Telefónica Tech and CyberArk deliver Identity Security Managed Service

MSP expands cybersecurity offerings with new identity-driven solutions from CyberArk

Posted 7 October 2021 by Christine Horton

Managed service provider (MSP) Telefónica Tech and CyberArk are teaming up to deliver a new Identity Security managed service.

As part of the agreement, Telefónica B2B customers as well as Telefónica telecoms operators will have access to a new set of cybersecurity offerings, built on the CyberArk Identity Security Platform.

Telefónica Tech will offer the CyberArk platform as a managed service to customers – from large enterprises to SMBs – in multiple countries including Brazil, Germany, Spain, the UK and US.

CyberArk points out that organisations are deploying increasingly complex enterprise networks in order to enable remote work and accelerate digital transformation. As a result, traditional perimeter-based approaches to security are no longer sufficient – there are simply too many critical credentials, secrets and identities to manage. Cybercriminals are regularly able to exploit gaps in network perimeters and negatively impact businesses by compromising both user and machine identities. 

CyberArk Identity Security Platform

Centered on privileged access management, the CyberArk Identity Security Platform delivers a “security-first” approach to authentication, authorisation, access and audit, helping to ensure “protection at every step in the Identity Security lifecycle with a frictionless user experience.”

“Organisations are struggling to adapt their corporate security in the post-pandemic scenario,” said Alberto Sempere, Cybersecurity Product & Services director, Telefónica Tech.

“Telefónica Tech is building out its Identity Security offering with CyberArk as its foundation, making the entire CyberArk Identity Security Platform available as a managed services provision to Telefónica Tech customers around the world.”

“User credentials and machine secrets have become the vector of choice for attackers as they seek to compromise privileged data and assets at organisations across all verticals,” said Chris Moore, VP, global channels, CyberArk.

“Telefónica Tech is a leading global managed service provider, and we are delighted to partner with them as an integral part of its managed cyber services portfolio. Customers will benefit from a proactive Identity Security-centered approach to mitigating cyber risk.”

The relationship further expands CyberArk’s footprint in Europe and Latin America.