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HP opens Security Operations Centre in Canada

March 26, 2015  

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HP today announced a new Security Operations Centre (SOC) located in Mississauga, Ont., which it said will provide Canadian enterprises day-to-day security management and threat detection services as well as protection against growing cybercrime attacks.

The centre, designed to meet federal government security requirements, will be operational and staffed 24/7, 365 days a year.

“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,” said Bruce Pearce, vice president and general manager of enterprise services with HP Canada.

Access to qualified security teams and capabilities is increasingly important according to HP’s State of Security Operations 2015 report, which found that while the number of successful attacks per company has increased by 144% in the last four years, one in five SOCs globally fail to meet minimum security threat detection and response capabilities. Additionally, 87% of SOCs do not provide the recommended maturity and capability levels1.

HP said the clients of the new facility will be able to leverage its global network of SOC facilities and the HP Managed Security Services portfolio to “prepare, mitigate, restore and repair in the event of an attack.”

For smaller enterprises in Canada, who typically incur a higher per capita cost than larger organizations as a result of a security breach, the new facility will make it possible to address long-term data protection and reduce the impact of cybercrime, the company added.

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