Cologne/Utrecht, 24 February 2021 – q.beyond AG is further extending its expertise in the field of cybersecurity by forging a new partnership with the security specialist Northwave. The partnership aims to provide medium-sized companies with proven defence mechanisms, particularly during the acute phase of a potential cyberattack. Northwave is a specialist in this field, as well as in areas including forensics, i.e. the investigation of cyberattacks.
Based in Utrecht (Netherlands), the company is currently one of Europe’s 1,000 fastest-growing companies according to the Financial Times (FT 1000). Just like q.beyond, Northwave offers its services mainly to medium-sized customers. According to market researchers at Lünendonk, q.beyond is one of the top 10 leading IT service providers in Germany.
Security experts as independent third parties
“Cybersecurity has become a highly sensitive and business-critical factor for companies of all sizes”, explains Thies Rixen, a member of the management at q.beyond. “The challenges in this area are permanently growing. For German SMEs, we have a comprehensive range of services at the ready, and will now be extending these with resources from Northwave.”
Shared focus on SME customers
The partnership between q.beyond and Northwave follows on from joint projects already successfully completed by the two companies. “Germany is a key country in our mission to protect Europe’s SME against increasing threats of cybercrime and digital espionage.”, comments Marc de Jong Luneau, Northwave’s VP and CCO.
“q.beyond is a leading IT service provider to medium-sized companies in Germany, so we are very much looking forward to the partnership and to service clients together.” Says Eileen Walther, Country Manager Germany at Northwave.
Northwave’s portfolio of services include, among others, monitoring, detection and response against acute cyberattacks. It also includes forensic investigations, security testing, security awareness and ISO27001 certified security management services.
Founded in 2006, Northwave is the leading Dutch interdisciplinary specialist in information security with offices in Utrecht, Leipzig and Brussels. Northwave enables clients to fully outsource information security. The company offers a complete package of coordinated Cyber Security services from its European Security Operations Center in Utrecht. Security & Privacy as a Service, Security Monitoring & Forensic Investigations, but also programs for safeguarding Cyber-safe behavior among employees. Northwave’s Computer Emergency Response Team is licensed by the Dutch Ministry of Justice & Security and authorized for digital investigative work.
About q.beyond AG
q.beyond AG is the key to successful digitalisation. We help our customers find the best digital solutions for their business and then put them into practice. Our strong team of 900 people accompanies SME customers securely and reliably throughout their digital journey. We are experts in Cloud, SAP and IoT.
q.beyond AG results from the rebranding of QSC AG in September 2020. With nationwide locations and its own certified data centres, it is one of Germany’s leading IT service providers.