Alacrinet: The Full-Service Security Partner
In fact, cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing industries around the globe. The space is filled with novice solution providers, innovators as well as businesses that are harnessing the potential of the cybersecurity trends to align with the growing number of attacks. However, when it comes to dealing with security threats, it is important to watch out for mistakes and errors. As Brian Bouchard, CEO, and Co-Founder of Alacrinet points out, “What we're finding is, companies that work with inexperienced service providers are likely to make mistakes, and might not know the history of the process, reasoning or the target and priority list. Unlike the emerging players, we offer the right solution to customers based on our experience for over 10 years in cybersecurity around building a strong security posture.” That’s the sole reason why Alacrinet stands out from the crowd today. A highly skilled and experienced team of cybersecurity and information technology experts, Alacrinet delivers cybersecurity solutions and services that meet the exact client requirements to deal with the growing number of cyber-attacks. From application security, data security, and network access control to identity and access management, Alacrinet covers the end-to-end cybersecurity requirements of an organization.
Securing the Modern Cloud Architecture
As businesses are moving to the cloud, it also creates new types of vulnerabilities, a different set of security challenges. Meanwhile, the remote-work culture has also created various security challenges, also because there is no centralized location to manage all the numerous locations from where the workforce is logging into. At this point, businesses not only need a solution, but an expert support that provides a cybersecurity partnership, rather than just providing point solutions.
Alacrinet’s security solutions comes with a broad portfolio that includes Cyberreason, SentinelOne, Crowdstrike, Microsoft, and CarbonBlack. Cybereason provides a comprehensive platform that combines EPP and EDR capabilities, along with a recently added XDR solution to deliver a context-rich analysis of malicious operations. Their operation-centric approach combines endpoint telemetry with behavior analytics to attacks on the endpoint, in the cloud, mobile devices, and network. Whereas SentinelOne’s advanced Singularity Platform, an AI-powered XDR, combines an EPP, EDR, and CWPP into a single agent. It continuously monitors file behavior to uncover stealth attacks and block and remediate threats that come through front-line defenses.
The company CrowdStrike is a pioneer in cloud-native endpoint protection, including next-generation anti-virus, endpoint detection, and response, and managed threat hunting. While Microsoft provides malware protection for business endpoints, CarbonBlack is a comprehensive endpoint security solution. Its portfolio includes solutions for detection, protection, and response to cyber-attacks, and components are available on-premises or in the cloud. “As the cybersecurity landscape is changing, we’re always at the forefront of delivering cutting-edge solutions to our clients. Our team ensures to adapt to the latest trends and utilize innovative technology to secure our clients in the best possible way,” adds Bouchard.
The Company with a Difference
At Alacrinet, there are four departments to ensure a smooth customer experience. The first and the largest is the value-added resale team, in addition to the managed security services, penetration testing, and cybersecurity staffing. This is not just about finding solution providers and suggesting them to clients, but an approach to offer the best solutions that work for every unique client requirement. “We introduce some of the top solution providers suggested by leading research companies to our clients. This way, our customers get the best security solutions that they can access,” points Bouchard.
Alacrinet’s managed security services are one of a kind, with a highly dedicated team focused on knowing the latest threats, preventing vulnerabilities, and providing value. The company offers a range of service options to meet specific needs and address key elements of securing a client’s business environment. The team travels around the globe to get trained on the leading cybersecurity solutions. “Our team finds the right solution for our customers from around the globe, get trained on that and help our clients implement such innovative security offerings,” extols Bouchard.
The Story of Inception and Innovation
The original vision of Alacrinet, as a hyper-client-focused cybersecurity consulting company, is stronger than ever nearly two decades after the formation of the business. The name Alacrinet was conceived from the word alacrity, meaning ‘cheerful readiness.’ It’s the ethos of the work culture and why Alacrinet is trusted by the Fortune 1000 to solve their cybersecurity pain points.
Alacrinet laid its cornerstone around the 2000s when Bouchard left IBM to pursue his managed IT services dream. For the first 10 years, the company has been solely focused on system integration and grew over time. As the founder recalls, “we were focusing on all the other technology stacks that grew as the internet grew. We started with web application development and moved on to mobile application development and then to big data analytics.” Over time, Alacrinet evolved with its clients, and the company moved its focus to cybersecurity. The team realized that Alacrinet could create an impact in the cybersecurity space by delivering advanced security solutions and managed services. The idea that Alacrinet can leverage its technical expertise and client portfolio to help cybersecurity startups was revolutionary. Since then, the company has been on a mission to elevate cyber security and help secure every aspect of a client’s business environment by combining customer-focused consulting with deep technical knowledge and certifications. “We started focusing on cybersecurity by around 2011. From 2013 till now, we've been hyper-focused on cybersecurity and delivering the most innovative and powerful solutions for our customers,” adds Bouchard.
Alacrinet has been hiring former black hat hackers and cybersecurity experts to improve customer security with a focus on delivering cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions. “We also recently aquired a penetration testing company, one of the smartest moves that we have made I would say. This way we could ensure that our clients are fully secure, unlike traditional solution providers who just offer a one-size-fit-all tool,” points Bouchard.
In early 2020, Alacrinet Consulting Services acquired Chamber’s Key, a boutique offensive cybersecurity research firm based out of Seattle, Washington. Mike Pena, former CEO of Chamber’s Key and now Vice President of Cyber Risk Services at Alacrinet, leads the newly established innovation lab that focuses on enhancing the security operations of our clients. Today as businesses around the globe are greatly adopting next-generation cybersecurity solutions, Alacrinet has built a huge team of cybersecurity experts and ex-hackers committed to utilizing the most innovative and emerging technologies to solve the cybersecurity challenges out there. Alacrinet’s team modernizes and fortifies the existing cybersecurity landscape for organizations. “They appreciate our alacrity, our joyous promptitude to provide great service and great solutions.”
At a birds-eye view, Alacrinet is one of the dynamic and evolutionary companies that provides innovative cybersecurity solutions and services to customers looking for the best security posture possible. The company’s team is delivering next generation solutions, and their strong portfolio is empowering them to secure all types of customer environments.