Basefarm and mnemonic sign agreement

24-03-2015

Oslo, 24th March, 2015 – Basefarm and mnemonic, Scandinavia's largest supplier of IT and information security, sign an agreement. The agreement, which means that Basefarm is expanding its security offerings with mnemonic, will give customers even better protection, with minimal capital costs.

The new solutions became available for Basefarm customers from January 2015.

“Hosting and data security are central to everything we do and it is business critical to our customers. We are experts in application management and hosting of complex IT-solutions, and see that our customers are increasingly demanding special security solutions that are integrated with their hosting environment. mnemonic’s solutions complement our security expertise and existing services, and is a natural extension of our service portfolio. The solutions are obviously designed so that no data leaves the country, if this is important to the customer”, says Tom Andersen at Basefarm.

Better tracking

As the amount of data grows, good traceability becomes increasingly important. Logs must be centralized for more efficient troubleshooting and monitoring. Similarly, security logs needs to be collected to detect illegal/unwanted activity in IT-systems through monitoring, correlation and analysis. The cooperation with mnemonic gives Basefarm customers better traceability and enhanced security.

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is the generic term for systems that address this need. Not having SIEM today is comparable to the lack of a burglary alarm on your premise, as a digital attacker can easily escape detection in networks and systems without alarms and security.

Many companies have separate agreements with both an operational service provider and a so-called SIEM supplier. Through the cooperation with mnemonic Basefarm can offer SIEM as a service.

“We are very excited to offer our customers access to SIEM and SOC from mnemonic. This complements and strengthens Basefarm’s 24/7/365 security offerings and proactive security consultancy”, says Tom Andersen at Basefarm.

We cooperate with the best

Basefarm has a close cooperation with its partners, which include a number of the world's leading technology companies.

“We are committed to work with the best and find partners who, together with us, create value for our customers. mnemonic fits in this partner strategy with its solid expertise and security solutions of the highest class. It is of course also an advantage that they with their local affiliation has a good understanding of our local markets”, says Tom Andersen at Basefarm.

Comprehensive protection and insights

The cooperation with mnemonic will initially deliver services for intrusion detection (network) and log analysis. mnemonic has extensive experience in this area, working with an international network of experts to identify possible threats.

“We hope to add significant value to Basefarm customers by preventing, detecting and stopping potential threats. In close cooperation with Basefarm we will offer highly integrated solutions for mission critical areas for customers. We are very pleased to enter into this partnership with such a dedicated and professional hosting provider as Basefarm is”, says Jørn-Tore Hov, Chairman of mnemonic.

 

About Basefarm

Basefarm is the leading hosting provider for mission critical business applications. Basefarm provides advanced technology solutions, high-end cloud services, application management, and colocation from its six datacenters in Europe to ensure that mission critical solutions are always available. Basefarm was founded in 2000 and with its 360+staff it hosts more than 35.000 services reaching over 40 million end users in 23 countries.

About mnemonic

mnemonic AS is one of the largest providers of IT information security services in northern Europe. It supplies products and services to some of the leading private and public sector enterprises. mnemonic has 130 specialist staff in our offices in Oslo, Sandnes and Stockholm. Its Argus Threat Intelligence service is acknowledged by Europol as a high quality service.