Carlos Colell Sorinas, CEO
The last 18 months have witnessed an acceleration in the digital transformation as most companies sought to gain a greater competitive advantage. Also, the definition of the workplace has transformed dramatically today owing to the rapid growth of hybrid work culture. This new reality presents challenges for companies, starting with the need to have security not only when employees are working from the company (usually through devices managed by IT), but when those same people work from home using their own personal computers. In essence, businesses are in an advanced process of digitization in which the cloud has been the main ally, but now many of them have realized that it is time to pay attention to security. Along with this, the complexity of IT environments (multi-cloud, multi-devices, multi-identities, IoT, AI, etc) and the evolution of threats have a significant impact on security management. The situation necessitates companies to consider committing to security through a Zero-Trust strategy the best defensive approach that an organization can take.
That’s where Softeng, one of the top European companies specializing in digital cyber security, takes centre stage. The company, based on Barcelona (Spain), has been able to package innovation in its managed services model to drive the necessary changes successfully and quickly for many companies. From the outset, Softeng was mainly dedicated to the deployment and management of Microsoft on-premises infrastructures and the development of classic custom software for clients, and from 2012, it has been focussed solely on the Microsoft cloud. “Our clients see us as an expert Microsoft Cloud Partner that works with them to drive innovation, improving their digitization status and security,” says Mr. Carlos Colell, the CEO at Softeng.
Softeng has an accompanying program designed so that companies committed to the Microsoft cloud receive a boost in their transformation process, making the most of the digitization and security modernization capabilities offered by Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure products. The company’s services enable the modernization of the workplace by automating business processes and obtaining intelligent information from the data of an organization. At the same time, they deploy the security necessary today to cover the protection of the identity of people, applications, data, devices and finally, the infrastructure of a company (regardless of whether it is in the cloud, in any data centre or distributed in different places). Softeng also adds detection capabilities and real-time reactions to breaches and cyber threats.
Relying on the intelligent cyber security, capabilities offered by Microsoft’s cloud, Softeng addresses the challenges of companies in terms of cyber security through a modern support service.
Our clients see us as an expert Microsoft Cloud Partner that works with them to drive innovation, improving their digitization status and security
This combined with the company’s own “Softeng Zero Trust” methodology, implements a security roadmap through an iterative delivery and maintenance model of previously designed, created, and tested service packages, helping to maintain it in a setting fraught with constant cyber threats. Specifically, Softeng helps protect all the vulnerable.
surfaces of a company (“Identity”, “Applications”, “Data”, “Devices” and “Infrastructure”) wherever they are (office, at home, in a Datacenter or in any cloud). The clients are also enabled with the ability to validate each access and operation to any data or resource in real-time, detecting and reacting immediately to a possible threat or intrusion. Also, based on all the information collected in real-time, Softeng determines and informs its clients about the level of risk of suffering a security incident at all times and the actions that are recommended.
What differentiates Softeng, apart from its high knowledge of the Microsoft cloud and its packaged digital security roadmap, is its managed services that include self-created applications that help IT to manage Microsoft cloud and security as well as drive user adoption of the deployed technologies. As a result, it becomes seamless for clients to adopt innovation in a faster and much more efficient way. Further, unlike other companies, Softeng enhances the efficacy of the Zero Trust security model by integrating it throughout a client’s IT environment such that the impact on the user experience is minimal. In this way, through its experience and packaged solutions, the company provides agility and speed in the digitization and security processes of its customers.
With a turnover of close to €10 million in 2021, Softeng is having a sustained year over year (YoY) growth of more than 20 percent, offering demonstrations of an important solidity and maturity. In January of next year, Softeng will celebrate its 25th anniversary in the IT sector, proving to be a company that has managed to overcome the challenges posed by the market and technology. Currently, Softeng has become one of the most qualified Microsoft partners in Europe, having been recognized by Redmond through 16 GOLD competencies and eight advanced specializations. “There are also expansion plans and the creation of new solutions related to digitization and security with the aim of further driving innovation in its customers, preserving its DNA of value delivery and continuous improvement,” concludes Mr. Colell.