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Friday 16th April, 2021

TEC Partnership choose KHIPU to provide around the clock Managed, Detection and Response Cyber Security Services

20th April, 2021 – KHIPU Networks, cyber security specialists, today announce that TEC Partnership has selected them to provide 24x7x365 Managed Detection and Incident Response (MDR) services to help secure its multi-campus Higher and Further Education environment.

Cyber threats are on the continual rise, with the education sector being a primary focus for ransomware attacks that are crippling organisations.

TEC Partnership, which is made up of a number of institutions including University Centre Grimsby, East Riding College, Scarborough TEC and Grimsby Institute, identified that to reduce the risk of a successful attack, it needed to adopt a holistic approach to threat detection, response and prevention. One that not only addresses specific areas such as endpoints alone (i.e. servers and PC’s), a complete solution that secures TEC Partnership’s entire network, endpoint estate, 3rd party and cloud environment, and is available 24x7x365.

After an extensive review of providers and technologies, TEC Partnership chose KHIPU’s MDR offering because it was the only one that has been designed for the sector, utilises proven (market-leading) technologies, operates 24x7x365 including incident response and demonstrated best value for both the short and long term.

KHIPU will be deploying its MDR service, which utilises Palo Alto Networks XDR platform, to deliver a consolidated ‘vendor-agnostic’ approach to cyber security, leveraging existing investments in perimeter security, log collector platforms and more. It is industry’s only open and integrated AI-based continuous platform that significantly improves security outcomes through automation and unprecedented accuracy.

“After reviewing and trialling different technologies, we chose KHIPU to integrate their Palo Alto Cortex XDR solution in with our Palo Alto firewall estate, which provides a standardised approach to cyber security prevention and detection. Their service also includes a 24x7x365 incident response team that have expert knowledge, experience and capabilities in monitoring and detecting threats throughout our multi-site network.  We have a successful working relationship with KHIPU and look forward to their continued support and services and to also share our experiences with institutions across the educational sector.”

Robert Morton, Group Executive Director Of IT, TEC Partnership

If you would like to know more, click here to request the following:

  • MDR service overview and how it’s helping the sector identify and mitigate against threats.
  • SOC service workshop to design a solution based around your requirements and challenges.
  • Business impact review: Using our SOC calculator, based upon your environment, produce a report that shows reduced spend, productivity savings and reduced cost of attacks.
  • Cost proposal based upon the education sector negotiated framework* model.

Available Procurement Frameworks

We have wide range of technologies and solutions that are available via various public sector frameworks including those provided by Jisc, Crown Commercial Services (G-Cloud 12), NHS SBS Digital Workplace and HEAnet.

About TEC Partnership

The TEC Partnership is one of England’s largest providers of further and higher education. With a rich history of developing innovative training and education solutions for the community, the Partnership comprises of the Grimsby Institute