Jan van Leersum, Managing Director, Network Box
Network Box is a privately held company headquartered in Hong Kong. Recently, it started operations in Singapore.
Jan van Leersum, Managing Director, Network Box, Singapore talks about how his company was not susceptible to the Heartbleed vulnerability, and how they were able to protect their customers from the attack, without even needing an update.
Network Box is quite well-known in Hong Kong? Why did you decide to expand to Singapore?
Network Box is not only well-known in Hong Kong, but is recognized globally, as a leader in the field of cyber security. Network Box has 16 Security Operations Centres around the world. Our managed security services address the needs of businesses operating in today's Internet connected world. We have won over 80 industry awards to date, including three Gold Awards published out of Silicon Valley itself.
At Network Box, our goal is to offer companies of all sizes, cutting-edge security solutions, which are both exceptional and affordable. We are always expanding our global network, and with Singapore being such a major business hub in Asia for multi-national companies, it is a very logical fit. But it is not only multi-nationals that need highly effective cyber security, in today's heightened threat landscape. Small and medium sized companies, which make up the vast majority of registered companies in Singapore, also need professional help to protect their computer networks.
Indeed, SMEs are the least able to help themselves, as they usually have limited resources, yet are also least able to recover from a major cyber-attack.
There are thousands of security companies in the world. What is so unique about your security product?
The uniqueness of Network Box is that it looks like a product, but it is actually a service. This is the key element that distinguishes us from almost all other security vendors; we offer fully managed cyber security services. There are literally millions of cyber threats out there, all trying to compromise the security of your network, why not let the experts manage your security, so you can concentrate on running your business?
With Network Box, once we install our device, we remotely monitor, manage and protect our customers' networks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
We analyze over 800 million statistical data packets each day, in order to properly monitor cyber threats. We also cooperate with more than 70 security partners, to share threat intelligence, and operate over 250,000 virtual honey-pots deployed in the cloud.
This global intelligence gathering enables us to stay ahead of the game. So if there is a new threat detected, we can automatically PUSH out security patches, via our 16 Security Operations Centres across the globe. Our patented PUSH technology allows every Network Box device in the world to be updated in an average time of less than 45 seconds. For Zero-Day Malware protection, Network Box has a multi-award winning in-the-cloud defense shield called Z-Scan, which can block new viruses in as little as 3 seconds, from when they first appear.
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