CASSIDIAN and NEXThink sign strategic cooperation agreement on cyber security

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Through this agreement the two firms are combining their expertise and their human, technical and logistical resources to provide unique end-to-end service offerings, especially as regards technology for computer crime prevention, risk management and the setting up of network and security operations centres (NOC and SOC).

By integrating the other company’s innovative solutions in its cyber security packages, Cassidian enables NEXThink to forge ahead with its expansion on the international defence and security markets. NEXThink brings Cassidian genuine expertise on the steering of governance, risk handling, and information and communication system performance. Specifically, the NEXThink V3 solution provides instant visibility and documents the activities and habitual practices at all workstations, thus facilitating the secure, optimised management of those workstations – which is a prerequisite for reducing incidents and the cost of ownership, enhancing user experience and ensuring that the workstations remain secure and operational.

“First and foremost, this agreement stems from the discovery that our NOC/SOC products and the technologies of NEXThink are able to complement one another in technical terms. This integration enables us to respond efficiently to the challenges of protection against cyber attacks. In addition to technical cooperation, the agreement with NEXThink allows us to re-examine our research concepts and our innovative product offerings internally and to move into new markets,” declares Denis Gardin, Head of Cassidian Cyber Security Solutions.

Founded in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2004, NEXThink has become the leading desktop monitoring company with its NEXThink V3 solution, winner of numerous international awards, which permits real-time collection, modelling and analysis of all actions taken and connections made with the company networks and servers from individual workstations. With more than 500,000 licences sold, NEXThink has established a presence with over 80 major customers including the whole of the French Ministry of Defence and other large institutional accounts.

“The signing of this partnership is the culmination of two years’ work and joint efforts to create a unique modular offering. In placing real-time behavioural analysis of workstations at the core of Cassidian surveillance systems and managed service offerings, NEXThink makes it possible, among other things, to validate the efficiency of all perimeter and local protection measures and to

fine-tune security policies,” states Philippe de La Gardette, managing director of NEXThink France. “It is a great honour for NEXThink to be able to rely on Cassidian as a customer and a strategic partner from now on.)”