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Stefanini opens Security Operations Center in Romania, striving for growth in EMEA region

Stefanini opens Security Operations Center in Romania, striving for growth in EMEA region

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Stefanini, the global tech multinational, established in Brazil, extends its cybersecurity offering by opening a Security Operations Centre to cover the needs of the company’s clients in EMEA. The centre will be operated from Bucharest and it already employs a significant number of highly specialised cybersecurity experts, with the prospect of tripling its team by the end of the year.

Stefanini aims to expand its offering of cybersecurity services globally which is supposed to increase its share of total sales significantly over the next two years. As provider of IT services for more than 33 years, in 41 countries around the globe, Stefanini entered the cybersecurity market in 2016, when it started a joint venture with Israel-based Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. The company leverages Rafael’s technology designed for military-grade cybersecurity and its own global sales channels.

“If a few of years ago, companies were spending a lot on cybersecurity products, lately, they are increasingly interested in cybersecurity outsourced services, performed by highly trained, specialised professionals,” said Farlei Kothe, CEO Stefanini EMEA. “We observe that the pandemic added to the importance of this field. So, despite the economic downturn we saw last year, some companies have doubled or even tripled their cybersecurity budget, especially due to increased remote work that comes with higher threats.”

The new SOC in Bucharest already serves several global companies established in Europe and has an ambitious growth plan of 120% increase year on year, while the market is estimated to expand by 12% in 2021.

“We are very confident that the level of skills and expertise we bring to the market is unrivalled, especially since we are closely working with our colleagues at the Stefanini – Rafael venture we have in Brazil, as well as with Cyber Smart Defence, the joint venture we established in Romania last autumn. We can provide 24/7/365 top-level services anywhere in the world, we can offer proof of concept to a client within days and we customise every single delivery and every project we offer our clients,” said CEO of Stefanini EMEA.

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