Cybersecurity company BlueVoyant has formed a strategic partnership with Bytes Technology Group, one of the UK’s software, security and cloud specialists.
The partnership will see Bytes’ roster of enterprise and public sector clients gain access to BlueVoyant’s cloud-native third-party cyber risk management offering.
BlueVoyant’s solution will be offered as part of Bytes’ comprehensive cybersecurity practice, enabling enterprises to obtain clear oversight of the cyber risks threatening their business via their extended vendor and partner ecosystem.
“Bytes is an excellent partner, in demand by leading businesses in the UK and Ireland, in both the public and private sector, which is focused on maintaining resilient, secure operations,” said Mike Ellis, head of channel, EMEA at BlueVoyant. “This partnership will be highly beneficial to BlueVoyant, quickly enabling us to help more companies address the challenge of third-party cyber risk with the rigour it requires.”
Bytes said strong demand for its security, cloud adoption and remote working solutions drove growth during the first half of 2021 as the reseller saw sales and profits rise. By partnering with BlueVoyant, Bytes said it will offer customers its solution that provides immediate customer value and protection.
For Steve Marshall, group CISO of Bytes, when it comes to security management, third parties always seem to be last on the list for security evaluation, even though they extend the attack surface outside of one’s control and can compromise information or the environment.
“It is usually hard to get reliable information that is not based on a point-in-time assessment in a document, or just an open-source scan of the outside of their environment when what you really need is intelligence-led clarity on the risk that they pose to you,” added Marshall. “I am sure that BlueVoyant will be a valuable addition to our solution portfolio by providing this clarity.”