Security reseller Caretower has taken the wraps off anauditing service it hopes will open customer wallets and bolster its pedigreeas a consultancy.
Over the past few years resellers have been urged to moveaway from selling kit and to concentrate on building a services element oftheir business and Caretower has decided that now is the right time to make aninvestment in its future strategy.
Chris Berry, information security consultant at Caretowersaid that it was already finding that two-day audits it ran of customer systemsraised questions about security and improved the relationship between resellerand customer.
“Most people working in information security are forced tostay on top of everything and it is good value if you can show management [anaudit] so they are well aware of the risks,” he said.
He said that a comprehensive check list of security includednot just the data network but also physical protection and external access.
As a result Caretower has expanded its specialist teamramping up its ability to deliver more consultancy services.