24 March 2022
iomart Group plc
("iomart", the "Group" or the "Company")
iomart enters new security partnership
iomart will work with cyber security specialists, e2e-assure, to deliver proactive 24/7 security operations centre support
iomart Group plc (AIM: IOM), the cloud computing and managed services company, is pleased to announce a new partnership with e2e-assure, the cyber security specialists.
The agreement combines iomart's cloud infrastructure expertise with an independent, state of the art cyber defences team to provide security operations centre (SOC) and proactive response service to the UK market. The move into the security market has been a longstanding ambition of iomart and was a key part of the growth strategy outlined by the management team in 2021. The move into this space is in line with a recent increase in security services demand, providing the Company with an opportunity to work more closely with existing customers while attracting new ones.
e2e-assure delivers best in class Security Operations Centre (SOC) services with a focus on cyber security, delivered by a team of expert UK Security Cleared Cyber Security Analysts, supported by their Cumulo SOC Platform.
In collaboration with iomart, the combined service will include forward-thinking secure digital environments, active threat-hunting to identify hidden risks before they emerge, and hands-on response to resolve vulnerabilities in real time.
Reece Donovan, Chief Executive Officer of iomart Group plc, commented:
"Expanding our ability to support our customers with state of the art cyber security solutions is something we have been targeting for some time now. We are excited for this partnership to bring even greater value to our customers.
"e2e-assure's customer-focused approach resonates with our own focus on service delivery making them the perfect business for us to work with. Our combined skillsets allow us to give customers full peace of mind that threats are not only identified, but dealt with quickly and effectively by someone who understands their business and their cloud environment. We look forward to working with e2e-assure to help our customers secure their business."
Rob Demain, founder and Chief Executive Officer of e2e-assure, commented:
"From the outset of developing this partnership, the fit between our companies has been obvious. Bringing our services together provides customers that wish to consume cloud services with confidence they are underpinned with our independent expertise in 24/7 security monitoring, detection and response.
"The trust that iomart has built in its customer base as experts in cloud computing is the ideal platform to allow e2e-assure to bring its respected heritage in securing the most complex government organisations to the broader market. We are excited to be releasing this unique approach with iomart to ensure we address the cyber security challenges that every organisation faces today."
For further information:
iomart Group plc
Tel: 0141 931 6400
Reece Donovan, Chief Executive Officer
Scott Cunningham, Chief Financial Officer
Peel Hunt LLP (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)
Tel: 020 7418 8900
Edward Knight, Paul Gillam, James Smith
Investec Bank PLC (Joint Broker)
Tel: 020 7597 4000
Patrick Robb, Virginia Bull, Sebastian Lawrence
Tel: 020 3405 0205
Caroline Forde, Hilary Buchanan, Joe Pederzolli
About iomart Group plc
iomart Group plc (AIM: IOM) is a cloud computing and IT managed services business providing hybrid cloud infrastructure, network connectivity, security and digital workplace capability. Our mission is simple: to make our customers unstoppable by enabling them to connect, secure and scale anywhere, anytime. From our portfolio of data centres we own and operate across the UK to connected sites around the world, our 400-strong team design, deploy and manage the right cloud solutions for our customers.
For further information about the Group, please visit www.iomart.com
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