Optiv Security, a security solutions integrator delivering end-to-end cybersecurity solutions across the globe, announced the opening of its new Dallas Innovation and Fusion Center, a state-of-the-art, more than 14,000-square-foot facility located in the HALL Park complex in Frisco, Texas.
The Center brings together a diverse team of cybersecurity experts – cyber digital and risk professionals, threat and innovation experts and others – working together with clients and industry partners to develop integrated, tailored and proactive cybersecurity solutions that address the speed of business change.
Optiv’s investment in its new Innovation and Fusion Center doubles the company’s footprint in North Texas, and underscores Optiv’s commitment to helping global clients achieve success by optimizing, integrating, and operationalizing cybersecurity.
“The world continues to change and evolve at an accelerating pace, but the industry’s approach to cybersecurity has largely remained the same – a reactive approach where businesses respond to new external influences or requirements from the outside-in,” said Dan Burns, Optiv’s chief executive officer.
“Our Dallas Innovation and Fusion Center accelerates our ability to provide businesses with a new approach that acknowledges and leverages the invention delivered by technology vendors, and then integrates and innovates how technology works together.
“Further enhanced with the innovation Optiv is developing, we are transforming the cybersecurity delivery and consumption model. This allows Optiv to reduce complexity and remove the symptoms that are roadblocks to business innovation.
“We are pleased to expand our capabilities in North Texas to better serve our clients and are looking forward to continuing our strategic investment in the region.”
Optiv’s new location features a state-of-the-art Advanced Fusion Center (AFC), an upgrade of the outdated security operations center (SOC) model. The AFC uses data analytics, machine learning, robotics, intelligence and automation capabilities – backed by skilled global cybersecurity experts.
The AFC provides the foundation to deliver completely customizable solutions for each client based on the specific organization’s risk tolerance, business model, compliance requirements, and current technology investments.
“Optiv’s focus for the Center will be used to test, evaluate, and deliver new global cybersecurity solutions like our new Cyber-as-a-Service (CaaS) offerings, it will also provide a global delivery center to grow cybersecurity talent and to provide integrated and innovative design services through workshops where Optiv global services experts work hand-in-hand with clients to design and build real-time custom solutions that address specific business problems and concerns,” said Chad Holmes, Optiv’s chief services and operations officer.
Holmes continued, “Optiv has also incorporated many of these innovations into our new Advanced Fusion Center and will continue to evolve our capabilities across all centers around the world.
“We are excited to empower locally based organizations and global clients with the ability to leverage the latest technology advances, giving them new choices relating to how they would like to consume cybersecurity services, and greater flexibility to manage their appropriate level of risk.”