Stone Group is the UK’s leading provider of IT services to the Education Sector and Government and has selected Falanx Cyber Defence as its sole cyber security partner. Stone Group currently provides hardware, software, and services to many education and public sector clients, many of whom now require additional and dedicated Cyber Security offerings.
As the exclusive partner to provide cyber security services and products, Falanx gains access to Stone Group’s extensive client base within the Education and Public Sector;
· Number 1 provider on the national purchasing frameworks to provide IT Services to the 127 Universities and 330 Further Education Colleges throughout the UK
· 5,000 Primary and Secondary Schools across the UK
· Several Hundred Local Government and Central Government clients, such as Police Forces, NHS Trusts and the Ministry of Defence
· Several of the UK’s largest charities
· ‘Secure Destruction’ IT Recycling of 1,300 private sector organisations
As Stone Group’s Cyber Security Partner, Falanx Cyber Defence will provide its full range of services across the Assess, Consult, Monitor and Respond business units. Our key focus is on complementing the strong relationships Stone Group has with its long-term client base. As Stone Group are a Managed Services Provider to many large organisations, the Managed Detection and Response services backed by MidGARD sit perfectly alongside their current offerings.
Simon Harbridge, CEO of Stone Group, commented: “Stone works with a very small number of carefully selected partners and we are excited to add Falanx to our portfolio. With Cyber Security a key priority for many of our customers and the implications of breaches ever increasing with changes in legislation such as GDPR, we are delighted to be able to offer MidGARD and Falanx’s MDR services to our key customer groups.”
Jay Abbott, Executive Director of Falanx Cyber Defence, commented: “Stone is a long standing and well respected organization servicing a number of clients that are difficult to access. These clients are just as in need of our advanced approaches to security as any other and this partnership represents the recognition of this by both Falanx and Stone. I am looking forward to working with Simon and his team as we develop these markets together.”