CWSI Named First Irish Managed Security Service Provider to Join the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association!
– The Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) is an ecosystem of independent software vendors and managed security service providers (MSSP)
– CWSI is one of the few Irish MSSPs to become a member of MISA
– CWSI will benefit from access to Microsoft resources and technical teams, and CWSI products and services will be introduced to a dedicated MISA product catalogue
– Customers will enjoy increased capabilities across cloud, data protection, endpoint management and threat defense
Dublin, 16 September 2021 – CWSI, one of Ireland’s most experienced modern workplace security and compliance specialists, is today announcing that it is the first Irish Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP), to become a member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA).
MISA is an ecosystem of independent software vendors and managed security service providers that have integrated their solutions with Microsoft security products to better defend against a world of increasing threats.
Having been nominated by Microsoft to join the programme, CWSI was recognised for its suite of managed security services across Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Cloud App Security, and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.
Membership in MISA offers CWSI the opportunity to enrich its security products, execute its go-to-market strategy, and avail of enhanced integration. In turn, CWSI customers will enjoy increased capabilities across cloud, data protection, endpoint management and threat defense.
As a MISA member, CWSI will benefit from access to Microsoft resources and technical teams, networking opportunities, workshops, marketing services, and increased connections with customers, including on a global scale. CWSI products and services will be introduced to a dedicated MISA product catalogue, accessible by customers and Microsoft employees, which will include a managed security service and a number of consulting engagements to help organisations identify their weaknesses and improve their security posture.
Headquartered in Dublin and with offices in the UK, CWSI provides consulting, managed services, professional services and training to many of Ireland and the UK’s most respected organisations across a wide range of sectors. The company combines unrivalled knowledge and technical expertise with solutions from leading software partners to help clients leverage the power of mobile technologies.
Ronan Murphy, CEO, CWSI: “We are thrilled to become one of the few Irish MSSP members and one of the global members of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association. MISA members are experts from across the cybersecurity world, sharing insights and knowledge to drive higher levels of protection for everyone.
“This is fantastic recognition of all the hard work and dedication of our team. We look forward to working closely with Microsoft and continuing to build on this valued relationship.”
Des Ryan, Director of Solutions and Cybersecurity for Microsoft Ireland: “The Microsoft Intelligent Security Association has grown into a vibrant ecosystem comprised of the most reliable and trusted security software vendors across the globe. Our members, like CWSI, share Microsoft’s commitment to collaboration within the cybersecurity community to improve our customers’ ability to predict, detect, and respond to security threats faster.”
Founded in 2010, CWSI is a leading provider of IT security and compliance solutions that support the modern workplace. From offices in Dublin and Reading, it provides consulting, professional services, and managed services to many of Ireland and the UK’s most respected organisations across a wide range of sectors. CWSI has deep technical expertise in the design, deployment, integration, and management of industry-leading software solutions, and is a five-time Microsoft Gold partner. CWSI helps companies to thrive and stay secure in a mobile world and has enabled hundreds of organisations and thousands of employees to work productively and securely from anywhere, and on any device.
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