Photo - Dato' Seri George Chang - Fortinet's Vice President for Southeast Asia & Hong Kong.
Network security specialist Fortinet, which recently launched security consulting services in Asia, has an early partner in national cyber security agency CyberSecurity Malaysia for a new regional centre in Malaysia.
Dato' Seri George Chang, Fortinet's vice president for Southeast Asia & Hong Kong, said the new centre in Kuala Lumpur will help to provide strategic security assessment and threat intelligence services to organisations in Southeast Asia.
The centre in Malaysia will include a team of highly skilled networking and security professionals with state-of-the-art testing and simulation facilities, said Chang. The team will also share threat information with local threat intelligence authorities, and analyse them along with global threat landscape data picked up by FortiGuard Labs' global R&D team, which has labs in Malaysia, Japan, China, the US, Canada and France.
He said that CyberSecurity Malaysia was an early Fortinet partner for this initiative and that more alliances were being made with similar authorities in the region in the coming months.
Recent technology partners include AlgoSec and Ixia. "AlgoSec will provide expertise to manage complex policies across firewalls and related security infrastructures while Ixia will help the Fortinet team assess network security and resiliency," said Chang.
Current threat landscape
"In the current threat landscape, security is more challenging than ever before," said AlgoSec's APAC general manager, Guy Givoni. "Fortinet's security consulting services therefore provides a vital service to enterprise organisations in the region and we are very pleased to be an integral partner in this initiative,"
"By using AlgoSec's security policy management suite, Fortinet security experts will be able help our joint customers streamline security operations and change management, ensure continuous compliance and deliver tighter security," said Givoni.
Fortinet's Chang said the new services form part of the company's drive to provide advanced threat response platforms to enterprises.
"The region has matured to the extent that enterprises are no longer content to be provided with hardware and software tools. They demand consultancy and services - which are backed by solid R&D - to meet their business needs," he said.
"That's exactly what we are putting in place with our Solution Centre and our threat intelligence partnerships, which are built on top of our global R&D capabilities," said Chang. "Through this portfolio of new services, which will be expanded over time, we want to raise the bar in the network security industry and properly help enterprises reap the business benefits of good security practices."
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