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Rackspace and Cloudflare to offer zero trust cloud security services globally

Rackspace Technology has announced an expanded strategic partnership with Cloudflare to offer expert services for Cloudflare Zero Trust, designed to help businesses reach their cloud-centric goals faster, support remote workers and provide a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) for their cloud applications, data, users, and devices.

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Fri, 18 Feb 2022
Rackspace and Cloudflare to offer zero trust cloud security services globally
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Rackspace is offering managed services for Cloudflare Zero Trust through the Rackspace Elastic Engineering for Security portfolio which is available to customers globally.

According to Gary Alterson, vice-president of security services for Rackspace, the company's cloud-first delivery model supports businesses globally as they transform their networks, modernise applications, and now, to help adopt zero trust security architectures.

“We want to forge partnerships that really bring best-in-class cloud solutions to our customers.


"We are partnering to evolve our service models with Rackspace Elastic Engineering support for Cloudflare Zero Trust to meet the demands of our customers for expert guidance on zero trust cloud architectures," Alterson said.

The Rackspace Elastic Engineering for Security service provides consultative services to help businesses of all sizes around the globe gain access to Rackspace Technology security experts who are available on-demand to help businesses customise, optimise, and manage their Cloudflare security platform.

By adding Cloudflare Zero Trust into the Rackspace Security Service portfolio, Rackspace Technology can provide customers with a modernised SASE architecture that can grow rapidly with direct alignment to their customers’ strategic cloud initiatives.

Broad adoption of zero trust architectures is taking place across the world as a critical component to secure cloud architectures. A recent Rackspace survey of global IT Leaders revealed 49 per cent of organisations believe that adoption of zero trust security practices can help tackle their most prevalent cyber security challenges with network, platform and web application attacks.

Rackspace is a key worldwide Cloudflare System Integrator and accredited Managed Services Partner, providing expert services and always-on support (24x7x365) for the Cloudflare platform.

The company's global security experts have deep knowledge and experience in cloud security and hold over 800 security industry certifications, including cloud security certificates from AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, and more than 100 accredited Cloudflare certifications.

[Related: F5 launches new SaaS-based security solution]

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