March 24, 2015 — Montreal, Canada and Mexico City, Mexico – Hitachi Systems Security, a Canadian-based global IT security service provider, is continuing its strategic global expansion through a newly signed partnership with Grupo SCANDA through their security company Arame. The partnership will establish Hitachi Systems Security Mexico and add a Security Operations Center (SOC) in Mexico City to offer a full range of managed security services to the Mexican market.
Hitachi Systems Security Mexico is jointly owned by Hitachi Systems Security Inc. and Arame, with Hitachi Systems Security being the majority shareholder. The newly formed entity will continue to service Hitachi Systems Security’s customers and partners and add new proximity services to Hitachi Systems Security’s current offering in Mexico. The recently inaugurated Security Operations Center in Mexico City will also address long-term data mobility requirements of some of our customers and any future regulations to that effect, giving Hitachi Systems Security a distinctive advantage in the Mexican marketplace.
The IT security market is rapidly growing in Mexico with increased awareness of the evolution of the global cyber threat landscape. This new level of awareness is putting significant pressure on businesses to safeguard their most valuable assets and customer data in ways that they have not in the past.
“Arame has been one of our most distinguished partners over the past few years, and we couldn’t be more excited as we embark on this new joint venture that builds on our current successes together and speaks volume of the alignment of our two organizations,” said Ray Georges Chehata, president and chief executive officer of Hitachi Systems Security. “By adding a SOC in Mexico City, we are bringing world-class IT security expertise to Mexico, and will be able to more effectively pursue the growing opportunity for IT security and risk management services in Mexico and further improve the quality of our current customer relationships in this region.”
“This new joint venture with Hitachi Systems Security will add to our services’ capability and allow us to deliver the best IT security services to our existing and future customers,” said Luis Adrián Gómez, chief executive officer of Arame. “We share the same passion for great customer service with Hitachi Systems Security, which makes this collaboration a natural fit and an effortless joint venture.”
Since expanding its global reach and delivering its services to a truly international client base, Hitachi Systems Security has built a strong network of business alliances in multiple regions of the world. Through its newly formed joint venture with Arame, Hitachi Systems Security will greatly enhance its ability to serve its customers in Mexico and the Latin American market.
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About Hitachi Systems Security
Founded in 1999, Hitachi Systems Security is a Global IT Security Service Provider who caters to small and medium size businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies in important, highly-regulated industries – such as financial services and government – where the need to process or store considerable quantities of confidential data is paramount. From its four Security Operations Centers (SOCs) in Canada, Mexico and Switzerland, Hitachi Systems Security has accumulated experience guarding the systems of over 250 private and government-owned organizations in over 45 countries around the world.
Hitachi Systems Security’s strategic consulting capabilities and unique 24/7 managed security services allow its clients to concentrate on their core business, safe in the knowledge that they can count on Hitachi Systems Security for their informational asset security needs. Along with its 24/7 information security monitoring including intrusion detection, log aggregation, event correlation and incident response services, the company offers an array of consulting services, including amongst others penetration tests, vulnerability scans, security architecture and configuration review.
Being ISO 9001:2015 certified for its Managed Security Service delivery from its World Headquarters, Hitachi Systems Security is also an accredited member of FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams) and a Certified QSA (Qualified Security Assessor) for Canada, the US, the Caribbean and Latin America from the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).
Founded in 2001, Arame is a Mexican Company part of Grupo SCANDA with more than 20 years experience in the IT market. Arame’s mission is to reduce business risks associated with handling customer information and digital transactions by integrating world-class services and market leading technologies. Arame is one of the leading security integrators in the Mexican market and has over 100 customers.
Arame protects more than 4 million identities for the financial sector, manages and secures over 8,000 endpoints and works with 9 of the top 10 banks in Mexico. Arame’s team has different certifications as technology experts, including endpoint security, firewalls, IPS, log management, eGRC, application security etc. and follows best practices such as PMP, ITIL, CoBit, ethical hacking, etc.