Acquisition expands and enhances Cisco's security services portfolio.
On September 30, 2015, Cisco completed the acquisition of Portcullis, a privately-held UK consultancy company providing cybersecurity services to enterprise clients and the government sector. Portcullis delivers a comprehensive portfolio of security services including web application assessments, network penetration testing, and incident response.
With the acquisition of Portcullis, Cisco is able to provide broader global support across the security services portfolio, setting us apart from competitors and improving our ability to act as a strategic advisor to our clients.
Portcullis has a long history of providing security consulting services in Europe, with an extensive customer network, and a respected reputation for penetration testing of web applications and infrastructure. With this acquisition, they will also bring to Cisco a strong pool of talent and key UK security certifications.
Portcullis' security expertise, research agenda, and strong customer relationships in Europe will integrate with the existing Cisco Advisory Services portfolio, enabling Cisco to accelerate growth of its security services business, and more quickly expand security consulting services outside the US. The acquisition of Portcullis will expand our geographical footprint in Europe and complement the talent and skills we acquired through the Neohapsis acquisition in January 2015.
Cisco provides a robust portfolio of security, risk and compliance services and delivers comprehensive solutions to help clients securely protect and grow their business. We help our clients overcome operational and technical security challenges, anticipate and respond to new threats, and drive new business.
If you are an existing customer or partner of Portcullis and have questions about your product or service, please continue to contact your existing Portcullis sales representative until told otherwise.
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Cisco Customers: If you are an existing customer or partner of Cisco and have questions about your product or services, please continue to contact your existing Cisco sales representative. If you are a new customer and would like more information on Cisco Security Advisory Services please contact us.
Portcullis customers should continue to work with Portcullis contacts on current and planned professional services engagements. Cisco will notify you in advance of any changes.
Cisco customers should continue to work with Cisco contacts for non-Portcullis services and for technical support on Cisco products. For more information about technical support and regional Technical Assistance Center telephone numbers, refer to Cisco Worldwide Support Contacts.
This acquisition supports Cisco's GTM security strategy. Existing Cisco partners will continue to have the flexibility of offering their own services and/or the opportunity to complement their portfolio by reselling from the portfolio of Cisco Security Solutions.
By promoting Cisco Security Advisory Services with our customers, we expect to increase demand for these types of services, which will benefit both Cisco and its partners. Portcullis' security advisory expertise, advanced research, and security tools and methodology, expand and accelerate Cisco's Security Solutions and support our strategy to deliver intelligent cybersecurity for the real world.
By offering Portcullis' services, partners will be able to: