NTT Data partners with Swimlane to bring low-code security to the UK

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Digital services provider NTT Data has announced a new partnership with low-code security automation specialist Swimlane.

The pair will work together to help businesses improve their security using the Swimlane Turbine platform, which uses low-code automation to provide better visibility and actionability beyond the closed extended detection and response (XDR) ecosystem.

Expanding upon legacy security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) platforms, the solution promises scalable, adaptable automation to help secure and manage SOC environments.

“We are pleased to be partnering with NTT Data, who like ourselves are leaders in the security sector,” said Toby Van de Grift, VP EMEA at Swimlane. “Our platform complements NTT Data’s knowledge and expertise in security, and together we will be able to work in synergy across multiple shared industry sectors.”

With today’s complex IT environments, businesses are increasingly faced with the task of improving their targeted threat response in the face of increasing cyber threats and budget restrictions. Automation sets about tackling these hurdles by streamlining operations, reducing human input, and typically reducing the cost of IT environment coverage.

However, according to a recent report by VMware and Forrester, XDR adoption is currently lagging, with 75% of security decision-makers “still at the discovery stage” in their ambitions of adopting security automation capabilities.

Through their new partnership, NTT and Swimlane are aiming to tackle this hurdle by serving up a modern SOAR solution, combined with advisory and assistance to aid with both implementation and maintenance.


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The pair say this will help companies benefit from automation “very quickly”, boosting overall security posture, return on investment (ROI), and mean time to respond (MTTR).

Mike Jones, VP of partners and alliances at NTT Data UK and Ireland, said Swimlane stood out as a trusted low-code security provider.

“Combined with our extensive security expertise, the Swimlane Turbine platform will form a critical part of our holistic security offering at NTT Data,” he said. “We pride ourselves on delivering the best service to our clients, so it only makes sense to with the best partners and cutting-edge solutions in the market.”

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