Today, highly-accredited cloud hosting company Claranet inaugurates a cybersecurity hub in Carnaxide after investing €1 million in the tech center project.

Claranet unveils its newly refurbished cybersecurity hub including a new Security Operations Center (SOC) in Carnaxide, which will provide a more complete, integrated and differentiated monitoring to its customers.

This new SOC is the result of an investment of €600K (excluding Human Resources) and will have a team of 16 employees.

The refurbishment of the cybersecurity hub – a project in which Claranet invested €1 million – follows the 2017 acquisition of ITEN Solutions, the largest M&E operation in Portugal in the Information Technology area.

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António Miguel Ferreira

“Cybersecurity is a key component of Claranet’s offering, which complements our portfolio of IT on premises services in an external Datacenter or public cloud,” said António Miguel Ferreira, Managing Director at Claranet Portugal.

“We believe that we are the best-positioned service provider in Portugal to support our customers in the transition to more efficient IT management models, given our focus on providing Datacenter and Cloud services since 2005, areas in which which Gartner has considered us as European leaders for five consecutive years, leveraging our strong presence in the most traditional on-premises IT, as a result of the acquisition of the largest national integrator in 2017, ITEN Solutions,” he added.

The SOC, which results from the company’s strategic focus on cybersecurity, will monitor the customer platforms that hire this service 24-hours-a-day, every day of the year while detecting incidents or potential security threats and intervening to resolve them.

This includes not only internal platforms (firewalls, directories, routers, etc.), but also external risks will be monitored by analyzing thousands of sources on the internet, social networks and the dark and ​​deep web.

According to the Claranet Research Report 2017/2018, Cyber​security is one of the top priorities of national and international enterprise.

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Pedro Barbosa

“Organizations nowadays face the great challenge of effectively protecting themselves against ever more complex cyber threats from evolved and resourceful opponents. Claranet Security’s e-business strategy for its customers relies on continuous monitoring 24/7, with detection of possible intrusions, devices infected with malware, detection of copies of the organization’s website, exposed credentials, mentions in the deep & dark web, among other cyber risks,” said Pedro Barbosa, Head of Cybersecurity at Claranet Portugal.

The investment into refurbishing the cybersecurity hub and launching the SOC allows for:

  • Consolidating the operations teams of the company’s various business units in the same location (Hosting, Networks, Technology, Workplace, Business Applications, Public Cloud and Cybersecurity).
  • Launching the new SOC (Security Operations Center).
  • Increasing the capacity of the Training Center by initiating the ‘Claranet University’ program, which aims to develop IT skills for early or transition professionals.
  • Creating the necessary conditions for the opening of the ‘Cloud Center of Excellence’, which intends to strengthen the company’s position in the domestic and Latin American market in the strategic area of ​​cloud service delivery.

“We want to become, in three years, one of the leading providers of cybersecurity solutions in Europe, just as we are in the areas of managed hosting and public coud,” added Ferreira.

Since the beginning of last year, Claranet, which operates in the cloud area, has invested €15 million in the area of ​​cybersecurity in countries such as Portugal, England and France, according to Jornal de Negocios.