Corporations all over the world increasingly realize the essential role that data centers play in their business. With technology being central to day to day operations, this is really not at all surprising. One of the major players in the global data center service sector is NTT Communications. This company is well known all over the world due to the scale of its operations. Services range from telecommunications to IT solutions to management solutions – and more.
In the early part of August, NTT Communications announced that their acquisition of a European company, Secode AB. This company has established a name for itself in northern Europe in particular. Secode AB specializes in the area of managed-security and security-consulting services. It provides these services to financial institutions – both in the public and private sectors – in Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. With this development, Secode AB will continue to offer its services – with a plus.
The resources of NTT Communications will now be behind Secode AB, which has become a totally owned subsidiary. More so, the subsidiary will be able to expand its operations as it will now be absorbed by other NTT-owned centers in other parts of the world, namely, Japan, Germany, Singapore, and the US. Some of the services that will continue to be offered are:
- Intrusion detection
- Intrusion prevention
- Log management
- Vulnerability analysis
- Data-loss prevention
- Managed VPN/firewall
- Mobile security.
With this acquisition, the real winners are the entities that will be benefiting from the combined forces of NTT Communications and Secode AB. The end result? Much better data center security for everyone involved.