Securitas has signed an expanded 5-year agreement to provide data centre security for Microsoft in 31 countries, solidifying a strong relationship.
Securitas has been delivering security solutions for Microsoft since 2005, building a foundation of trust and collaboration. The global agreement, which began in November 2016, includes risk management, comprehensive security technology as a system integrator, specialised safety, and security resources, guarding services and digital interfaces, as well as global account management.
“We are excited to continue to work with Microsoft Cloud Operations and Innovation”, says Milton Plet, Senior Vice President, Global Clients Data Center Group. “This contract encompasses a broad range of services tailored specifically to the needs of Microsoft. We are committed to delivering the highest level of security when and wherever needed.”
The agreement, effective from July 1, 2023, reflects Securitas’ commitment to mutual success. With shared values centred on trust, ethics, and sustainability, Securitas builds on a stable foundation for providing exceptional services while promoting a secure and inclusive environment.
“Securitas and Microsoft are a great match”, continues Magnus Ahlqvist, President and CEO of Securitas. “We have developed a strong relationship with Microsoft over the years thanks to our extensive global presence, industry expertise, and solid governance. Through our consistent dedication, we have gained insight into their requirements, enabling us to deliver exceptional security solutions.”
Looking ahead, Securitas has outlined long-term goals for the collaboration. Innovation and the integration of technology are key focus areas for Securitas to achieve an optimal balance between guarding and advanced security solutions.
“Trust is paramount in our industry”, says Mark Plesnicher, Head of Datacenter Physical Security, Microsoft. “We are confident that Securitas will ensure that our data centre physical security programme remains innovative, robust, and effective. They have demonstrated stability as a collaborator, assisting us in navigating the challenges of our swiftly expanding business. We recognise the value of our relationship with Securitas and anticipate its future growth.”
This expanded contract between Securitas and Microsoft marks an important milestone in their relationship. With a shared vision, strong cultural alignment, and unwavering commitment to excellence, Securitas and Microsoft are poised to achieve great accomplishments together.
“Microsoft is more than just a client to us”, Magnus Ahlqvist concludes. “Our relationship is built on a win-win, where their success is our success. During the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, we worked closely with Microsoft to rapidly implement a comprehensive security plan that ensured the protection of their data centers. This challenging period further strengthened our bond, and we are excited to continue supporting Microsoft.”