ZoneFox, Edinburgh based corporate members of WeDO Scotland, specialising in AI-driven insider threat analysis have been awarded the Scottish Government contract to provide a fully cloud-hosted service to protect all employees and data across 15,000 endpoints.

After conducting a thorough analysis of the different solutions available on the market, the Scottish Government identified ZoneFox (acquired by Fortinet last year for an undisclosed sum) as the preferred platform capable of offering an easy tool, both in terms of use and deployment but also help productivity across the organisation.

ZoneFox’s threat detection and response solution, as part of the Fortinet Security Fabric, provides the Scottish Government with deep visibility by monitoring user behaviour and data movement both on- and off-network, alerting users to any malicious or suspicious behaviour. This is achieved through user and entity behaviour analytics (UEBA) and intelligent machine-learning technology that provides 360-visibility across the network and beyond. It will help the Scottish Government to identify the source of incidents, such as ransomware, in minutes.  

Commenting on the contract win, Neill Cooper, Sales Director, Fortinet, said:

We address the Scottish Government’s need to improve its information security in response to heightened threats in the market. Through our work with the Scottish Government, the organisation will be able to protect business-critical data and IP, identify anomalous behaviour both on and off the network, and prove compliance within industry standards and regulations such as GDPR.

We are delighted to play such a pivotal role in safeguarding Scottish citizens and those connected to them.

When ZoneFox was acquired by Fortinet last October, its CEO Jamie Graves said it would continue to nurture its relationship with the local security sector.

ZoneFox will always have its roots in Scotland and will remain part of the local Scottish security community to both access and develop talent.” 

Categories: Business Updates