Microsoft Canada Recognizes Difenda as Winner of the 2023 Security Impact Award

TORONTO--()--Difenda is proud to announce it has won the 2023 Microsoft Canada Security Impact Award. These annual Canadian awards recognize the Microsoft partners who have enhanced the lives of Canadians by championing diversity and inclusion, provided exceptional customer service, and embraced digital transformation utilizing Microsoft technology.

"We are honored to be recognized by Microsoft Canada for our security expertise," said Derek Nugent, VP of Revenue and Business Strategy at Difenda. "As a cybersecurity-first, Microsoft-only company focused on meeting customers at any stage of their journey, we empower customers to maximize their security investments by aligning desired outcomes with existing Microsoft Security tools. This award is a testament to our unwavering commitment to delivering tangible outcomes for our customers. We couldn't be more excited."

Difenda has over ten years of experience creating valuable business outcomes through managed and professional services powered by Microsoft Security.

"In 2022, the City of Brampton partnered with Difenda for MXDR (Managed Extended Detection and Response) as part of our cybersecurity enhancement plan to keep our citizens as safe as possible from cyberattacks," said Douglas Elsmore Chief Information Officer of the City of Brampton. "Remarkably, we were able to optimize our IT team, maximize our technical capabilities and our taxpayer dollars with MXDR which provided the technology and expertise needed to create a proactive, and resilient security environment.”

Microsoft Canada presented these awards in 32 categories on July 5, 2023 as part of a lead-up to Microsoft’s Inspire conference. Winners were selected based on the outstanding work the companies provided for their customers and community.

“We are pleased to recognize Difenda as this year’s recipient of the Security Impact Award,” said Harp Girn, Vice President, Global Partner Solutions, Microsoft Canada. “Our partners are the backbone of our company and have demonstrated excellence in innovation and harnessed Microsoft’s solutions to enable customers to achieve more. We take great pride in the diversity of our ecosystem and look forward to celebrating their outstanding achievements."

About Difenda

Difenda is a Sec-Ops-As-A-Service company taking a cybersecurity-first, Microsoft-only approach to solving today's toughest cybersecurity challenges. Difenda is a Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) member, a Microsoft Solutions Partner for Security, achieved MXDR solution status, and holds Microsoft Specializations in Threat Protection and Cloud Security.


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