To help partners fulfill requirements for EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and shared security responsibility when offering cloud-based services, Armor, the first totally secure cloud company, is launching a U.K.-focused partner program. The Armor Anywhere solution delivers managed protection, detection and response 24/7/365 for cloud platforms, including AWS and Azure as well as private and hybrid clouds, and on-premise infrastructure. Armor's solutions will enable partners to address the GDPR by supporting confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of processing systems and services.
"Armor understands the opportunities and pitfalls that lie ahead for the European partner community as the GDPR rolls out, and companies such as Microsoft and Amazon expand data centers in the region," said Steve Gooding, EMEA partner and alliances director, Armor. "With our proven capabilities to keep sensitive data safe in the cloud through our managed security operations center (SOC), we can help partners meet their customers' needs in regards to regulatory changes, as well as provide guidance for the shared responsibility security model."
GDPR has been called the most significant change in data privacy regulation in two decades. It was designed to streamline laws across Europe, to protect citizens' data and oversee organizations. Heavy fines will be imposed for non-compliance. Enforcement begins May 25, 2018.
"The GDPR is a true game-changer in terms of how organizations provide data services in the cloud in Europe," said Kurt Hagerman, CISO, Armor. "Without strict adherence, some entities simply won't be able to operate without enduring significant fines, which in some cases, could lead to closures. Armor is in an ideal position to help guide partners through the process of selling cloud services in this new era. The compliance and security capabilities of Armor Anywhere can dramatically simplify what promises to be a very challenging sales environment."
Armor's U.K. partner program will also offer tiered benefits, including:
- Deal registration & sales incentives
- Dedicated partner manager
- Marketing Development Funds (MDF)
- Armor partner portal access
- Customizable marketing materials & sales collateral
- Online and in-person training
- Access to Armor Management Portal
- Armor partner support team
- Exclusive PR and social marketing engagement
- Online events/webinars with Armor
For more information on Armor's U.K. Partner Program, please visit: https://www.armor.com/armor-guardian-partner-program/.