Cloud Security Innovation of the Year
METCloud is a cloud solution that has been built around the highest levels of cyber security technologies available.
Leading the market for cyber secure hybrid cloud services, METCloud provides a comprehensive platform of sophisticated cyber defences and services to meet the needs of today’s clients across the corporate landscape.
This flourishing young company offers the number one secure cloud platform boasting enterprise class compute and storage solutions. Driven by a dedicated executive management team which is highly talented and experienced, METCloud has a clear vision of what is needed and partner with the technology manufacturers that equally demonstrate leadership and vision in their respective markets.
The firm now offers a unique solution that is a response to the growing need for cyber secure technology in today’s market.
Gartner predicts that by 2020 90% of organisations will adopt hybrid infrastructure management capabilities. Cloud compute services will reach $68 billion by 2020.
However, at a time of exponential growth and adoption of hybrid cloud services cybercrime and disruption by cyber-attacks is increasing at an alarming rate. The World Economic Forum estimates the cost to the global economy at $445 Billion. The White House describes cyber threats as 'among the gravest national security dangers to the United States’.
In response to these threats and recognising that small to medium size businesses do not have the financial resources to successfully defend against this METCloud was developed.
The solution aims to offer a consolidated solution that will offer clients a one-stop-shop cyber security service to save them time, money and significantly reduce risk.
This is despite the cybersecurity market being extremely crowded with hundreds, possibly thousands, of technologies and service providers. For example, in the antivirus space there are companies such as Kaspersky, Symantec, ESET, AVG, McAfee, Microsoft, Bitdefender, Avast, Sophos etc. Then in the firewall market there is Cisco, Checkpoint, Watchguard, Juniper, Fortinet, SonicWall, Barracuda, Forcepoint, Palo Alto etc. The cyber market becomes further congested when considering all the other cyber technologies to address issues such as encryption, access control, SIEM, vulnerability scanning, penetration testing etc. etc. The crowded cybersecurity ecosystem is very challenging to the business community and is made more challenging when they looking for a trusted security partner, of which there are thousands, each offering a different solution to meet a different need.
As such, METCloud simplifies this challenge and addresses the complexities of developing a robust cyber defence. The firm’s clients benefit from an enterprise technology stack supported by both network operation centre services (NOCaaS) and security operation centre services (SOCaaS).
When on-boarding a new customer the firm’s expert team carry out a comprehensive audit of the client’s systems and data to ensure that they tailor their solution to meet their specific needs.
Ultimately, the future of METCloud is potentially one of the most exciting UK success stories. There are very few UK Unicorns and even less emanating out of the cybersecurity space. According to Forbes there are currently just 13 UK Unicorn companies such as Funding Circle, Deliveroo and Brewdog. Only one of these thirteen is a cybersecurity company, Darktrace.
Seeking to become such a company, METCloud is currently in discussion with a range of investors, and the firm’s leadership predict that in the next few years METCloud will be among the Forbes UK list of Unicorn companies.