sb-as logo
Story image

Security firm NSFOCUS launches in Australia; signs Aquion as distributor

20 Mar 2017

NSFOCUS has moved into Australia and says it is ‘uniquely placed’ to protect against cyber attacks from China.

China has been associated with up to 40% of global cyber attacks - and it even seems like those attacks can take days or even months to replicate elsewhere.

These statistics have formed the basis of NSFOCUS’ security offering, which uses insight from inside China and other countries to help customers improve their own security strategies.

The company uses more than 12,000 network sensors, honeypot networks, 700Gb of daily data collection and visibility into 400 million endpoints.

“The launch of NSFOCUS into Australia is a natural extension of our progress across Asia Pacific. Australia has a mature information technology market, with a rich depth of IT expertise that includes cyber security professionals, yet corporates and governments are still falling prey to cyber-attacks,” explains Attley Ng, senior vice president Asia Pacific at NSFOCUS.

Ng believes that NSFOCUS Global Threat Intelligence will deliver strategic and tactical intelligence for a complete view of the threat landscape.

“Implementing a holistic, intelligence-driven solution with true global insight can help security teams to understand strategic and tactical intelligence – not just feed data - to take immediate action on the threats to their business. Our worldwide team of researchers and engineers work around the clock to help customers gain visibility and threat context to effectively respond to threats, both known and unknown,” he says.

The company has chosen Aquion as its Authorised Value Distributor to support the Australian market and security channel partners. Aquion managing director Stephen Balicki says the partnership presents ‘exceptional’ opportunities for data security.

“These will appeal to channel partners and reinforce our AqSEC business unit which helps customers to monitor, manage and secure all elements of enterprise infrastructure using the best technologies,” Balicki says.

The NSFOCUS suite of Threat Intelligence includes:

  • Threat Intelligence (NTI) Portal for better insight through research, data collection and analysis of crowdsourced information
  • Threat analysis alerts and reports
  • Actionable data feeds including IP address and URL reputation monitors; and known Command & Control addresses and malware hashes.
Story image
97% of organisations experienced a mobile threat in 2020 — report
93% of these attacks originated in a device network, which includes attempts to trick users into installing a malicious payload via infected websites or URLs, or to steal users’ credentials.More
Story image
Pandemic sees organisations of all sizes and industries invest in CTI
There is opportunity for organisations to better manage their cyber-threat intelligence for greater security and threat intelligence effectiveness by adopting the right tools and processes.More
Story image
Mobile devices biggest enterprise security threat - report
Businesses have left themselves vulnerable and open to cyber criminals in the rush to ensure their workforce could operate remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic.More
Story image
Kroll completes Redscan acquisition, expands cyber risk portfolio
With the addition of Redscan and its extended detection and response (XDR) enabled security operations centre (SOC) platform, Kroll expands its Kroll Responder capabilities to support a wider array of cloud and on-premise telemetry sources.More
Story image
iland and Cohesity form alliance, target data protection market
"Together with Cohesity, we will deliver elegant and cutting-edge solutions that will take our joint customers’ digital transformation projects to the next level."More
Story image
Data transparency increasingly important, Kaspersky study states
“It is clear from the data that people have developed a sense of control and they are now demanding openness about how and where their data is being managed."More