Beeks follows Microsoft recommendation and taps BlueVoyant for cyber security

Rick Steves

“BlueVoyant was recommended to us by Microsoft, given the maturity of its award-winning solutions, its ability to integrate incident response into our SOC, and its experienced analyst team.”

Beeks Group, the leading cloud computing and analytics provider in global financial markets, has partnered with cyber security company BlueVoyant.

This collaboration entails BlueVoyant delivering its renowned Managed Extended Detection and Response (MXDR) services to enhance operational resilience and security for Beeks Group.

Going from in-house SOC management to BlueVoyant

Beeks Group, which previously managed its Security Operations Centre (SOC) in-house, will now benefit from BlueVoyant’s expertise in operating a 24×7, end-to-end SOC as part of its existing Microsoft technology infrastructure. The decision to partner with BlueVoyant was driven by Beeks’ need to streamline its cyber security operations, reduce operational overhead, and focus on identifying and remediating critical threats.

BlueVoyant’s MXDR solutions, recognized by Microsoft as the Security MSSP of the Year in 2023, will significantly reduce the number of alerts for Beeks’ team to respond to, enhancing the overall efficiency of their cyber security efforts.

The partnership is particularly crucial in the face of impending regulations, such as the European Union’s Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) set to be enforced in January 2025. Beeks aims to proactively address these regulations, ensuring long-term cyber resilience and compliance.

“Investing in cyber security is a priority”

Gordon McArthur, CEO of Beeks Group, said: “Our shareholders, investors, and customers continuously ask me about cyber resilience — anything less than a secure platform could result in significant losses for our clients. Investing in cyber security is therefore a priority for us as we continue to scale globally at a tremendous rate. Working with BlueVoyant gives reassurance to our clients that we are offering them industry-leading cyber defence while maintaining their infrastructure and digital ecosystems. With our joint financial services pedigree and knowledge, partnering with BlueVoyant was an obvious choice to elevate the level of cyber security that we provide to our customers.”

Holly Steele, BlueVoyant’s senior vice president for EMEA added: “Beeks Group is an industry-leader in offering cloud solutions for the financial sector. We are honoured the Beeks team recognised BlueVoyant’s cyber security excellence and financial services experience, and chose us to strengthen their cyber defence posture. We look forward helping Beeks maximise its Microsoft Security investment, while maintaining full control of their data and platform configuration.”

Oscar Neill, chief information security officer (CISO) at Beeks Group, stated: “BlueVoyant was recommended to us by Microsoft, given the maturity of its award-winning solutions, its ability to integrate incident response into our SOC, and its experienced analyst team. BlueVoyant’s solutions were up and running in less than three months, providing us with full visibility into the security of our cloud infrastructure, vastly reducing alert fatigue with our internal team. Finally, its ability to apply new detection login within our SOC on a weekly basis has given us the edge in identifying new threats.”

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