The partnership will combine Cisco’s comprehensive portfolio of network software, hardware and equipment with Kyndryl’s cyber resilience framework to help customers proactively address and respond to cyber incidents.
Cisco’s open platform named Cisco Security Cloud will allow Kyndryl to integrate multi-vendor solutions and provide a more cohesive and integrated solution, and the companies will be able to help customers quicken their adoption and decrease their time to implementation.
The two partners began their relationship last year where they aimed to help businesses transform their operations by embracing cloud computing services that simplify complex hybrid IT management, whilst also developing new private cloud services, network and edge computing solutions, software defined networking (SDN) solutions and multi-network wide area network (WAN) offerings that are delivered in an environment with advanced security capabilities.
Brian Feeney, VP, global security partner sales at Cisco said: “Our partners play a critical role in helping customers achieve their business objectives and building resilient outcomes.
“Through our partnership with Kyndryl, customers gain more efficient and integrated security solutions to maximize the return on their security investment. Cisco is very excited about the expanded partnership with Kyndryl. This is right in line with our commitment to continue to align with the channel and support partners’ managed services capabilities.”
Michelle Weston, Kyndryl vice president of global offerings for security and resiliency also comments: “As customers consume more cloud-based applications, it’s more important than ever to have the right tools to help them integrate a cyber resilient framework into their IT strategy and business operations.
“Our collaboration with Cisco will enable Kyndryl to support our customers’ zero trust journeys with dynamic and tailored solutions while integrating existing security controls.”