Above Security is a Canadabased IT Security Services Company that confers customized services for monitoring and protecting the most critical and sensitive IT assets in the clients’ infrastructures. Unlike other managed security service providers, the company seeks to nurture longterm partnerships with its clients that are based on mutual trust and continuous engagement. Much like a doctor whose primary mission is to protect a patient’s life, Above Security’s mission is to protect its clients’ brand and to secure their trust relationships with their clients, partners and shareholders. “We educate our clients on IT security, rather than just selling them a solution, so that they can understand their current corporate security culture and determine the best strategies to improve their security posture each and every day,” explains Ray George Chehata, President and CEO at Above Security. So far the company, from its Security Operations Centers in Canada and Switzerland, has unrolled its presence in North America, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, targeting government, insurance, healthcare, telcos and financial institutions.
Culture and adaptability are the two biggest differentiating factors which have always kept the company one step ahead of the curve. The culture Ray has developed at Above Security focuses on strong relations with the client who have spread across over 40 countries around the globe, and personalized service at all times. In the words of the CEO, “We have made it one of our goals to consult our clients in such a way that their brand and assets remain protected at all times, be it for compliance purposes or by order of the Board of Directors”.
The company’s information risk management platform, Arkangel, was designed to facilitate threat detection and to significantly improve the efficiency of the incident response management process. For the excellence the company has manifested in fabricating such unique services, Above Security was featured by IT research house Gartner as one of the “top 10 vendors to watch on the global MSSP market” in 2013 (“Market Trends: Managed Security Services, Worldwide, 2013”, Lawrence Pingree, 30 August 2013, Gartner).
Near and Long Term Goals
As getting to the top is easier than staying there, Above Security’s nearterm goal is to maintain what they have achieved. In the long term, Above Security will continue to adapt to the rapidly changing requirements of today’s global IT landscape, all while remaining at the cutting edge of technology and innovation. Increasing global footprint, out pacing the projected growth in the global MSSP market, growing existing markets and developing emerging markets, are also on the list of long-term goals of the company.