Accenture, a leading global professional services company, has opened a cyber centre in Bangalore with a view to expand its global security presence. Its new facility brings together interdisciplinary capabilities, ranging from the innovation, incubation and development of new services to strategic consulting and transformation, and the managed delivery of cyber defense services.
The company also plans to launch its new Cyber Defense Platform
, a cloud-based security platform that utilizes Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Enterprise Security (ES) integrating key elements to industrialize and scale a 24/7 managed security capability.
“Many organizations are playing a constant game of catch up when it comes to cyber defense and they are struggling to manage a fragmented security environment,” said Bill Phelps, Managing Director and Security lead, Accenture Operations. “The new center will be a hub for continuous, collaborative innovation – melding the combined brainpower of our clients’ teams, Accenture’s security and industry specialists as well as university and ecosystem alliance partners. Together we can replace vulnerability with capability by building innovative security solutions that can outpace cyber adversaries.”
Accenture’s new centre comes at a time when its focus staunchly revolves around cybersecurity growth strategy and commitment in lieu with its vision to make a multi-million-dollar investment in new cybersecurity capabilities, platforms, and industry-specific solutions over the next several years. It will provide access to scarce security capability and demonstrated solutions designed to help organizations detect, respond to and remediate sophisticated cyber threats on-demand, at-speed and at-scale.
The defense platform promises to overcome industry challenges through threat detection, correlation, search and incident management capabilities, and is built on the public cloud so that customers can select cyber defense services, partners, and support options based on their business requirements, as-a-service. This will enable clients to tap into the latest strategies and technologies to address their toughest cyber security challenges, As-a-Service.
Manish Sharma, senior managing director, Delivery and Solution Development, Accenture Operations, said, “As we help our clients become digital businesses, we must also help them protect their critical data and infrastructures, and become more resilient. By applying our As-a-Service delivery model and integrating our extensive industry knowledge with leading innovations in advanced analytics and intelligent automation technologies into our security solutions, we are squarely focused on our mission to deliver persistent vigilance to our clients, so that they can confidently turn to what matters most for their business rather than the threats to it.”
Adding the Cyber Defense Platform to the mix would provide enterprises with a scalable, affordable, fast and standardized managed security service that would help them rapidly understand their security environment and get ahead of threats that target their hybrid cloud environment.
“As cyber threats become more frequent, complex, and severe, organizations are shifting to a proactive stance by creating agile, adaptive IT infrastructures,” said Christina Richmond, program director, security services for IDC. “Clients need to work with partners whose skills are vast enough and integrated enough to handle that complexity. Accenture’s cyber center helps clients take advantage of Accenture’s latest innovative cloud-based, As-a-Service and analytics-driven solutions that can be rapidly deployed, so they can deeply embed security into the fabric of their businesses.”
The cyber centre would be the largest cybersecurity facility in the Accenture Global Delivery Network, which includes more than 50 facilities. Accenture has grown its security presence in India for nearly five years. With a global footprint of cyber centres in Manila and Prague, Accenture security infrastructure has emerged as the company’s largest geographies globally.