NEC Establishes Security Operations Center in the US

NEC Establishes Security Operations Center in the US Image Credit: NEC

NEC and Infosec, a specialized security company belonging to the NEC Group, recently announced the establishment of Infosec America as a Security Operations Center (SOC) in Santa Clara, California.

The new company which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Infosec is slated to start its operations in April 2017. NEC's experience in the security field includes the provision of managed security services that capitalize on specialized personnel from both NEC and Infosec in order to provide 24/7 security monitoring and emergency response to cyber incidents.

Until now, these operations have been performed centrally at NEC's Cyber Security Factory in Japan, a core center that supports the introduction and operation of measures against cyberattacks. In order to accommodate an increasing number of customers while maintaining high-quality services, NEC is now establishing a worldwide  round-the-clock operation, "Follow the Sun," where three locations in Japan, Europe, and the Americas will each perform security monitoring during daytime hours by utilizing the time difference between the three time zones.

The creation of this new SOC in the United States follows that of Infosec Austria in Austria in October of last year. NEC and Infosec America also plan to cultivate relationships with locally based corporate partners possessing cutting-edge security technologies and to conduct marketing activities aimed at the provision of solutions integrating cyber and physical security technologies.

Kazuhiko Shiraishi, GM, National Security Solutions Devision, NEC
NEC is devoting resources to the development of Solutions for Society, with a particular focus on strengthening the security field, including cyber security, as a core element of its global growth strategy.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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