Fujifilm deploys Verizon Business’ Advanced Security Operations Centre

Sowmyanarayan Sampath, Chief Executive Officer at Verizon Business

Verizon Business is supporting Japan’s FUJIFILM Holdings and its subsidiaries to strengthen its global cybersecurity monitoring and cyber intelligence capabilities. As part of Fujifilm’s ongoing IT infrastructure transformation, the company’s technology teams will have access to Verizon’s Advanced Security Operations Centre (SOC) capabilities in Canberra, Australia.

What does the partnership mean for Fujifilm?

Fujifilm’s network and security experts across the Asia-Pacific, Europe and the US regions will be able to leverage daily threat intelligence feeds from Verizon’s Threat Research Advisory Centre (VTRAC) as well as the availability of local-language security engineers and analysts that will monitor the company’s global remote environments on a 24/7/365 basis.

Fujifilm’s SOC deployment will reach a critical milestone in establishing a cloud-centric infrastructure architecture adopting a zero-trust security framework. According to the 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, the risks of external threats continue to grow.

Of particular concern is the rise in ransomware breaches, fueled by organised crime, which increased by 13% in a single year—a jump greater than the past five years combined.

Sampath Sowmyanarayan, CEO for Verizon Business Group said, “Fujifilm is one of the most admired companies that has shown what can be achieved through digital disruption. One of the byproducts for businesses who accelerate toward an increasingly digitised world is that they generate huge amounts of network data. As a result, there is a greater need to secure this data using advanced threat hunting tools to mitigate any potential malicious activities.”

What is the market offering of Fujifilm?

Founded in 1934, Fujifilm was best known for producing some of the industry’s most revered photographic film and equipment. Today, with more than 75,000 employees around the world, the company has successfully reinvented itself to become a company which continues to grow in various sectors such as healthcare, materials, business innovation and imaging.

Fujifilm adopted its “DX (Digital Transformation) Vision” in 2021 with the aim of further promoting DX to provide products and services of even greater quality, thereby dramatically enhancing value the firm provides to clients as it works toward solving social issues.

Verizon processes over 27 trillion security events every year through its nine Security Operations Centres, six forensics labs and one of the largest IP networks in the world. Additional information on Verizon’s Advanced Security Operations Services can be found here.