In the UK, Securitas provides physical security at several Microsoft data centre locations

About the client 

Founded in 1975, leading software company Microsoft is in 170 countries with 114,000 employees worldwide. In the UK, Microsoft has offices in Cambridge, Edinburgh, Manchester, London and Reading.  

The client brief 

In 2015, Microsoft invited tenders for their global security business as they moved from a model whereby individual countries made their own local security arrangements with a range of partners, to a model of using one global security provider.  

As a leading global security services provider, employing more than 370,000 people in 58 markets, Securitas understood the clients’ needs and subsequently entered into a long-term partnership with Microsoft.

The Securitas solution

In the UK, Securitas is responsible for providing physical security  at several data centre locations. Securitas Protective Services Officers (PSOs) provide 24/7 security at the data centre areas assigned to Microsoft, with a specific expertise in understanding insider and outsider threats within a data centre environment.

Securitas PSOs are SIA (Security Industry Authority) licensed and trained in First Aid, Counter Terrorism, Customer Experience and Protective Services methodology. As fully trained fire marshals too, the officers provide a professional and reassuring presence. 

Securitas protects over 100 Microsoft data centres across the world, working as a trusted partner to the client and providing exceptional service and security, with a dedicated point of contact to co-ordinate operations across all countries.

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