Nixu is Microsoft's End-to-End Security Partner of the Year 2023 in Finland

Nixu Cybersecurity

Nixu Cybersecurity

September 7, 2023 at 17:00

Nixu has received the End-to-end Security Partner of the Year 2023 award from Microsoft. The award ceremony took place at the Microsoft headquarters in Espoo, Finland on September 7, 2023. The award was received by the Service Area Lead for Nixu's Managed Services, Jan Mickos, with his team members who have been involved in Nixu's cooperation with Microsoft. The basis for the award was the breadth of Nixu’s cybersecurity solutions based on Microsoft technology, as well as Nixu's long-term partnership with its clients, extensively utilizing Microsoft products. To listen to Jan Mickos' insights on the relevance of cybersecurity, listen to the newly-released podcast episode "Kyberturva koskettaa kaikenkokoisia yrityksiä" on Spotify.

The award is based on Nixu's strategic and holistic approach to driving the development of cybersecurity solutions together with Microsoft. The cooperation provides both companies a competitive advantage in Finland, and Nixu aims to extend this successful approach to all countries where it operates.

"At the core of Nixu's mission and goals is to secure business resilience and support its manifestation in our clients' cybersecurity. It is therefore important for us to be able to protect our clients' entire IT environments, from endpoints to networks, servers, and business applications, whether they be in the cloud or one’s own data centers, with solutions based on Microsoft technology," says Jan Mickos, Service Area Lead, Managed Services at Nixu.

Microsoft POTYA Managed Services team group photo
From left to right: Olli Paasikoski, Jesse Laamanen, Jan Mickos, Maria Saarlo and Mika Hållfast from Nixu's Managed Services at Microsoft's award ceremony

"Nixu has done a truly convincing job for our customers in the field of information security by ensuring the business continuity of companies and communities with its Microsoft technology-based solutions. The win for the End-to-End Security Partner of the Year goes deservedly to Nixu's top talent team", says Mervi Airaksinen, Managing Director, Microsoft Finland.

In an era of ever-evolving cyber threats, companies face increasing security risks. Nixu's Threat Intelligence team has noted ransomware as one of the biggest threats to many companies' business practices. The partnership leading to this award enabled Nixu to meet this challenge. The goal has been zero cybersecurity incidents on client systems and services, ensuring business resilience, transparency, and agility.

The company has strategically decided to invest in the Microsoft partnership and ecosystem, especially on the Managed Services side. Nixu has successfully leveraged Microsoft's partner programs comprehensively and effectively for the benefit of its clients, with good results. 

"This significant recognition bestowed upon us is an indication that we have made the right strategic choices over time. It has been exciting to see the evolution of Microsoft's cybersecurity capabilities and technology. Combined with Nixu's expertise, they allow us to deliver world-class cybersecurity services to our clients," said Mickos.

We warmly thank Microsoft for this exciting journey and recognition and greatly appreciate all the associated Nixuans making cyberspace a secure place together with Microsoft.

Jan Mickos as Microsoft Partner of the Year podcast guest

Dive deeper into Jan Mickos' insights on the relevance of cybersecurity by listening to the new episode "Kyberturva koskettaa kaikenkokoisia yrityksiä" / "Cybersecurity affects companies of all sizes" (in Finnish) on Microsoft's podcast Teknologian Supervoimat on Spotify

Episode description:
Ransomware, geopoliittinen ympäristö, Suomen Nato-jäsenyys… Tietoturvauhkat koskettavat kaikenkokoisia organisaatioita, ja kyber- ja tietoturvan syväosaaja Nixu auttaa asiakkaita uhkien ymmärtämisessä ja ehkäisyssä. Jaksossa vuoden end-to-end security -kumppani Nixun Jan Mickos keskustelee tietoturvan trendeistä, palvelutarjonnasta ja asiakkaiden vaihtelevista valmiuksista varautua kyberhyökkäyksiin.

Ransomware, the geopolitical environment, Finland's NATO membership... Information security threats affect organizations of all sizes, and Nixu, a deep expert in cyber and information security, helps its clients understand and prevent threats. In this episode, Nixu's End-to-End Security Partner of the Year, Jan Mickos, discusses information security trends, service offerings, and clients' varying readiness to prepare for cyber attacks.

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