BT (formerly British Telecommunications), the London-based telecoms provider, has launched a privileged identity-managed security service built specifically on CyberArk’s identity security platform.
The collaboration, which has led to BT’s global Managed Identity Privileged Access Management, is called by BT the “first of its kind” for its customers as it delivers “scalable and effective” cybersecurity risk mitigation.
Each company gets something valuable for their business from the scheme. BT gets privileged identity-managed security service to add to its managed services business, while CyberArk significantly expands the geographic reach of its platform.
Natalie Walker, BT security portfolio director, explained how the deal will bring “peace of mind” to BT customers:
“The CyberArk Identity Security Platform, in conjunction with our managed service, will help simplify the monitoring and control of privileged access for our customers’ on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures. Our accredited experts and 24×7 support give customers peace of mind that their privileged identities are safe.”
What the BT/CyberArk managed security service offers
The BT/CyberArk managed security service offers the following features:
With identity-based cyber-attacks on the rise, protecting against compromising the human and machine credentials that provide access to critical data and company assets is a priority for any organization. The new privileged access management service solves this problem with a SaaS-based cybersecurity solution to keep the company and its most valuable assets safe. CyberArk applies intelligent privilege checks to all identities, human and machine, with continuous threat detection and prevention throughout the identity lifecycle. Organizations can enable zero trust and least privilege with full visibility, so any identity can securely access any resource, anywhere, anytime.
Chris Moore, Senior Vice President of Global Channels at CyberArk, explains how the deal helps customers closing the cyber skills gap:
“Working with partners from managed service providers such as BT is critical to extending the reach of CyberArk’s Identity Security offerings and helping meet the growing demand from customers who need help addressing the cyber skills gap. This launch extends CyberArk’s proactive identity-focused approach to reducing cyber risk across BT’s global customer base.”
CyberArk is now available in the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong, US and Canada.
CyberArk Announces IMPACT 23 Conference
Separately, CyberArk announced details of its IMPACT 23 conference, the company’s annual summit dedicated to strategies and technologies for defense against identity-based cyberattacks. The conference will take place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston from May 22-24.
Matt Cohen, CEO of CyberArk, said the Impact 23 conference is entirely focused on identity security:
“While other conferences may focus on identity management or governance, CyberArk IMPACT is 100 percent focused on identity security. In today’s threat landscape, identity is the attack surface and every identity must be secured to protect organizations and their valuable assets.”