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Beeks Group collaborating with BlueVoyant to strengthen 24/7 Security Operations Center

18th Jan 2024

We’re excited about a major leap forward in our security solution with our new and improved 24/7 end-to-end Security Operations Center (SOC)


This exciting collaboration allows our IT team the resources to concentrate on critical security threats and offering financial services and capital markets participants high-level cyber security infrastructure.

Our successful partnership with BlueVoyant, a renowned cybersecurity company specialising in illuminating, validating, and remediating risks, will enhance our operational resilience and security with their award-winning Managed Extended Detection and Response (MXDR).

“Previously, we managed our SOC in-house, where we dealt with a large number of low-value alerts and shouldered substantial operational overhead. The collaboration with BlueVoyant alleviates this burden, allowing our IT team to concentrate on identifying and remediating the most critical cybersecurity threats while reducing data ingestion costs. By selecting BlueVoyant as our cyber security partner, we can leverage the strength of their skilled analysts and engineers, alongside their advanced threat research. In addition, with BlueVoyant’s advanced technology and machine learning play, we can drastically reduce the number of alerts our team are required to respond to, simplifying our technology stack.” says Oscar Neill, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Beeks Group

BlueVoyant’s MXDR solutions have earned accolades from Microsoft, with BlueVoyant named the Microsoft Security MSSP of the Year in 2023 and Microsoft U.S. Security Partner of the Year in 2022 and 2023. Beyond awards, BlueVoyant’s experience in serving clients in the financial services sector and their ability to share relevant actionable intelligence were key factors in Beeks choosing BlueVoyant, strengthening our existing value proposition.

By partnering with BlueVoyant, Beeks is confident in the knowledge that we are maintaining our cyber infrastructure to a secure level, a key differentiator when going through the customer acquisition process with prospects.

Beeks Group CEO, Gordon McArthur, highlighted the strategic importance of this cybersecurity partnership stating “Our shareholders, investors, and customers continuously ask me about cyber resilience — anything less than a secure platform could result in significant losses for our clients. Investing in cyber security is therefore a priority for us as we continue to scale globally at a tremendous rate. Working with BlueVoyant gives reassurance to our clients that we are offering them industry-leading cyber defence while maintaining their infrastructure and digital ecosystems. With our joint financial services pedigree and knowledge, partnering with BlueVoyant was an obvious choice to elevate the level of cyber security that we provide to our customers.”

Holly Steele, BlueVoyant’s Senior Vice President for EMEA, adds “Beeks Group is an industry-leader in offering cloud solutions for the financial sector. We are honoured the Beeks team recognised BlueVoyant’s cyber security excellence and financial services experience, and chose us to strengthen their cyber defence posture. We look forward helping Beeks maximise its Microsoft Security investment, while maintaining full control of their data and platform configuration.”

This strategic collaboration positions Beeks Group to offer an industry-leading security solution in response to impending regulations, including the European Union’s Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) set to be enforced in January 2025. Our cybersecurity partnership with BlueVoyant reflects our proactive approach to enhance our operational resilience.

The collaboration will not only ensure compliance with DORA but also accelerate the maturity of our solutions to meet emerging cybersecurity challenges across our entire technology stack.

Neill emphasises the effectiveness of BlueVoyant’s solutions saying “BlueVoyant was recommended to us by Microsoft, given the maturity of its award-winning solutions, its ability to integrate incident response into our SOC, and its experienced analyst team. BlueVoyant’s solutions were up and running in less than three months, providing us with full visibility into the security of our cloud infrastructure, vastly reducing alert fatigue with our internal team. Finally, its ability to apply new detection login within our SOC on a weekly basis has given us the edge in identifying new threats.”

About Beeks Group:

Beeks is a leading managed cloud computing and analytics provider for Capital Markets and financial services. Our vision is simple: Build. Connect. Analyse. With a growing network of international data centres, Beeks provides end to end outsourcing of compute environments by delivering low-latency compute and analytics, on-demand. Our cloud-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model allows financial organisations the flexibility and agility to deploy and connect to exchanges, trading venues and cloud service providers at a fraction of the cost of building their own networks and infrastructure. ISO 27001 certified, Beeks supports its global customers at scale exclusively within global capital markets and leading financial centres.

About BlueVoyant:

BlueVoyant combines internal and external cyber defence capabilities into an outcomes-based cloud-native cyber security solution by continuously monitoring your network, endpoints, attack surface, and supply chain, as well as the clear, deep, and dark web for threats. The full-spectrum cyber defence products and services illuminates, validates, and quickly remediates threats to protect your enterprise. BlueVoyant leverages both machine-learning-driven automation and human-led expertise to deliver industry-leading cyber security to more than 900 clients across the globe. –   |

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