisitions to ITC Secure. Both contributed to the exceptional growth of ITC Secure in 2018. ITC achieved over 50% top line growth in 2018.

Haven´s exceptional network of cyber security experts combined with outstanding business leaders and company builders is positioning the Company for further acquisitions in Europe in 2019.

The Board of Haven includes:

  • Olivier Weddrien, Executive Chairman of the Board – former CEO of DZ Equity Partner in Germany and lead Cranemere LLC, an industrial investment holding company in Germany.
  • Christoph von Falck, Group CEO of Haven – former Head of Strategic Asset Management for Airbus Defence and Space
  • Andre Pienaar – Founder of C5 Capital
  • Sir Mick Davis – former CEO of Xstrata plc
  • Mike Garland – Former Partner of Permira, the global private equity fund
  • Mark Testoni – CEO of SAP NS2 National Security Services (SAP NS2)
  • William Kilmer – former CEO and Chairman of Public Engines and Managing Partner in C5 Capital

C5’s Senior Advisers Paddy McGuinness, the former UK Deputy National Security Adviser for Intelligence, Security and Resilience, and General Graeme Lamb, the former Director of UK Special Forces, bring unrivalled experience to the HAVEN Board.

Andre Pienaar, Founder of C5 and Haven said, “It is more important than ever to be able to provide companies and organisations with an integrated platform that can help them cover all their cyber security needs. Haven is led by a Board that has great experience in cybersecurity and in sustainable growth by acquisition. The acquisition of Onevinn expands Haven into Scandinavia and further strengthens our partnership with Microsoft as a leading cloud platform.”

Olivier Weddrien, Executive Chairman of Haven said: “With the transition to cloud services accelerating and maturing across Europe, the acquisition of Onevinn will enable Haven to be a leader in this space, providing world class solutions to our customers and supporting the
geographic reach of the group.”

Christoph von Falck, Group CEO of Haven said, “In recent years it has become clear that companies can no longer ‘get by’ when it comes to cybersecurity. Today, staying safe online is a Board-level issue, and one that requires significant investment. Most organisations don’t have the in-house expertise to tackle this growing issue and must look to outside providers. This presents a clear opportunity for Haven, an integrated industrial holding, which provides a wide range of services and applications to keep companies safe and resilient to the rapidly evolving cybersecurity threats faced by every company. We are very pleased to have acquired Onevinn and ensure that Haven is a cutting-edge cyber security tool for companies across Europe and the world. We very much look forward to working with them.”

Claes Kruse, Founder and CEO of Onevinn said: “We’re all very excited and looking forward to this new journey together with C5 and Haven. The culture within C5 and Haven and their impressive portfolio is a perfect match for us!”