CompuCom Launches Real-Time Threat Management Solution Via Cloud, With Intel's Help


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CompuCom is expanding its managed security services through a new partnership with Intel that will allow the $1.9 billion systems integrator to deliver McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) as a fully cloud-hosted and delivered security information and event management (SIEM) service.

CompuCom, based in Dallas, will deploy McAfee ESM as its SIEM service via its custom delivery platform, which the company built on Intel's McAfee ePo Deep Command security offering.

The new offering is CompuCom's first security solution that provides real-time threat management, and according to Richard Steranka, Intel Security's head of global channel operations, building on Compucom's more traditional, network management offerings.

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"It is really sort of a new service that we are offering here. We are pivoting off of the traditional network management services that [CompuCom] has been doing and moving more into proactive, real-time threat management," he said, "As [Compucom] begins to get more into security, it begins to move away from managing devices and managing logs to actually doing threat management as threats are reported, and not just reporting on it, but actually working on corrections after the detections occur. "

The technology allows CompuCom to provide real-time threat management on servers and desktops, either virtual or physical, and either on premise or in the cloud.

And because the service is delivered and hosted in the cloud, it will enable the company to provide what was once an expensive on premise-only service to a larger number of mid-sized and SMB clients, according to Steranka.

"Ultimately it's about ... moving towards being proactive," George Karidis, executive vice president and president of CompuCom’s Cloud Technology Services, told CRN. "We are looking for the best solution always and we believe that it is the right solution for our client base. … This is going to be big for us and our clients."

However, according to Steranka, the solution is only part of a fully integrated security management platform that the two companies are beginning to build together.

"This is really the first phase of a plan that we have to deliver a highly scalable threat analysis and threat management platform for them," he said.


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