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WSO2 expands Securitas Direct partnership

Digital transformation leader, WSO2 (www.wso2.com) has expanded its partnership with Securitas Direct to enable Securitas Direct SA to adopt an API-first strategy thanks to WSO2 API Manager, which has been architected and deployed in two locations within the organisation to ensure optimum availability.  

Part of the Verisure Group, Securitas Direct SA will use the WSO2 platform to further expand its digital offerings by better connecting with its partner ecosystem.  Additionally, utilizing WSO2 solutions, Securitas Direct has built a simple, scalable architecture. The platform uses a microservices-driven approach, allowing developers to reuse individual components to quickly build new applications and troubleshoot issues.

“WSO2 API Manager has been a critical component in our transition to an API-first approach as it provides improved governance, security and autonomy to our development teams with ongoing integration requirements,” explains Luis Vásconez, head of platform services and solutions, Securitas Direct.  “The solution has been deployed in multiple regions to avoid any downtime that could jeopardize our customers’ experience and the services we provide.   WSO2 support has allowed us to provide a secure, seamless experience to our customers which is a key priority for us and one of the reasons we have now renewed and expanded our contract.”

added, “Securitas Direct is a long-time user of our products and services.  The organization appreciates the simplicity of the solution as well as the considerable support we provide, particularly in important architectural and decision-making areas,” adds Ricardo Diniz, VP & GM UKI and Southern Europe, WSO2.   “ WSO2 is well-known as one of the leading solutions in the market, enabling easy and secure API exposure to both internal and external consumers, as well as design and runtime governance for the APIs' entire lifecycle.   We also provide flexible deployment models that adapt to the customer's infrastructure, while maintaining seamless service discovery for developers, which is one of the reasons that Securitas Direct continues to work with us.”

Since implementing WSO2 API Manager, Securitas Direct has increased service availability, improved development efficiency through improved dependency mapping and handling.  Teams that integrate beyond team domain services are more autonomous, allowing for team growth and velocity of 10% in the last year and an estimated 10-15% growth is expected in the coming years – all this while maintaining governance for the APIs’ entire lifecycle.