Accenture on Thursday announced its cyber center in Bangalore, India — enabling clients to address their cybersecurity challenges, As-a-Service.
Bill Phelps, managing director and Security lead, Accenture Operations, said: “The new center will be a hub for collaborative innovation – melding the brainpower of our clients’ teams, Accenture’s security and industry specialists as well as university and ecosystem alliance partners.”
Accenture is also launching its new Cyber Defense Platform, a cloud-based security platform that integrates key elements to industrialize and scale a 24/7 managed security capability. The Accenture Cyber Defense Platform utilizes Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Enterprise Security (ES) to deliver threat detection, correlation, search and incident management capabilities.
Freeport-McMoRan, a natural resources company, is using the Platform and the Bangalore cyber center team, to secure its hybrid cloud enterprise As-a-Service. Freeport-McMoRan’s new security architecture is being deployed through the Accenture Cloud Platform to create a multi-cloud management environment with cost-analytics features to manage cloud usage and spending.
The cyber center is the largest cybersecurity facility in the Accenture Global Delivery Network, which includes more than 50 facilities. Accenture has grown its security presence in India for nearly five years. Accenture employs more than 3,400 security specialists worldwide and has a global footprint of cyber centers in Manila and Prague.
Christina Richmond, program director, security services for IDC, said: “Accenture’s cyber center helps clients take advantage of Accenture’s latest innovative cloud-based, As-a-Service and analytics-driven solutions that can be rapidly deployed, so they can deeply embed security into the fabric of their businesses.”
Accenture’s cyber services cover strategy, transformation, managed security services, automated threat intelligence, monitoring, advanced analytics and real-world adversary simulations, as well as incident response and remediation.