Press Release

Palo Alto Networks will provide Vodafone Ireland customers with proactive 24/7 security operations centre (SOC) service with threat analysis and intelligence to Irish businesses

Palo Alto Networks has announced Vodafone Ireland as its first managed security service provider (MSSP) in the country. Vodafone Ireland customers will be given unprecedented visibility and control of the network, whilst removing barriers to new and differentiated security offerings that protect against a variety of threats.

Regina Moran, Vodafone Ireland Business Director, comments: “Vodafone is committed to providing world-class security, and we have a proven record for delivering trusted, mission-critical services to a wide range of customers. Widespread connectivity and higher speeds through 5G mean businesses and their workforces will enjoy increased mobility, with more devices requiring enhanced security. Alongside Palo Alto Networks, we have developed an embedded security culture with cybersecurity at the heart of our network, products and services. This offering allows us to continue enabling Irish businesses to increase their mobility in a secure way.”

Paul Donegan, country manager for Ireland at Palo Alto Networks, also comments: “We are delighted to welcome Vodafone as our inaugural MSSP in Ireland. This investment in people will help plug the gap in the current skills shortage in the cybersecurity industry, giving them further reach and the ability to protect an even wider customer base. It is encouraging to see organisations turning to managed security service providers to secure their assets, creating agile and differentiated services to further protect their customer networks. We welcome these best-of-breed partnerships and look forward to growing this relationship into the future.”

MSSP partnerships are more necessary than ever, helping businesses prevent cyberattacks and develop strong cybersecurity offerings for themselves and their own customers. Outsourcing cybersecurity assures MSSPs that they can keep pace with the complexities involved with a rapidly evolving threat landscape. It also provides access to skilled security personnel, whilst helping to manage costs by consolidating provisioning, management, policy enforcement and training.

By taking advantage of the Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform®, MSSPs can:
– Reach new markets with profitable, agile and differentiated services for various industries, organisational sizes and security requirements.
– Accelerate demand for next-generation security services by providing customers with granular visibility into their applications, users and content.
– Remove barriers to service expansion with a flexible, software-defined platform for gateway, data centre and cloud security services.
– Reduce the burden on security operations centres, or SOCs, by automating the threat response for known and new threats as well as providing them with greater visibility into threats that affect their customers.