NetSPI and BMC Collaborate to Strengthen Mainframe Security  

Minneapolis, MN – August 10, 2023NetSPI, the global leader in offensive security, has announced a strategic collaboration with BMC, a global leader in software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, to strengthen mainframe security for their customers. The collaboration aligns with BMC’s commitment to partnering with best-of-breed security brands, enabling both companies to deliver enhanced cybersecurity solutions to organizations worldwide, with an emphasis on mainframe security. 

BMC customers will now have access to NetSPI’s comprehensive mainframe penetration testing solutions and state-of-the-art delivery platforms to evaluate network security from an adversarial perspective. In return, NetSPI solutions will use BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (BMC AMI) software assets, enabling automated vulnerability scanning to identify and address potential exploits. NetSPI will also contribute to the future development of the BMC AMI security portfolio, driving innovation in mainframe vulnerability management solutions.  

John McKenny, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intelligent Z Optimization and Transformation at BMC, highlighted the benefits of the effort, stating, “Our customers will benefit from independent pentesting services delivered by NetSPI, a world-leading brand in the cybersecurity field. Their expertise and insights on mainframe security will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our BMC AMI Security portfolio.” 

“Mainframes still hold critical information and perform critical functions for a lot of large enterprises today. Regular security testing must be prioritized,” stated Philip Young, Director of Mainframe Pen-testing at NetSPI. “Enterprises can’t afford downtime on their mainframes. This collaboration ensures our mutual customers the best protection so they can continue innovating – with confidence.” 

Lauren Gimmillaro, VP Business Development and Strategic Alliances at NetSPI, expressed her excitement about the new offerings, saying, “We are thrilled to join forces with BMC Software. This collaboration not only expands the reach of our offensive security solutions but also provides us with an opportunity to contribute to the BMC AMI Security portfolio, driving innovation and delivering comprehensive vulnerability management solutions to organizations worldwide.” 

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About NetSPI

NetSPI is the global leader in offensive security, delivering the most comprehensive suite of penetration testing, attack surface management, and breach and attack simulation solutions. Through a combination of technology innovation and human ingenuity NetSPI helps organizations discover, prioritize, and remediate security vulnerabilities. Its global cybersecurity experts are committed to securing the world’s most prominent organizations, including nine of the top 10 U.S. banks, four of the top five leading cloud providers, four of the five largest healthcare companies, three FAANG companies, seven of the top 10 U.S. retailers & e-commerce companies, and many of the Fortune 500. NetSPI is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, with offices across the U.S., Canada, the UK, and India. 

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Media Contacts:
Tori Norris, NetSPI
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Jessica Bettencourt, Inkhouse for NetSPI
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