ValueMentor strengthens its partner network by SME focused security assessment services

Cyber Security consulting & services company ValueMentor is launching a slew of Security Assessment services focused on the SME segment. They are seeking to grow their market share in the SME space and also increase their channel partner’s strength.

ValueMentor currently offers a wide range of security assessment services to large enterprises and government organizations in the Middle East, India and United States. With the introduction of security assessment services targeted at SMEs, ValueMentor intends to expand the channel network, so that a large number of SME customers will have access to the ValueMentor Security Assessment services at affordable costs.

“This is intended to open up a whole, new market for ValueMentor. The benefit of the same will accrue not only to its existing partners, but also to potential new partners as we are taking these services to the SME space where IT resources are far more limited,” said Mridul Menon, Head of Business & Strategy for ValueMentor. “With this service, it allows our existing partners to really expand into the SME Segment and also allows us to add new partners to cater to this huge opportunity and market,” he added

“In the recent past, we have seen a large number of SME business getting affected by various cyber security incidents. SME business often ignores the importance of cyber security until an incident occurs. Cost of security and awareness are the two key reasons, why they tend to ignore Information Security. With our new service line focused on the SME’s, we intent to bridge this Gap and help SMEs establish enterprise level security practices” said Binoy Koonammavu, CEO and Principal Consultant at ValueMentor.

ValueMentor being a Pure play IT Services company, keeps itself away from the product space to ensure the independence of the recommendations it provides to its clients.

Infopark based ValueMentor Secures the CERT-In Empanelment

Infopark based ValueMentor secures the CERT-In empanelment as an Information Security Auditing Organization. This empanelment authorizes them to perform security auditing and consulting services in Government, Semi-Government and Public sector companies in India. ValueMentor, one among the top 51 Information Security companies in India and the Only Company in Kerala empanelled by CERT-In.

Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) is under Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of the Govt. of India. It is a nodal agency that deals with cyber security threats like hacking and phishing. It strengthens security-related defense of the Indian Internet domain. In its effort to create a qualified panel of Security Auditing organization, CERT-In has adopted stringent process to evaluate the participants. This is to verify the participating organizations technical knowledge and skill to perform an Information security audit.

CERT-In empanelment is a tough process and involves various procedures such as providing information, methodologies, case studies, skills and profiles. It also requires participants to clear a 2 stage qualifying test, an offline and online test to assess applications both in the offline and web environment. The selection process also includes various challenges from identifying, exploiting and reporting vulnerabilities. To be successful you need to identify at least 90% of the vulnerabilities present on the web-server. The report will be reviewed by a panel of Security experts and then the empanelment is awarded.

ValueMentor is a specialist information security service provider to the business and government organizations. They have extensive experience in delivering information security solutions, services and consultancy for several organizations across India, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and USA.

They work with clients to help them develop more efficient, effective, and usable information security programs, resulting in increased program visibility, informed choice decision making, speed to compliance, and numerous other benefits. ValueMentor work with clients to help them develop more efficient, effective, and usable information security programs, resulting in increased program visibility, informed choice decision making, speed to compliance, and numerous other benefits.