Above Security: Personalized Approach to IT Security and Risk Management

CIO VendorRay Georges Chehata, President and CEO
In the digital age, the menace of cyber crime is a prominent challenge that is not going to extirpate by itself anytime soon. Additionally, most C-level executives are at sea when it comes to selecting the right security tools for their data. “The latest technologies often come with an exorbitant implementation, maintenance and upgradation of cost, making it difficult for companies to decipher all the noise the industry creates,” says Ray Georges Chehata, president and CEO of Above Security. Curbing this drawback, Above Security—a Global IT Security Service Provider—builds and delivers customized services for monitoring and protecting the most critical and sensitive IT assets in companies’ infrastructures 24/7. Much like a doctor whose primary mission is to protect a patient’s life, Above Security’s mission is to protect a customer’s brand and secure trust relationships. Rather than just selling solutions, the company believes in educating its customers on IT security, so that customers get an idea of their current corporate security posture. “Our aim is not to take after large billion dollar corporations that can be compared to cruise ships—robust in nature and steadily circling the waters. Above Security is more like a speed boat, always quick and able to turn on a dime, adapting to passenger needs,” remarks Chehata.

Unlike most Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs), Above Security perceives itself not as a product reseller, but as a developer of cutting-edge proprietary technology. The company’s information risk management platform, ArkAngel, is a distributed management platform designed to collect, aggregate, and correlate data from a large number of technology solutions. ArkAngel offers companies a custom, technology-agnostic framework that increases the benefits of their existing security infrastructure, while reducing costs associated with threat mitigation and incident response.
Besides their managed security services, Above Security delivers a complete range of strategic consulting services in information risk management. “Our consultants can assess the actual security posture, identify informational risks, and then provide actionable recommendations. We offer our expertise to both technical and governance levels,” informs Chehata. With a relentless focus on risk management, Above Security recently acquired Seccuris, a consulting and managed services firm. “As an outcome of this merge, Above Security will have over 130 employees offering its information security services in more than 45 countries and three languages: English, French and Spanish,” states Chehata.

With a strong culture that focuses on customer relations, Above Security follows a “need vs. nice approach,” where the company’s environment adapts and grows with customer needs. This flexibility can be validated with an example, when one of Above Security’s customers communicated a need to integrate an anti- Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) solution into their network environment. “After a thorough analysis and evaluation process in conjunction with the customer, we integrated a novel application into our security console, solving the customer’s problem,” reveals Chehata.

Observing an increasing need for security services in small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), Above Security is soon to launch a security package which is an affordable and scalable solution customized to the needs of SMBs. In the long term, Above Security will continue to adapt to the changing needs of the global security industry. The company plans on increasing their global footprint, outpacing the projected growth in the global MSSP market, and developing in emerging markets. “In the end, however, Above Security’s mission will always remain the same—to make the Internet a safer place for all, to harness the full potential of connecting people and businesses together, and to build trust relationships that can be the catalyst of worry-free collaboration and limitless innovation,” ends Chehata on a strong note.

Company
Above Security

Headquarters
Montreal, Canada

Management
Ray Georges Chehata, President and CEO

Description
Provides customized services for monitoring and protecting critical IT assets in customers’ infrastructures on a 24/7 basis.

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