METCLOUD strikes a deal with US-headquartered Cygilant to be the first UK partner in delivering best-of-breed SOCaaS and cyber secure cloud services to SMEs.

METCLOUD and Cygilant have joined forces to help UK businesses gain access to best-of-breed technology and cybersecurity-as-a-service. This new partnership will improve overall security capabilities to METCLOUD clients with the integration of and Qualys.

Through swift threat detection, response and remediation, our SOCaaS provides organisations with a better understanding of their cyber threat landscape and advising on security threats with in-depth knowledge about the business environment, instead of treating each alert in isolation as good or bad.

Why do SMEs need to reinforce their cybersecurity game in 2021?

Last year, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) dealt with three times as many ransomware attacks on top of other cyber incidents that emerged during the pandemic. To put this into perspective, British firms paid the sixth-highest total ransom to cyber attackers which amounted to a total of more than £200 million. 

In April and May 2021 alone, we saw the catastrophic real world implications of ransomware attacks through the Colonial Pipeline hack and cyber assault on the Irish Healthcare System.

While they don’t make headlines, small-medium businesses across the UK are actually most vulnerable to ransomware attacks. These attacks can demolish an enterprise upon successful infiltration. As SMEs make up 99% of the UK economy, it is important to equip businesses with the tools to fend off the devastating impact of the ferocity of ransomware attacks in 2021.

Best-of-breed cybersecurity for small-medium businesses

It is more important than ever for SMEs to have robust and scalable cybersecurity-as-a-service to combat the cyber threats that have emerged in 2021. This collaboration of strengths between METCLOUD and Cygilant makes this possible to fit with sensible resource budgets. 

The cloud-based security monitoring proactively hunts for threats, reports incidents, patches systems and supplies audit artefacts for compliance mandates. On top of having dedicated customer service advisor (CSA) support, Cygilant’s UK-based SOC based in Belfast ensures that subscribers do not need to worry about different time zones during their most urgent incidents.

The best cybersecurity as a service should be designed for your business

The most cyber resilient businesses tend to be the ones that take a comprehensive and proactive approach to their cybersecurity strategies. This partnership delivers a strong fighting chance to small-medium enterprises against cyber attacks through prevention and mediation strategies derived from deep data analysis and a dedicated team of cybersecurity specialists. 

Committed to excellence and innovation, both METCLOUD and Cygilant have been recognised in various industries for their contributions to cybersecurity and cloud computing.

METCLOUD is a multi-award-winning cybersecurity hybrid cloud platform that harnesses sophisticated cyber defence, surveillance, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies. Most recently recognised as the Cybersecurity Firm of the Year by Finance Monthly in the 2021 FinTech Awards, METCLOUD’s cloud computing platform is fully scalable for small-medium enterprises.

Cygilant was awarded the Gold Winner in the Company of the Year | Security Hybrid Category in the 17th Annual 2021 Cyber Security Global Excellence Awards by Globee Awards®.

Better cybersecurity starts with recognising the current threats

As the war against cyber crimes is a collective effort on all fronts, it is important for business leaders to arm themselves with the most up-to-date information about current cyber threats and strategies.

To help businesses understand how they can protect themselves better, METCLOUD and Cygilant will be hosting webinars on 23rd June, 1st July and 7th July

The webinar will provide the following insights:

  • The current state-of-play in cyber threats, statistics and how this affects your business
  • The fundamentals of Security Operations Centre as a Service (SOCaaS) and what to look for in making it work for you
  • Endpoint Detection Response (EDR)
  • Security Event and Incident Management (SEIM) and Security Monitoring

For more information on the webinars and to register, please visit our events page.

Always here to help

If you are ready to increase cybersecurity and amplify your company’s cloud computing experience, it is best to speak with the experts who fully understand how you can scale solutions to your needs.

Alternatively, you can get in touch with a member of the team by contacting us to ask any questions you may have about how to make robust cybersecurity work for your business.