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February 24, 2016

HP Opening New Security Operations Centre

Canadian Facility Will Provide Protection From Cybercrime Attacks

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A new, state-of-the-art facility in Canada is providing cutting-edge protection against cybercrime attacks.

HP-Printer-LogoOpened in Mississauga, Ontario, HP’s new Security Operations Centre is meant to provide security management services to help clients improve their information security, reduce risk and alleviate the burden on internal resources. The facility meets federal government security requirements and will be staffed 365 days a year, 24-hours-a-day by professionals with extensive knowledge of local regulatory requirements.

The facility is needed in today’s age of increasing cyber attacks and security needs, the company explained.

“With limited IT resources already under pressure to deliver new business solutions such as cloud and mobility, enterprises are struggling to defend themselves against increasingly organized and highly motivated cybercriminals,” Bruce Pearce, HP Canada’s vice president and general manager of Enterprise Services, stated in a company release.

“The HP Canadian Security Operations Centre will give clients access to cutting edge security technology, expert staff and the most up-to-date information on vulnerabilities, to help monitor threat activity and respond quickly to minimize disruption to the business and free up in-house IT resources to drive innovation.”

HP noted the use of firewalls to protect internal access and enterprise networks is still a critical element of corporate security. The Canadian SOC will enable clients to use state-of-the-art managed firewall technology while adding the bonus of the staff on-hand at the facility. With HP Security Threat Intelligence, SOC analysts are continuously updated with the latest information on new security vulnerabilities to provide insight into the most critical threats facing organizations.


W. Brice McVicar is a staff writer for SiteProNews.