When Referentia decided to offer a new line of managed security services, it didn’t want to go it alone. After all, building something from scratch takes far longer than using existing and proven building blocks.
In this case, Referentia looked to AccelOps for help. AccelOps is, as you might imagine, in the operations business. More specifically, the company offers IT operations management that is driven by analytics and aimed at virtualized and cloud-based infrastructure.
Making more news, the Referentia system is claimed to be the first managed security services provider (MSSP) system that is set up using AccelOps and runs on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
Meanwhile Referentia is devoted to cyber security and does much of its work with the U.S. federal government, including the Department of Defense (DoD).
“As the first cross-domain monitoring software that is completely SaaS-enabled, AccelOps allowed Referentia to offer managed security and monitoring services without having to invest in its own data center infrastructure. Instead, Referentia deployed AccelOps in Amazon EC2 with minimal upfront costs,” the partners said.
The Referentia deal was last week. Just today AccelOps announced another pairing, this time with MSP enkompas Technology Solutions. The MSP will use AccelOps as a building block for a new IaaS service that is more manageable thanks to the analytics-based operations capabilities.
“AccelOps gives a deeper analysis, had a higher level of quality and was less expensive compared to other software," said Chris Parry, CEO of enkompas. “It made a lot more sense to choose AccelOps. When comparing to similar solutions, our team's review concluded that AccelOps is the perfect fit for our needs.”
Made for MSPs
AccelOps technology, with its multi-tenancy foundation and role-based controls, was very much built for MSPs and cloud providers. “Based on patented distributed real-time analytics technology, AccelOps automatically analyzes and makes sense of behavior patterns spanning server, storage, network, security, users and applications to rapidly detect and resolve problems,” the company explained.
Referentia is already trotting out a customer that just happens to be in Hawaii, just like the vendor itself. Prince Resorts Hawaii wanted better control and insight into its IT operations and the Referentia/AccelOps combo was just what the doctor ordered for networking monitoring and managed security.
“The impact using Referentia and AccelOps software was immediate,” said Ryan Doi, director of information systems of Prince Resorts Hawaii. “We had better performance and more proactive security.”
Edited by Blaise McNamee