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DataSolutions Grows Cybersecurity Division Revenue by €7.5M

  • Distributor added new vendors to its cybersecurity portfolio including ColorTokens, Ordr and Orca Security
  • DataSolutions expanded product and service offering with IoT device security
  • Growth also driven by innovative customer initiatives such as educational webinar series
  • Dublin-based IT distributor plans to further expand its Irish and UK market growth in 2021

Dublin, 21st May 2021DataSolutions, the specialised distributor of innovative IT and security solutions, today announces that its security division grew significantly in 2020, with revenue increasing by €7.5 million compared to the previous year.  Growth was driven by increased demand for IT security solutions and new vendor partnerships.

The new vendors which DataSolutions added were Neustar, D3 Security, ColorTokens, Ordr and Orca Security. These partnerships have expanded the company’s existing cybersecurity portfolio, which includes industry leaders such as Check Point and HPE Aruba, and extended its ability to meet emerging security needs. For example, having Ordr as a vendor allows DataSolutions to offer IoT device security as one of its solutions.

Meanwhile, the public cloud security solution from Orca Security is an industry-first technology that provides 100 percent full-stack visibility into AWS, Azure and GCP. It deploys in minutes to identify vulnerabilities, malware, misconfigurations, lateral movement risk, leaked passwords and other security risks for organisations without using agents or network scanners, and all while providing granular contextualisation of the alerts that matter most to the enterprise.

2020 saw increasing demand for cybersecurity solutions – stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic and the rising number of more vulnerable people working from home – with new products, applications, web and cloud platforms catering for a significant increase in cyber threats.

This significant cybersecurity division growth in 2020 builds on the success of the Dublin-based IT distributor in recent years. DataSolutions hopes to further expand its growth and success in the Irish and UK markets in 2021.

DataSolutions Managing Director Michael O’Hara said: “Our dedication to delivering specialised technical expertise and transformational technologies in areas including security has driven the growth and success of the business. Last year was no different. In fact, we focused on these pillars even more to support our partner and customer base through these challenging times.

“Of course, security was one area that exploded as businesses looked to enable widespread remote working, maintain productivity and continue operations. With the increase in sophisticated cyberattacks targeted at dispersed workforces, security teams are under serious pressure to protect vulnerable organisations and critical data. That’s not to mention the fact that they are potentially dealing with unprotected networks, personal devices and unofficial app downloads.

“Industry-leading vendors and cutting-edge solutions are crucial for businesses to safeguard their operations, people and information. Hence why we will continue to expand our offering and deliver technologies and services which, now more than ever, are the difference between organisations surviving and thriving.”

Also driving this cybersecurity division growth are the company’s innovative customer initiatives which are helping to educate the market and drive awareness of new cybersecurity concepts and technologies. For instance, DataSolutions recently ran a four-week coffee morning series with ColorTokens to give Irish companies an overview of its Zero Trust approach and offering. This virtual series was designed to highlight the model and solutions needed to make organisations resilient to cyber threats both inside and outside of their network.

Other programmes include the “SOAR (Security Orchestration and Automated Incident Response) Made Easy” webinar series with D3 Security and virtual C-Level Briefings with Check Point. Both series are aimed at helping companies to define the most effective cybersecurity strategy and analyse the modern cybersecurity landscape.

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