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Kyndryl and Cisco Expand Partnership to Drive Cyber Resilience


Kyndryl is using network software, hardware and equipment from Cisco with its cyber resilience framework to help organizations address and respond to cyber incidents.

Kyndryl is also using the Cisco Security Cloud platform to "integrate multi-vendor solutions and provide a more cohesive and integrated solution," the companies announced.

Kyndryl Is Committed to Helping Its Channel and Support Partners

Cisco supports Kyndryl customers as they move to zero trust IT environments, said Michelle Weston, Kyndryl's vice president of Global Offerings for Security and Resiliency. That enables Kyndryl to deliver efficient and integrated security solutions that organizations can use to get the most value out of their security investments. At the same time, Cisco helps Kyndryl's channel and support partners enhance their managed services capabilities.  

Cisco and Kyndryl co-invest and collaborate on a development process to build scalable offerings, the companies indicated. Kyndryl delivers solutions from Cisco and other partners to help its customers in the areas of application modernization, secure infrastructure with zero trust networking and hybrid work. It also gives its customers the flexibility to use its security and resiliency capabilities through its global network operations centers (NOCs) and security operations centers (SOCs).

Kyndryl Continues to Bolster Its Security Offerings

The expanded Cisco partnership comes after Kyndryl in July 2023 started offering capabilities and services to help organizations "modernize and fortify their security operations," the company said. Now, organizations can use Kyndryl's Security Operations as a platform to utilize artificial intelligence and machine learning to detect and respond to threats.

Previously, Kyndryl in June 2023 launched a Cybersecurity Incident Response and Forensics (CSIRF) service that provides organizations with compliance monitoring and management, threat intelligence and other security capabilities, the company stated. Organizations can use this service to investigate and respond to security incidents with help from Kyndryl's CSIRF experts.

Kyndryl is an IBM spin-off and the world's largest IT infrastructure services provider, that company stated. It supports thousands of organizations globally and has partnerships in place with at least 20 technology providers.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.