ELCA and BlueVoyant Invest In and Expand Swiss Cybersecurity Offerings

January 10, 2022

ELCA announced today the creation of a new Cyber-Defense joint venture: Senthorus. Senthorus, a joint venture powered by cyber defense company BlueVoyant, will operate a new, Switzerland-based SOC (Security Operations Center). This will allow clients to benefit from state-of-the-art protection from an independent trusted Swiss company, keeping all customer data in Switzerland.

The partnership between ELCA and BlueVoyant brings together years of experience in IT and Cyber Detection and Response. It enables ELCA and BlueVoyant to service client needs on a bespoke basis. With cyberattacks escalating, together they will offer world-class implementation, threat alerting, mitigation, and resolution.

The Security Operations Center (SOC) will be based in Switzerland and all data will be processed and stored locally in Switzerland. It will function as the new home of a considerable group of specialists in cyber-defense. This provides us the opportunity to offer Swiss organizations an integrated security service while at the same time being close at hand. “Cyberattacks grew exponentially over the last 18 months,” said Cedric Moret, CEO ELCA Informatique.

“Recent events showed to be an ideal setting for enhanced cyberattacks attempts. It has been shown that the majority of Switzerland’s companies are exposed to uninterrupted threats representing a major risk to lose assets and data or being the victim of extortion attempts. ELCA wants all Swiss companies to have access to the best defenses to keep their organizations safe. The partnership with BlueVoyant provides us the capability to offer Swiss organizations a sovereign based service while providing world class managed security, countering the ever-present cyber threat.”

“Senthorus has been created to reinforce our subsidiary ELCA-Security, which centralizes all cybersecurity capabilities of the ELCA Group for our clients,” added Mr. Moret.

For many years ELCA has established itself as the leading independent Swiss IT provider, with long- term clients in both private and public sectors across all areas of IT. ELCA’s commitment to the Swiss market, with this new partnership, will enable ELCA clients to immediately capitalise on world class cyber defense needs for secure business and digital transformation.

“Our partnership is testament to the global demand for superior cybersecurity outsourcing from organizations of all sizes, which want access to not only the best solutions but also the expertise to actively prevent and defend against today’s adversaries, in order to keep their environment safe.

“Switzerland is a key country in BlueVoyant’s global expansion, and our joint venture with ELCA enables both companies to deliver outstanding local capabilities to Swiss organizations. Senthorus, ‘powered by BlueVoyant,’ will benefit from our federated SOC strategy, while keeping client data in Switzerland and providing expert local support,” added Jim Rosenthal, CEO, BlueVoyant.

ELCA Security’s mission is to serve any company or public sector organization when it comes to pre-empting (strategic security consulting), protection (secure architecture and encryption), detection (end points and objects monitoring) and defense (incident response).

Its commitment to the Swiss workplace, way of working and the combined track record of ELCA and BlueVoyant enables Swiss companies to work with the local team benefitting from best-in-class scalable cyber defense.

For further information please contact:

BlueVoyant Press Contact
C8 Consulting Ltd
Kiri O’Leary, PR Manager
E: [email protected]
T: +44 (0)7403 189196

ELCA Informatik AG Press Contact
José Gomez, Senior Manager
Flurstrasse 62, 8048 Zürich
E: [email protected]
T: +41 44 456 32 23