RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA – 2/16/18 – KT Connections has teamed with Arctic Wolf, a leading security operations center (SOC)-as-a-service company, to provide threat detection and response capabilities to protect against today’s advanced cyberattacks. AWN CyberSOC service provides an enterprise-class security operations center, the most essential element of any modern cybersecurity strategy. The service includes the expertise of experienced security engineers who manage all security matters using the full spectrum of advanced defense mechanisms for prevention, detection and response.
This new service supplements KT Connections’ current offering of security solutions, allowing them to offer improved cybersecurity to their client. This cybersecurity is a crucial part of any modern business’ IT, as there are more threats targeting small to medium-sized businesses every day. AWN CyberSOC service adds another level of comprehension to these services, allowing KT Connections’ clients to breathe that much easier.
“Arctic Wolf is delighted to partner with KT Connections and help them expand their product portfolio to offer a critical service that many of their customers are specifically requesting,” said Arctic Wolf’s Head of Sales Nick Schneider. “Cyberattacks now threaten companies of every size, and organizations are increasingly finding that the value and protection of a SOC-as-a-service makes sense for their cybersecurity.”
"KT Connections has been looking to provide Cyber-Security-as-a-Service for a few years, but no single solution addressed all the needs of the SMB business market, until Arctic Wolf Networks released their innovative solution incorporating an MSP partner program and integration with our internal tools, " said Rodd Ahrenstorff, a partner at KT Connections. "We evaluated solutions from several leading vendors, but ultimately chose Arctic Wolf Networks because it's a turnkey solution with a predictable pricing model, includes a concierge security engineer with tactical and strategic insight, and provides guided remediation advice for security incidents. We're excited to offer this critical layer of security, helping customers meet compliance mandates and improving their cyber security profile."
Arctic Wolf’s turnkey SOC-as-a-service is a dynamic combination of world-class security experts and advanced machine learning, working together to provide actionable cyberthreat information and identification. The AWN CyberSOC™ installs in minutes and provides value from day one. The service provides superior threat detection with fewer false positives, and includes:
With this addition, KT Connections are now able to offer a more complete range of IT services, spanning from security into the daily maintenance and management of business-critical systems.
About KT Connections
KT Connections is a South Dakota-based IT services company located in Rapid City. KT Connections offers comprehensive IT support and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses. Among their many offered services are security services, data services, hardware and software services, and business communication solutions.
With 20 years of experience, KT Connections provides each of their clients with dynamic solutions, backed by certified expert technicians. KT Connections delivers solutions that create profitable business operations.
Rodd Ahrenstorff is the Director of Business Operations for KT Connections, as well as a member of the company’s ownership team starting in 2014. Rodd has been working in the computer and telecommunication fields for over twenty years—a term during which he has held a number of leadership positions. In the past, he has served as a broadcast television engineer, an systems architect, and most recently Director of Information Technology, including a role as a HIPAA Security Officer for behavioral health and multi-specialty medical providers.
Rodd is a technology evangelist around the software defined data center and helps the systems engineers at KT Connections research technology trends and market forces. He also performs pre-sales engineering and deployment supervision to customers for Public, Hybrid, and Private cloud scenarios.
A native of Minnesota, Rodd grew up in a farming family around Worthington, MN. He has lived in Rapid City for twelve years now with his wife, Julie, and three children. Rodd is actively involved in his community as a Boy Scout leader and participates in various technology conferences.
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