Amsterdam, Netherlands, 17 January 2019 - Leaseweb, a leading provider of hosting and cloud services, today announces the expansion of its managed cybersecurity portfolio with new services in collaboration with security specialist Northwave. The new SIEM SOC service allows Leaseweb customers to have their infrastructure monitored 24/7 by Northwave’s security specialists. In addition, Northwave can now carry out Penetration tests for Leaseweb customers, in order to identify and resolve weak spots in their infrastructure. Both services will help Leaseweb customers to protect their infrastructure against the growing number of cyber threats.

From their Security Operation Center (SOC) in Nieuwegein, Northwave is able to monitor the network, systems, and security infrastructure 24/7. Using Security Incident & Event Management (SIEM) technology, Northwave’s specialized cybersecurity analysts monitor for suspicious traffic, detect possible breaches and respond to security incidents in order to mitigate risks. Leaseweb's customers can now benefit from their knowledge and expertise to monitor for security threats and immediately take action when necessary.

Penetration testing enables Leaseweb customers to occasionally or regularly test their applications and their infrastructure, where cybersecurity analysts look for the weaknesses in systems and deliberately tries to bring them down. This way, Leaseweb is able to lay out vulnerabilities in the customer’s infrastructure in order to be able to advise. The services include assessments, where the ethical hackers attempt to break into systems, as well as Red Team Security tests, where realistic attacks, like social engineering and spear phishing, are carried out to test the entire chain of security measures.

The two new managed security services Leaseweb offers can be purchased separately or as a complete package. Customers can carry out a penetration test when setting up their infrastructure at Leaseweb and consequently hand over the monitoring to Northwave. By adding recurring penetration tests customers can assure they are always ahead of potential risks.

“Northwave is one of our well-respected strategic technology partners. They already have quite some experience with Leaseweb’s infrastructure, which offers a lot of benefits when implementing these new services,” says Christine Josiassen - Van den Dam, Product Manager at Leaseweb. “Together with security specialist Northwave, we look forward to accelerating our ability to offer our customers full services from one provider and helping them to protect their infrastructure against the increasing number of cybersecurity threats.

“We are really excited to extend our collaboration with Leaseweb. We have been working together for many years now, and these new offerings are the culmination of our strategic partnership”, says Marc de Jong Luneau, Commercial Director at Northwave. “Our knowledge and expertise complement each other, and that is what makes us such great partners. Together we can contribute to the holistic approach of Leaseweb’s customers.”

Both services are available immediately and are additions to the already existing security services portfolio, such as DDoS IP Protection and Web Application Firewall.

More information about Leaseweb's managed cybersecurity can be found here.

About Leaseweb

Leaseweb is a leading Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider serving a worldwide portfolio of 17,500 customers ranging from SMBs to Enterprises. Services include Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Dedicated Servers, Colocation, Content Delivery Network, and Cyber Security Services supported by exceptional customer service and technical support. With more than 80,000 servers under management, Leaseweb has provided infrastructure for mission-critical websites, Internet applications, email servers, security, and storage services since 1997. The company operates 19 data centers in locations across Europe, Asia, and North America, all of which are backed by a superior worldwide network with a total capacity of more than 5.5 Tbps. Leaseweb offers services through its various subsidiaries, which are Leaseweb Netherlands B.V. (“Leaseweb Netherlands”), Leaseweb USA, Inc. (“Leaseweb USA”), Leaseweb Asia Pacific PTE. LTD (“Leaseweb Asia”), Leaseweb CDN B.V. (“Leaseweb CDN”), Leaseweb Deutschland GmbH (“Leaseweb Germany”), Leaseweb Australia Ltd. and Leaseweb UK Ltd.

About Northwave

Northwave (2006) is an independent information security services provider, that offers a unique 360-degree approach of mitigating information risks. With Northwave, clients are able to protect their investments in digitalization and defend themselves against cybersecurity threats. Northwave is based in The Netherlands, holds certifications for ISO 27001, ISO 9002 and is an acknowledged CERT.