AppLayer, The Bunker, Trend Micro and IBM team up for cloud applications

Strategic alliances

Cloud technology company AppLayer has announced strategic alliances with secure IT services provider The Bunker, cloud security specialists Trend Micro and IBM.  Together, the businesses will deliver PCI DSS compliant, ‘ultra- secure’ cloud services which adhere to FCA (formerly FSA) guidelines. 

UK insurance adviser Amity Financial Solutions is the first organisation to roll out a joint solution from the partnering companies.  It is now using the resulting ultra-secure cloud application to manage its IT systems and telephony in its contact centres for both its insurance advice business and BigDog, the organistion’s social enterprise which is aimed at helping young people into apprenticeships and work.

The resulting solution includes a secure hosted-desktop platform which monitors and highlights suspicious activity and allows organisations to manage security issues associated with ‘bring your own device’, where employees use their personal smartphones, laptops or tablets in the workplace. 

“Compliance, security and flexibility are all key issues for organisations moving their systems to the cloud,” said Andrew McLean, CEO of AppLayer.  “Partnering with The Bunker, Trend Micro and IBM made sense from the start. This strategic alliance means that we can now offer customers the best technology and security the market has to offer.  We provide versatile and military grade security for the cloud, which opens doors to more regulated industries and markets. Together, we are all stronger in the cloud.” 

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