Six Degrees Cloud Security Innovation of the Year Entry
Six Degrees
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Cloud Security Innovation of the Year
Entry Description
Six Degrees is a cloud-led managed service provider. We work collaboratively with our clients, helping them to introduce transformative technologies that drive innovation and meet their business challenges head on. Our passionate teams combine technical expertise and deep sector-specific knowledge to innovate, craft and manage the right solutions to power their businesses.

The breadth and strength of Six Degrees’ technology is its foundation. Solutions range from data and application performance management through to colocation and unified communications, all with private, public or hybrid cloud at its core.

Six Degrees works collaboratively and builds long-term partnerships through exceptional services that match its clients’ needs. Over the past 12 months we have worked closely with our clients to ensure that our solutions meet their security, regulatory, operational and investor requirements.

In order to meet contemporary security challenges head on, we recently completed the acquisition of award winning security consultancy CNS Group. The acquisition of CNS Group has enabled us to stand out from the crowd by delivering managed services, security services and consultancy in a seamless, integrated manner that removes resource and management burden from our clients.

At Six Degrees we continually invest in our products in order to ensure that they meet clients’ operational and regulatory requirements. GDPR, MiFID II and developing cyber-threats are all putting pressure on organisations in 2019. Our product innovations have allowed our clients to meet these challenges head on, whilst alleviating time and resource burden and allowing them to focus on their core deliverables.

Through our acquisition of CNS Group, we are in a unique position to provide organisations with managed services, support and consultancy that always have a deep level of security at their very core. Whilst many managed service providers deliver a number of discrete, individual security services, we weave security throughout everything we do. Our security consultants review our clients’ security postures, and provide roadmapped recommendations for risk mitigation activities. Six Degrees is then able to action these recommendations, delivering a virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) to those clients that do not have the resources in house to champion security activities and report to board level.

The increasingly complex cybersecurity threat landscape is a major challenge for organisations, who struggle to align IT resources against the risks they face. Our clients want to place more of their IT estate with us, and security is a vital part of the picture.

Following the acquisition of CNS Group, we have enhanced our already comprehensive security portfolio in order to provide regulatory compliant managed security services through CNS Group’s dedicated Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC). We also deliver CNS Group’s Cyber Security Maturity Benchmarking model, Aegis, into our clients. Aegis is a benchmarking toolset, bringing context and understanding at senior management level of the risks that businesses face from a cybersecurity perspective. It also enables clients to understand their security needs in granular detail, helping them to gauge how and where to effectively spend budget, in order to see real ROI and avoid reputational risk.

We have seen a positive response to these services from our clients. Clients that have adopted our managed security and consultancy services have been able to demonstrate improved security postures to their boards, investors and regulatory bodies.