Telefónica's cybersecurity company, ElevenPaths, announced on Tuesday that it has achieved Amazon Web Services Security Competency status.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) founded its competency program to help customers work with its AWS Partner Network (APN) Consulting and Technology Partners to bring industry experience and expertise to the table in order to work with enterprises. By garnering AWS' competency status, ElevenPaths has demonstrated a strong overall AWS practice and expertise to help customers achieve their cloud security goals.
AWS Security Competency Partners have demonstrated success in building products and solutions on AWS to support customers in multiple areas, including: infrastructure security, policy management, identity management, security monitoring, vulnerability management, and data protection.
Achieving the AWS Security Competency differentiates ElevenPaths as an AWS APN member that provides specialized consulting services designed to help enterprises adopt, develop and deploy complex security projects on AWS. To receive the designation, APN Partners must possess AWS expertise and deliver solutions seamlessly on AWS.
Telefónica bundles AWS in its portfolio of cloud services for the business-to-business market and has teams of trained and certified AWS specialists in AWS. It has created two cloud centers of excellence in Spain and Brazil that provide professional and managed services to help customers on their path to adopt the public cloud.
Over the course of the past year, dozens of Telefónica professionals have been trained in Spain, Brazil and various Latin America countries on AWS' cloud technologies.
“We are very proud to be recognized by AWS," said ElevenPaths' Alberto Sempere, director of product, in a statement. "It proves that we are going in the right direction and encourages us to continue working to help our customers enhance their cloud security posture and therefore reduce their risk exposure in their digital transformation.
“Our cloud security experts are fully skilled to design, deploy and manage AWS innovative cloud-native security features, helping our customers to move securely critical workloads to the public cloud, while keeping compliance and governance.”
Telefónica has been getting its cloud ducks in a row this year. Last month, ElevenPaths announced it was collaborating with Google Cloud's cybersecurity company, Chronicle, to develop managed security services for enterprise customers across Europe and Latin America. The new agreement was designed to improve the managed security offering that ElevenPaths is providing to its customers. The two companies are working towards integrating Chronicle's security analytics capabilities into ElevenPaths' managed security offerings.
With evolving security threats, enterprises are often short-handed when it comes to recruiting trained security professionals, which has led to more organizations moving towards the managed service model for security operations.
Managed security service providers (MSSPs) and managed detection and response (MDRs) companies can often deliver more robust threat monitoring and responses than internal efforts by IT staffs.
As an MSSP, ElevenPaths provides both MSSP and MDR services to its corporate clients, and has professional services teams available to help customers implement their security postures.
Earlier this year, AWS rival Microsoft announced it would open a new data center region in Spain. In addition to leveraging Microsoft's data center in Spain, Telefónica will lean on Microsoft to accelerate its internal digital transformation by picking Microsoft as its "strategic" cloud partner.
On the flip side, Microsoft will use Telefónica's infrastructure to deliver low latency, security and assured bandwidth services to mutual customers for new use cases around Industry 4.0, 5G and edge computing.