Brazil's leading information security firm plans European expansion

Tempest Security Intelligence Launches UK Operations

London, (PresseBox) - Having established itself as Brazil's leading provider of information security and fraud prevention solutions, Tempest Security Intelligence has expanded its operations to the UK to extend its reach into the European market. The company combines profound information security expertise with in-depth business knowledge gained from 12 years' experience in highly demanding markets to create tailored solutions for organisations of all sizes. Its rigorous approach has won it an impressive list of clients, with whom it has built long-term relationships, including some of the largest global financial institutions and retailers.

Tempest's comprehensive security and testing services are broken down into five main categories:

- Managed Security Services delivered to robust SLAs to provide 24/7 protection for clients' business systems.
- Threat intelligence to provide continuously updated, risk-assessed information on the latest potential and actual information security threats.
- Penetration testing and application security to identify and mitigate risks arising from any gaps in an organisation's IT environment.
- Consultancy from its information security experts to support an organisation's own in-house experts in providing information security and fraud prevention solutions.
- On-site teams to provide hands-on support at clients' premises.

Berta Papp, Managing Director of Tempest UK says: "As one of the world's fastest growing economies, Brazil has widespread adoption of sophisticated technologies and advanced business systems, particularly in the field of financial services and banking. However, we have also seen a commensurate rise in the amount of potential fraudulent activity and cyber attackers looking for vulnerable but lucrative systems. As a result, Brazil is one of the toughest information security markets in the world."

She continued, "Tempest is now bringing the extensive experience it has gained in its domestic markets to Europe, with what we believe is the right combination of service offerings, market-leading expertise, reporting and operational transparency, and a commitment to customer service that organisations are looking for."

All Tempest services meet the international ISO 9001 standard for information security, and the company is recognised in Brazil for its in-depth technical expertise, the strength of its research and development, its operational maturity and its commitment to client service and delivering the services that clients need. Tempest's founders are highly regarded within the industry as thought leaders, and over the past 20 years have developed strong academic and practical credentials in the field.

The company has a team of more than 90 professionals working in Brazil and the UK. The company emphasises the value of professional training to the highest standards and invests heavily in its recruits through ongoing training and development programmes to ensure they remain ahead of new technologies.


Tempest Security Intelligence was founded in 2000 to provide a comprehensive range of managed security and testing services to organisations of all sizes in both the private and public sectors. The company is Brazil's leading provider of information security services, and is the recognised information security partner for three of the top four financial institutions in Brazil, the top three telecoms companies as well as other critical infrastructure providers, including the national energy controlling agency and the Brazilian Army. Tempest is headquartered in Recife, and the company also has offices in Sao Paulo in Brazil, as well as London in the UK.

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