Rackspace Technology Expands Strategic Partnership with Cloudflare

Gary Alterson, Vice President of Security Services for Rackspace Technology

Rackspace Technology today announced an expanded strategic partnership with Cloudflare to offer expert services for Cloudflare Zero Trust, 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. Rackspace Technology is offering managed services for Cloudflare Zero Trust through the Rackspace Elastic Engineering for Security portfolio which is available to customers globally.

“We want to forge partnerships that really bring best-in-class cloud solutions to our customers. Our cloud-first delivery model supports businesses globally as they transform their networks, modernize applications, and now to help adopt zero trust security architectures,” said Gary Alterson, Vice President of Security Services for Rackspace Technology. “We are partnering to evolve our service models with Elastic Engineering support for Cloudflare Zero Trust to meet the demands of our customers for expert guidance on zero trust cloud architectures.”

“We are delighted to join hands with Cloudflare, and look forward to collaborating with them on their Zero Trust initiative. This partnership comes at a time when businesses across the globe are facing major cybersecurity threats post-pandemic. With Cloudflare Zero trust and Rackspace Elastic Engineering coming together, we will be able to provide best in class cyber security services to its client and let them focus on business instead of cybersecurity. Our goal is to provide Cloudflare with a secure environment for collaborative work, and we are keen to support them in their strategic initiatives.” – Anjali Tyagi, Alliance Head India & Partner Manager Cloudflare, APJ

The Rackspace Technology 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 customize, optimize, and manage their comprehensive Cloudflare platform. By adding Cloudflare Zero Trust into the Rackspace Security Service portfolio, Rackspace Technology can provide customers with a modernized SASE architecture which can scale rapidly and is in direct alignment with customers’ strategic cloud initiatives.

Broad adoption of zero trust architectures are being implemented across the world, as a critical component to secure cloud posture in today’s business and threat landscape. In fact, a recent Rackspace Technology Survey of Global IT Leaders revealed 49% of organizations believe that adoption of zero trust security practices can help tackle their most prevalent cybersecurity challenges with network, platform, and web application attacks.

“Our threat and business landscapes are constantly evolving and this is screaming for a modern Zero Trust approach, where organizations can’t automatically trust a request to their resources and instead need to efficiently verify every single request before granting access,” said Matt Harrell, Cloudflare’s Global Head of Channels & Alliances. “We have been delivering Cloudflare Zero Trust to SMBs, the Fortune 100, to the top federal governments that rely on us to help keep them secure, and we’ve now expanded our MSP arm to enable our key partners to fully license, provision, and manage, to further the delivery of Zero Trust.”

Rackspace Technology is a strategic Cloudflare alliance partner , providing expert services and 24×7 support for Cloudflare’s platform.

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