NCA Announces Two New Security Partnerships

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Today Network Computing Architects (NCA) is proud to announce two new security partnerships that will greatly enhance our ability to deliver a comprehensive suite of end-to-end security solutions for customers.

Today Network Computing Architects (NCA) is proud to announce two new security partnerships that will greatly enhance our ability to deliver a comprehensive suite of end-to-end security solutions for customers.

Tom Gobeille, NCA’s CEO unveiled these new partnerships by stating “The world is changing at such an incredibly rapid pace that businesses are having a hard time keeping up. This is especially true in the security realm, and it’s a challenge that all organizations are struggling with. By partnering with Solutionary and Rapid7, we are further helping our customers gain the visibility they need to better understand and manage their security risks. This is just one more example of how NCA is delivering security solutions that aid our customers in balancing the dual business imperatives of enablement and protection. It’s an exciting time for us, our partners, and our customers.”

Solutionary – Managed Security Services

Beginning with its new managed security services offering, delivered through Solutionary, NCA is now offering 24x7x365 security monitoring and management services that will reduce overall costs while greatly increasing visibility and responsiveness when dealing with security events.

“This is the ideal solution for customers, both large and small, who are struggling with security event management” says Brad Bemis, Security Practice Manager for NCA. “Time and time again, independent studies have shown that the ability to quickly detect and respond to security events is one of the most effective ways of limiting the damage associated with a security incident, yet many organizations still use their log and event management solutions in a reactive, investigative manner, rather than a proactive, defensive one. This leaves most organizations ‘in the dark’ when it comes to what’s happening within their information ecosystems. Even most of today’s modern SEM, SIEM, SEIM technologies are limited in their effectiveness because the organizations that implement them do not have the resources or in-house expertise to fully leverage them. Solutionary is the perfect fit for those customers who’ve come to recognize these facts and are ready to do something about it!”

Solutionary is equally enthused about its opportunity to partner with NCA. “Solutionary is extremely happy to be working with NCA to provide managed security services. From initial conversations to current engagements, NCA and Solutionary’s cultures have aligned perfectly. Both organizations share a fervent dedication to customer satisfaction and emphasize long-term relationships with their clients” said Jarrett Miller, Vice President of Channel Sales for Solutionary. “We are definitely excited about the future our partnership holds.”

Rapid7 - Penetration Testing Services

NCA is also delivering high-end penetration testing services in collaboration with the industry leader Rapid7. While NCA can still use a wide range of automated testing tools and techniques to evaluate the current security posture of its customers, Rapid7 can take testing to a whole new level – looking at networks and systems through the eyes of an attacker.
“The myriad network, server, application, and data security controls in place today across most organizations represent a ‘complex system’ that loses cohesion in the event of cascading security failures” Brad explains. “Automated testing tools generally tend to look at single points of failure or specific attack vectors rather than the combination of activities that a human being might engage in to evade detection while compromising systems. These tools can only go so far. In order to know just how secure you really are, you have to dig deeper; you have to add a human element to the equation. The services offered by Rapid7 are unparalleled in the industry, making them our obvious go-to partner when it comes to penetration testing.”

These statements are in direct alignment with what Rapid7 had to say on the topic. “Having a qualified third party firm perform security checks against your environment is an essential part of not only determining risk, but also defining a roadmap for improving your security posture. Rapid7 is excited to partner with NCA to provide services and solutions like Nexpose and Metasploit to address this need,” said Kara Gilbert, vice president of Sales, Americas at Rapid7. “NCA’s dedication to providing their customers with the best options for all security needs maps closely to Rapid7’s focus on working together with customers in a trusted relationship to help meet their specific security needs. We are looking forward to the future possibilities this partnership will bring.”

These managed security and penetration testing services are available today! You can learn more by calling NCA at 1-877-566-9622.

About NCA
NCA’s Information Security Practice is an ISO 27001 Certified Professional Security Services Consultancy with offices in Bellevue WA, Portland OR, and Los Gatos CA. We offer a wide range of security solutions that can be scaled and customized to meet the business needs of any organization. Our day-to-day focus is on providing security guidance that’s clear, concise, meaningful, and actionable; operating as the trustworthy trusted advisor that our customers truly need. For more information about NCA, please visit http://www.ncanet.com/.

About Solutionary
Solutionary combines deep security expertise, global threat intelligence and proven operational processes with the patented ActiveGuard® Security and Compliance platform to improve security, increase efficiency and address regulatory compliance. As a managed security services provider (MSSP), Solutionary works as an extension of clients’ internal security team, delivering security expertise and 24/7 monitoring for any IT environment - traditional, virtual and cloud. For more information about Solutionary, please visit http://www.solutionary.com.

About Rapid7
Rapid7 is the leading provider of security risk intelligence solutions. Rapid7's integrated vulnerability management and penetration testing products, Nexpose and Metasploit, empower organizations to obtain accurate, actionable and contextual intelligence into their threat and risk posture. Rapid7's solutions are being used by more than 1,700 enterprises and government agencies in more than 65 countries worldwide, while the Company's free products are downloaded more than one million times per year and enhanced further by over 125,000 security community users and contributors. Rapid7 has been recognized as one of the fastest growing security companies by Inc. Magazine and as a "Top Place to Work" by the Boston Globe. For more information about Rapid7, please visit http://www.rapid7.com.

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