Rackspace Extends Managed Security to Google Cloud Platform

A Rackspace cybersecurity analyst working inside our 24x7x365 Customer Security Operations Center.

SAN ANTONIO – March 21, 2018 – Rackspace® announced today that Managed Security and Compliance Assistance for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is now available for preview to new and existing customers that use Rackspace Managed Services for GCP. Companies using GCP can now benefit from the additional security capabilities provided by Rackspace Managed Security (RMS) to deliver enhanced breach detection and remediation, helping minimize the time cyber criminals spend in an environment and limit overall impact to the business.

With Rackspace Managed Security and Compliance Assistance for GCP, Rackspace is now a leading managed security services provider that offers services on all of the major public cloud platforms. In IDC’s 2017 CloudView Survey of over 6,000 enterprise respondents, nearly 50 percent indicated concerns about security in the cloud, and about 40 percent cited superior security capabilities available from service providers as a major incentive to move to the cloud.¹ With RMS, Rackspace security experts help customers with strategic planning for best practice multi-cloud security, tactical day-to-day security monitoring and threat analysis to deter, detect and respond to potential threats around the clock.

“In today’s cybersecurity landscape, organizations are no longer asking if they should have a security solution in place, but rather whether they should do it themselves or partner with a trusted managed security services provider,” said Christy Schumann, general manager of Rackspace Managed Security. “As more organizations are moving to GCP to run critical workloads and security continues to be a business imperative, we are well positioned to deliver solutions for customer’s infrastructure and security needs.”

With Rackspace Managed Security and Compliance Assistance for GCP, businesses can layer additional active security on GCP to detect and respond to advanced cyberthreats. Rackspace utilizes pre-approved actions to remediate security incidents. Partnering with a managed security services provider like Rackspace helps strengthen customers’ environments beyond the operational network and infrastructure security provided by most cloud providers. It also complements the strategic planning, architectural guidance and 24x7x365 operational support available through Managed Services for GCP.

“As a leading managed security services provider, Rackspace is building on the value it delivers to our GCP customers,” said John Foong, managing director, Partner Sales and Strategic Partnerships at Google Cloud. “Rackspace is an established leader in identifying and solving for security needs in organizations and we look forward to working together to address these needs.”

Rackspace Managed Security and Compliance Assistance for GCP is currently in preview in all regions supported by Managed GCP and is available for new and existing GCP customers. To learn more about Rackspace Managed Security and Compliance Assistance, visit https://www.rackspace.com/en-us/security.

¹ IDC, Worldwide Whole Cloud Forecast, US43215817, December 2017

About Rackspace
Rackspace is a leading provider of IT as a service in today’s multi-cloud world. It delivers expert advice and integrated managed services across applications, data, security and infrastructure, including public and private clouds and managed hosting. Rackspace partners with every leading technology provider, including Alibaba, AWS, Google, Microsoft, OpenStack, Oracle, SAP, and VMware. The company is uniquely positioned to provide unbiased expertise on which technologies will best serve each customer’s needs. Rackspace was named a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers, Worldwide and has been honored by Fortune, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work. Based in San Antonio, Texas, Rackspace serves more than 140,000 business customers from data centers on five continents. Learn more at www.rackspace.com.

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