Vodafone and Accenture join hands to offer cyber security services


In its attempt to help European businesses make their cyber security up-to-date, Vodafone Business announced that it would be joining forces with the Irish-domiciled multinational professional services company Accenture.

The strategic partnership is aimed at offering national corporate customers access to best-in-class security services in the form of simple and strong packages. To meet the needs of the client, every package would be designed by a trusted provider.

The official statement by Vodafone announced the new agreement with Accenture as “a key step forward in Vodafone Business” strategy to create enterprise-grade online security to organizations of all sizes and to keep up with the rapidly evolving threats.

Both the companies are intended to jointly invest in security innovation aiming to back organisations to be safe as new threats emerge quite often and also establish an innovation lab focused on security solutions and intelligence for workplace, cloud and IoT. Later in this year, Vodafone Business managed security services would be launched for national corporate-sized businesses in Italy and Spain during the initial phase.

“We are committed to better support small and medium enterprises and national corporate sized businesses as they transform and ‘future ready’ their organization,” said Vinod Kumar, CEO of Vodafone Business.

“Working with Accenture, we will leverage our combined capabilities and global experience to deliver modular security solutions, offering access to technologies that until now were only available to companies with large IT budgets,” he added.

In the wake of COVID-19 response, more organisations are conducting their operations online and are working to secure their supply chains and this shift has highlighted the security gaps.

Apart from Vodafone and Accenture, to overcome the online safety challenges and shield the crucial information,  companies like Wynyard Group, a cyber-security analytics and distributed analytics firm, are thriving by offering big-data analytics and deep-tech solutions to sensitive sectors. With major client base across pan Asia, it has transformed from a distressed firm to a successful organisation after the coming up of new management from tech-background.

Cybercrime analytics solutions by the company involve various activities like malware prevention and building strategies, problem solving and the evaluation and accountability of efforts. Besides, they offer designed to deliver solutions and also handle hot spot analysis, and crime mapping.

Emphasizing upon the fact that threat of cybercrime to businesses everywhere should not be underestimated, Kelly Bissell, who leads Accenture Security globally, said, “The distinct nature of cybercrime makes it borderless and anonymous. Cyber-criminals can come from anywhere and as they take advantage of the COVID-19 situation, they pose a significant threat to businesses of all sizes with costly consequences.”


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