Establishing its roots as one of the strongest IBM partners, Alacrinet is a leading information technology consultancy firm that has carved a niche for itself by providing leading security, professional, and custom solutions to many organizations.
In a recent interview with Brian Bouchard, the president and CEO of Alacrinet, we discuss how their solutions help companies broaden their capabilities with advanced security strategies.
Evolution of the Company as a True Technology Partner
We started out in 2002 as an IBM partner and grew our business as technologies continued to emerge. As the technology industry has evolved, from the early days of website design through personalization, mobile computing, Big Data analytics, the Cloud, and Security, our team has developed their skills to always stay one step ahead.
With on-going training and certifications through IBM, our teams of skilled developers, architects, and security consultants have the experience level and breadth of skills to deliver advanced solutions and solve complex problems.
Overcoming Complexity with IBM’s Integrated Solution
As security pressure continues to grow and challenges keep rising with the increasing number of endpoints and devices, an enterprise is always under threat. Organizations find it tough to manage the complexity of the many solutions that are necessary to meet their security requirements. At Alacrinet, we simplify that complexity by identifying solutions that work well in our customer’s environment. We mainly focus on IBM Security because they provide best-in-class solutions that integrate well and remove the need for so many separate products. As one of IBM’s core strengths, integration is a key differentiator that helps make it easier for customers to manage and maintain a secure environment.
Benefits of IBM Security
We’ve been successful in implementing our solutions for mid and large-sized companies; time and time again, when we deliver the security solutions, our integrators are confident about their work. By providing solutions that are top in their category, we deliver the best for identifying intrusions and remediating problems. As a result, as an IBM Security partner we’ve experienced high levels of customer satisfaction.
As a leading technology consulting firm, we have a vast experience in a multitude of IBM Technologies and strong focus in security
What’s more, our team ensures each solution is properly implemented and tailored to our clients’ environment. Whether it’s a solution we sold or not, we want our customers to have a strong security posture. In some cases, we’ve helped clients better understand their existing solution and better integrate that solution for optimal performance. For example, a recent client came to us for a new SIEM to replace the IBM QRadar that was poorly implemented by their previous vendor. Instead of selling them a new solution, we worked with them to tune their existing solution and address their concerns. This is a win for QRadar, which is a leader in SIEM, and for our client.
Managed Services for On- Going Peace of Mind
There are many solutions needed to create a secure environment, and they need to be tailored to each company and patched on a regular basis. To make this possible, companies partner with somebody that has the ability and expertise to manage various tools that detect and eliminate threats. By understanding our client’s environment and the details of the solutions we implement, we bring the expertise to your team. We also offer Managed Services and Managed Security Services to help our clients stay current and get the most value out of the solutions.
Many customers want a 24 X 7 managed security service, and we have partnered with one of the best MSSP providers, VirtualArmour. We entered this partnership because we have a shared customer-first approach. They excel at cybersecurity through prevention. The majority of our customers are in search of some level of managed services and can rely on VirtualArmour to provide 24x7x365 alerting, management, monitoring, and maintenance from their Denver-based Security Operations Center (SOC).
Customized Solutions for Maximized Efficiency
We’ve been marketing and delivering solutions to diverse markets. As a leading technology consulting firm, we have a vast experience in developing web portals and mobile applications, offering business intelligence solutions, and analytics. We help customers with cloud migration, moving on-premise applications to cloud platforms, such as Amazon AWS, IBM Softlayer, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure, and managing those applications in the cloud.
The Growth of the Organization in the near Future
In the last 12 months we’ve expanded our team as well as our offerings. With increasing demand for cyber security solutions, we offer the leading solutions from top vendors in areas from SIEM and Endpoint Management and Security, through CASB, Network Access Control, and Incident Response. As the demand increases we expanded our business into new territories, enabling us to provide local resources for our clients across the country.
There’s a growing trend toward SaaS-based offerings in the cloud due to the ease of acquisition. Like many companies, IBM has invested in SaaS solutions throughout their portfolio. Our customers can benefit from Alacrinet’s expertise in cloud migration and applications to offer these SaaS-based solutions. We make it easy for customers by informing them of the best options, giving them the tools and information to properly evaluate, and helping them select and implement security solutions. And with our partnership with VirtualArmour to manage their security 24 X 7, they can increase their security posture quite significantly in a very short amount of time.