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Optiv Opens Cybersecurity-as-a-Service

Optiv Security, a Top 100 MSSP, said it has modernized how it delivers cybersecurity solutions and how organizations can consume its products and services.

The cybersecurity solutions integrator, which offers a variety of services including application security, incident response, identity access management and compliance, has rolled out new services and business units framed on reinvented consumption and outcome-based consulting services and solutions. The idea is to simplify what Optiv contends has become an unnecessarily complex and inefficiently constructed cybersecurity world.

Here’s what’s new...

Global Services and Operations Organization. A redesigned services approach centered on client-focused outcomes and is delivering global capabilities. New services include business lines for Advisory, Integration & Innovation, and CyberOperations.

Cyber-as-a-Service (CaaS) Platform. Enables Optiv to deliver complex and integrated solutions with an innovative integrated technology stack focused on client outcomes. CaaS offerings can be consumed alone, or combined with Optiv’s advisory, integration or managed services to harden security fundamentals across:

  • Risk management and compliance, including resilience and assurance.
  • Cyber digital transformation, including cloud, orchestration, automation and big data.
  • Threat management, including protection, detection and response.
  • Identity and data management.

Global Services Demand (GSD) Organization. A coordinated partner and teaming delivery model. The new engagement model gives clients access to Optiv’s 1,300 cybersecurity delivery practitioners who also serve as global coordinating partners for the MSSP’s clients.

Optiv Explains Expanded Offerings

Cybersecurity hasn’t evolved from the same action and response formula, said Chad Holmes, Optiv chief services and operations officer. The world has changed but the approach to cybersecurity has not, he said.

“Industries are being completely reinvented – through digital transformation, cloud and data models, artificial intelligence, globalization and much more – while cybersecurity gaps expand as symptoms of a historical approach to a new and different business model,” Holmes said. “Our new cyber-as-a-service consumption model, which we are launching based on client feedback and to meet growing market demand, strongly complements our traditional services model. It enables clients to have a choice in their cybersecurity consumption model, and thereby transform their organizational cybersecurity approach, while benefiting from the same cloud economics that have been used to transform entire industries.”

Cloud Threat Monitoring, Compliance as a Service

In a follow-up move, Optiv also announced  Cloud Threat Monitoring and Compliance as-a-Service, the newest options in the CaaS portfolio. The offerings can be consumed alone or combined with Optiv’s advisory or integration services, and provide clients with:

  • Continuous 24/7 adaptive risk analysis of multi-cloud environments to help organizations create more dynamic and stronger security postures.
  • The ability to identify configuration drift to enable them to maintain a more secure and hardened cloud environment.
  • Simplified deployment, integration, management and operation of monitoring platforms to help clients quickly achieve business outcomes and value.
  • The ability to identify and manage vulnerabilities in near real-time, even as cloud services multiply and change at a rapid pace.

While Optiv typically services midmarket and enterprise customers, smaller firms like Compliancy Group have assisted MSPs with compliance as a service offerings.

D. Howard Kass

D. Howard Kass is a contributing editor to MSSP Alert. He brings a career in journalism and market research to the role. He has served as CRN News Editor, Dataquest Channel Analyst, and West Coast Senior Contributing Editor at Channelnomics. As the CEO of The Viewpoint Group, he led groundbreaking market research.