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NEC opens Austria security center

NEC Corporation and Infosec Corporation has established InfoSec Austria GmbH as a security operations center in Vienna, Austria.

NEC’s experience in the security field includes the provision of managed security services that capitalize on specialized personnel from both NEC and Infosec in order to provide 24/7 security monitoring and emergency response to cyber incidents. Until recently, these operations have been performed centrally at NEC’s Cyber Security Factory in Japan, a core facility that supports the introduction and operation of measures against cyber attacks.

To cater to an increasing number of customers while maintaining high quality services, NEC has established a worldwide, 24/7 operation, “Follow the Sun,” where three locations in Japan, Europe, and the Americas will each perform security monitoring during daytime hours by utilizing the time difference between the three time zones. The establishment of the SOC in Austria is part of this initiative, and NEC plans to build an additional SOC in the Americas in the future.

NEC and Infosec Austria GmbH also plan to develop local partner companies and conduct marketing activities, with the aim of providing managed security services in Europe and expanding the sale of NEC’s security products.

“NEC is devoting resources to the development of social solutions, with a particular focus on strengthening the security field, including cyber security, as a core element of its global growth strategy,” said Kazuhiko Shiraishi, general manager, National Security Solutions Division, NEC Corporation. “Going forward, NEC will continue contributing to the realization of a safe, secure and affluent society by providing products and services that help strengthen security.”

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