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The Defensive Advantage

Why work with Defensive?

Save Time and Resources

We’ll work to address all your Audit, Consulting, and/or Request for Proposal (RFP) needs.

  • Research
  • Saving you time and money
  • Evaluate your business use cases.
  • Analyze

Our team of experts will propose pricing, installation, and everything in between so you can focus on your business. We’ll work behind the scenes so you can become the best you can be.


Start with a High-Resolution Baseline

Whatever the event that requires our assistance

Our team will deliver both qualitative and quantitative inventory audits of all existing services as a baseline.

This serves value to the project in understanding technologies and services that can be deprecated and replaced with superior solutions that better suit the business’s current and future needs, as well as their dependencies.


Understand Current and Future Costs

The qualitative aspect of baseline auditing is understanding all costs associated with the technologies and services that will be replaced by new solutions.

The Defensive team will analyze past and existing capital, operational, and labor expenditures related to your project and provide budget recommendations taking into account costs of new services, labor costs for implementation and configuration, as well as current and future capital and operational expenses surrounding new services licensing models and future variable costs. Our goal is always to deliver the break-even-to-ROI as quickly as possible to the business.

Best in Class Evaluation and Design

Our team is uniquely staffed with engineers, auditors, business consultants, practice managers, and project managers to bring your project from concept to technical design to implementation.

Businesses know that every aspect of your RFP should be thought out with care and attention to detail. We carefully vet Requests for Proposals; our experts will deliver a detailed, best-in-class quantitative and qualitative response analysis.


Major Cost Efficiencies

With industry-leading experience, we have helped many of the largest brands in the world procure tens of thousands of products and services at the most-favored prices. With exceptional visibility into macroeconomic equilibrium pricing, we can source products and services, regardless of geography, to suit your budget. Moreover, Defensive has unique access to a variety of provider discounts to leverage and secure the best contracts possible.

No matter your budget, we’ll find the right products and the absolute best price.

Established Reputation

We’re not new to the scene. We’ve spent many years honing our expertise as RFP consultants to provide dependable and honest services.

When we submit an RFP on your behalf, you can rest assured that providers recognize our legitimacy and neutrality. With our help, you will receive highly detailed and expedited responses so you can make more informed decisions quickly and seamlessly.

Areas of Expertise for RFP Services:

The core functionalities of our IAM strategies:

Telecommunications RFPs

We will spell out your telecom needs to get the best possible pricing for proposal requirements.

Connectivity RFPs

We’ll help you find a connectivity supplier to meet your needs, reducing downtime and boosting your performance.


Enhance your network and cloud platform security with dedicated and tailored SD-WAN and SASE solutions.

Zero Trust, ZTNA, SSE, SWG, and CASB RFPs

Guarantee your organization a modern security architecture with best-in-class solutions.

Unified Communications and Collaboration RFPs

Ensure all your technology works together smoothly and securely for real-time collaboration.

Contact Center RFPs

Manage all customer interactions across various channels with a contact center that suits your budget.

Dark Fiber RFPs

Get secure, reliable, and fast internet connectivity to expand your telecommunication infrastructure capacity through leasing and IRU contract vehicles.

Data Center RFPs

Manage business risk from downtime, high power costs, and varying tax cost centers.

Public Cloud RFPs

Utilize on-demand public clouds for computing, storage, develop-and-deploy environments, and applications.

Cloud Management and Cost Optimization RFPs

Save unnecessary expenses with cost-effective cloud management and cost optimization.

Cloud Security Posture Management RFPs

Identify misconfiguration issues and compliance risks in your cloud-based platforms.

Request for Proposal Scope with Defensive

Whatever you need, we can help. Let Defensive handle your RFPs with the following consulting services:


Existing Technology Audit


Design Workshops


Technical Consulting


RFP Writing


Third-Party Market Studies


RFP Distribution


Q&A Services


Qualitative Response Comparisons


Quantitative Pricing Comparisons


TCO Modeling


Service Level Comparisons


Host Final Presentations


Executive Summaries


Contract Negotiations and Redlining


Contract Award Announcement


Non-finalist Dismissals

Simplified Process

We’ll answer your questions exactly as you require and do no more. Our simplified process includes understanding your needs, establishing KPIs, designing your network, and identifying RFP recipients.

Understand Your Project Needs

Don’t worry about signing up for deals outside your budget that doesn’t meet the scope of your project. We’ll strive to understand your project requirements, including timelines and objectives, to procure a product or service that meets your needs.

Establish KPIs and Success Factors

What matters most to you? We’ll identify KPIs and target success factors to ensure any product or service will help you succeed. Don’t worry about wasting money on unnecessary products; we’ll streamline and optimize your product partners for your specific needs.

Assist With Technical Design

Not sure how everything will work together? We’ll assist your engineers with your technical design for a simplified approach that suits your environments. We’ll streamline your network infrastructure and integration to lower costs and produce results.

Discuss and Identify RFP Recipients

Once we’ve understood the scope of your project, we evaluate and analyze your needs to research available products and services. We’ll identify potential RFP recipients and discuss possibilities with you before approaching them on your behalf.

Why Defensive?

We’re trusted by many to run RFPs for top CIOs, CTOs, and CISOs. With our industry expertise and competitive prices, you can trust us to guide the entire RFP process. We’ll help with everything from the concept to completion and ensure you make a highly informed decision for your business procurement needs.

Why Defensive Networks?

Defensive is a Next Generation Solution Provider for a Cloud-First World. We exist to take the guesswork out of Cybersecurity and Information Technology procurement and adoption.

Defensive of your Brand.

We are trusted by leading enterprises around the globe.​

Defensive of your People.​

Let’s create harmony between Infosec, IT, Executives, End Users, and Finance.​

Defensive of your Time.

We’re straight to the point with technologies and strategies that work.

Defensive of your Budget.

Eliminate wasted expenditure and maximize the value of every dollar.


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Over 1,400+ small, medium and large enterprises.

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