Security Strategy and Architecture


Defy Services

A custom, whole-ecosystem approach

We are committed to maximizing the efficiency of your security programs so that they seamlessly align with the goals of your business. That’s why we take the time to fully understand not only your security posture and tolerance for risk, but your company, your industry, and your brand.


Work from a single source of truth

We deliver a clear and cogent technical strategy that we independently test and validate—so you have a single source of truth in hand.


Drive business outcomes

We build strategies and business cases for security investments that drive measurable business outcomes and top-line revenue.


Invest in best-in-breed products—for you

We don’t do off-the-shelf tool sets. We proactively track innovation and innovators and bring you products that meet your needs, not ours.

Key features

Validate solutions in your environment

Our proprietary platform, Defy Labs, is one way we deliver technical value to security leaders. Through the lab, we replicate your environment and test and validate solutions that meet both your technical and business requirements. We also provide objective documentation every step of the way, so you can make confident security decisions and gain the stakeholder buy-in you need.

Digital transformation, cloud migration, remote workforces. We get in the trenches with you and ensure your security posture and success no matter the business forces in play.

Cloud Transformation and Adoption

  • Cloud Security Solutions
  • Datacenter Transformation
  • Application Security
  • DevOps Security

Microsoft Cloud Strategy

  • Azure architecture review
  • Azure Cloud Maturity Assessment
  • O365 Email Services


    Strategic support for cloud migrations

    Meet The Team

    Charlie Koehler headshot

    Charlie Koehler, Solutions Architect

    Charlie Koehler is a technical problem-solver who always views customer challenges through the lens of their broader business goals. A seasoned cybersecurity veteran who has worked extensively with both SMBs and global customers, Koehler appreciates the agility of Defy’s business approach. “We have a team-based, responsive way of working that allows us to move fast for our customers,” Koehler says. “That means we’re able to deliver the best possible service at the best possible value.”