DATASHIELD™ and RSA® Expand Services Partnership to Deliver Managed Security Services to Customers

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RSA’s Managed Security Partner Program Provides an Ideal Combination of Expertise and Technology

'Good enough security isn't good enough anymore. Organizations are compromised daily through the proliferation of advanced malware and the myriad opportunities that malicious actors have to mount cyber attacks.'--Grant Geyer, RSA Vice President

DATASHIELD, a leader in the field of advanced data security services, announced today that it is one of four companies selected by RSA, the Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC), as inaugural members of a new RSA Managed Security Partner program (MSP). This services partnership continues the relationship DATASHIELD has had with RSA for the past year.

According to RSA, the MSP program is designed to enable a new generation of managed security services, leveraging intelligence-driven security solutions such as RSA® Security Analytics to help enterprises better detect and defeat advanced threats.

“Good enough security isn't good enough anymore. Organizations are compromised daily through the proliferation of advanced malware and the myriad opportunities that malicious actors have to mount cyber attacks,” said Grant Geyer, RSA Vice President of Security Analytics. “RSA provides the market-leading capabilities for next generation visibility to the enterprise and advanced analytics-based contextual understanding through solutions that create the agility needed to manage business risk accordingly. Together with our Managed Security Partners such as DATASHIELD, we're now able to make these innovative capabilities accessible to, and that level of defense achievable for, almost any enterprise."

“With today’s accelerating threat landscape and growing attack surface, industries demand a threat-based monitoring service that helps organizations prioritize risks,” said Praveen Money, DATASHIELD Chief Security Information Officer. “At DATASHIELD, we believe in delivering actionable, intelligence-based monitoring that streamlines the identification and response to these events. Our customers receive actionable alerts of threats, based on a forensic response, which ultimately result in a more efficient use of client resources.”

Cyber threats have become so invasive and damaging and attacks so widespread that legacy perimeter- or signature-based security controls are inadequate. According to the 2013 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 85 percent of compromises took hours or less. In 66 percent of cases, the breach wasn’t discovered for months or more. In 22 percent of cases, it took months to contain the breach. Organizations with limited or immature security capabilities are finding themselves outmatched and in dire need of services that can help fill the gap.

DATASHIELD offers fully managed security and critical incident response services to customers, leveraging RSA’s advanced, intelligence-driven security operations center (SOC) capabilities. Using the customized approach of the DATSHIELD PROTECT services, DATASHIELD makes these capabilities available and accessible to companies of all sizes to help accelerate the detection, investigation, remediation, and management of security incidents and vulnerabilities.

"When RSA chose DATASHIELD as a managed security services partner a year ago, we instantly committed to creating a definition-shifting MSS offering,” said DATASHIELD CEO Michael Malone. “Since then, customers in industries most commonly targeted by nation states, hacktivists and criminals have discovered our value proposition and are lining up to get on board. We look forward to expanding the technologies RSA offers with our DATASHIELD PROTECT service.”

DATSHIELD helps its customers prepare for advanced threats by developing an advanced security operations center (ASOC). DATASHIELD PROTECT delivers advanced threat management in the following key areas:

  •     Comprehensive Visibility: Accounting for all parts and activities of an organization’s infrastructure and giving the security team monitoring tools to track what’s occurring.
  •     Agile Analytics: Analyzing, investigating, and prioritizing potential threats to translate a massive data set into usable information.
  •     Actionable Intelligence: Alerting the organization to the most critical threats and recommending action steps.
  •     Incident Response: Working with the organization to develop a process for containing threats, and in the case of a breach, helping the customer implement that process.

DATASHIELD is a leading provider of customized managed security services for enterprise-level organizations, combining cutting-edge technology with deep industry expertise to build threat-driven security operations. For more information, please visit

DATASHIELD and DATASHIELD PROTECT are either registered trademarks or trademarks of DATASHIELD Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. RSA and EMC are either registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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