On 12 September 2019, central infrastructure provider SIX announced a partnership with IT services and consulting company T-Systems. This new cooperation between the two companies will allow T-Systems to utilize SIX services in industries that focus greatly on Swiss-based security services.
Both companies will also benefit from improvements to their current services. T-Systems, under this partnership, will be able to provide the specific services of a Swiss Security Operations Centre to Swiss-based companies that operate across the globe.
The solution is targetted at companies that are not able to or do not want to operate their own cybersecurity. Setting up and operating a security operation is a costly venture as well as labour-intensive. Through this new agreement, T-Systems and SIX hope to deliver quality protection services for all their affiliated companies. As an equivalent of SIX’ SOC, the business-customer division of Deutsche Telekom operates nine Security Operation Centres across the world which include Brazil, South Africa, Germany, Singapore, Spain and Mexico. T-Systems have pledged to offer SOC services, in cooperation with SIX, to companies that value the idea of receiving services from a cyber-defence centre that is headquartered in Switzerland.
“Security is a key issue for many companies, but they still need a partner to help with solutions. We’re pleased to have teamed up with a strong partner in SIX, who has enabled us to complement our extensive international SOC services with top local services and render them as Swiss-based managed services tailored to the needs of our customers,” said Stefano Camuso, Managing Director of T-Systems in Switzerland. “our main focus is on the financial hub that is Switzerland. This cooperation enables us to make our Security Operations Centre accessible and available to additional players from regulated industries. As such, T-Systems Switzerland will be able to offer its customers a Swiss-based solution, which means everyone wins,” added Daniel Dahinden, Head of SIX’s Innovation & Digital Business Unit.
Edited by Kojo Essah
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