Global Consultancy Grant Thornton Partners With Infocyte For Fast, Flexible Incident Response and Streamlined Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Services
Infocyte’s Incident Response Platform Enables Grant Thornton to Speed Delivery of Incident Response and MDR Services Across Complex AWS Cloud Environments.
AUSTIN, TEXAS, JULY 18, 2019 — Infocyte, a pioneer in proactive threat and vulnerability detection and incident response (IR), today announced a strategic partnership with Grant Thornton UK LLP. The partnership enables Grant Thornton to detect and respond to security incidents faster, without requiring additional technical resources such as security analysts and incident responders, across dynamic Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environments.
“We deployed Infocyte into multiple customer environments and found the speed, ease of use and effectiveness of Infocyte HUNT far exceeds competing solutions in the IR space,” commented Jim Priddin, Head of Incident Response and Cyber Investigations for Grant Thornton UK LLP.
Grant Thornton UK LLP is one of the world’s leading independent assurance, tax and advisory firms, offering comprehensive managed cyber security solutions to its clients. After an extensive evaluation, Grant Thornton UK LLP selected Infocyte’s solution as their platform for incident response. With annual revenues in excess of $1.7 billion, Grant Thornton operates over 700 offices across the globe and provides services within almost every industry.
“We have also deployed Infocyte HUNT’s AWS module during urgent response scenarios and found the API-driven inspection process to be extremely powerful and unique, giving us great visibility and insight without impacting production workloads,” added Priddin.
In addition to using Infocyte as their preferred IR platform, Grant Thornton UK LLP will use Infocyte HUNT as one of their primary MDR platforms, providing cost-effective managed detection and response services and helping customers strengthen their cyber risk profile.
“We are thrilled to partner with Grant Thornton as a leading Incident Response and MDR partner, arming thousands of Grant Thornton’s cyber consultants with Infocyte’s SaaS platform and providing customers around the world with superior IR and MDR capabilities to reduce cyber risk,” said Curtis Hutcheson, Infocyte’s CEO.
Infocyte and Grant Thornton have already planned the implementation of new features and functionality, expanding the partnership and bringing additional detection and response capabilities and added integrations to customers and partners of both organizations.
About Grant Thornton UK LLP
Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. These firms help dynamic organisations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, forward-thinking advice. Proactive teams, led by approachable partners in these firms, use insights, experience and instinct to understand complex issues for privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients and help them to find solutions. More than 38,500 Grant Thornton people, across over 120 countries, are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work. The UK Grant Thornton member firm provides services to over 40,000 privately held businesses, public interest entities and individuals. It is led by more than 185 partners and employs more than 4,600 of the profession’s brightest minds.
Infocyte is a recognized leader in proactive threat detection and on-demand incident response. The world’s leading security and incident response firms (Check Point, PwC and more) use Infocyte’s platform to proactively detect and respond to vulnerabilities and threats hiding within their customers’ endpoints, data centers and cloud environments. Enterprises with a security operations center (SOC) leverage Infocyte’s platform to maintain compliance, reduce risk and optimize security operations. Small and mid-market organizations with an understaffed security team and fewer technical resources leverage Infocyte as a managed service, delivered through one of our partners, providing enterprise-level detection and response services to the mid-market. For partners, Infocyte represents the fastest path for delivering cost-effective and flexible consulting services and ongoing Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services to their customers via our easy-to-use cloud platform. Infocyte was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.