2nd Watch, leading cloud migration and managed cloud services provider, has joined forces with Armor, a global cloud security and compliance software provider. The collaboration aims to offer a Managed Security service designed to help cloud-centric enterprises navigate the evolving cybersecurity threat landscape.

The collaboration is executed to shift responsibility for IT infrastructure and application monitoring, issue resolution, and threat analysis from an enterprise’s IT team to 2nd Watch’s managed cloud security practice.

In May 2020, IDC’s study found that global spending on digital transformation technologies, such as cloud software, would increase to USD 1.3 trillion by over 10% in 2020. A study released by Deloitte in 2019, meanwhile, found that the use of cloud computing continually exposes businesses to devastating cyberattacks.

Cloud-centric companies are outsourcing security management to third parties to mitigate their risks. With an established strategy focused on cloud best practices, 2nd Watch has years of experience protecting global brands’ public and private workloads.

The new service extension leverages the Armor Anywhere platform. This includes 24x7x365 vSOC monitoring that protects against the latest vulnerabilities; consumption-based pricing; rapid incident remediation protection across AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure; supported log ingestion from 200 third-party sources; industry-leading malware protection; and a single point of contact for security management through 2nd Watch.

“2nd Watch offers the industry’s most comprehensive suite of security solutions for DevOps teams, CISOs and Security Architects to combat threats from both outside and inside your network,” said Chris Garvey, EVP of Product at 2nd Watch. “Our multi-cloud Managed Security service goes beyond best practice recommendations and guidance to include implementation, deployment and full management of security devices along with remediation of identified security issues.”

“Every enterprise should make it a priority to integrate security and compliance protections into their cloud infrastructure so as to guard against both intentional and accidental risks,” said Josh Bosquez, Armor Chief Technology Officer. “Armor Anywhere’s robust workload protection and compliance capabilities, combined with 2nd Watch’s extensive managed cloud services, helps organizations do just that: detect, respond and resolve accidental and intentional threats.”