Managed Security: United Security Providers appoints new Head of its Security Operations Center

On 1 March 2018 Alain Balz took over as the head of United Security Providers' Security Operations Center. In his new role, he and his ten-strong team are responsible for delivering Managed Security Services to over 70 customers at more than 800 sites all around the world.

Alain Balz succeeds Reto Feuz who is taking up a new challenge after more than 10 years at United Security Providers. With over 15 years of experience in operating IT services for SMEs and large enterprises, Alain Balz is fully equipped for his new position.

Strong growth in the managed security sector

Managed security has been the division of United Security Providers showing the strongest growth since 2016. United Security Providers finished 2017 with a growth in excess of 18%, significantly above average market growth in managed security.

Focus: further developing the service offer

“The increasing dependence of many businesses on digitization brings with it growing expectations on the service offer”, says Alain Balz. “We plan launching new services next month, such as Anomaly Detection, which will meet the need for even more transparency in the detection of attacks and allow the best possible response to them.”

The very latest IT security skills

Alongside the evolution of the services, Alain Balz is prioritizing the further development of the Security Operations Team's skills: “Fully up-to-date knowledge, with proven processes, is indispensable for anyone providing services in the cyber security industry”, submits Alain Balz.


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