Network security company Fortinet announced today the launch of security consulting services for enterprises in Southeast Asia (SEA) and Hong Kong.
This is the first services suite of its kind to be offered by a network security vendor in the region, put together with the aim of meeting customer demands for strategic consulting services.
The services provided include areas of network security assessment, vulnerability assessment, wireless security status verification, and firewall policy and configuration assessment. These are in addition to the customised training and professional services that Fortinet has already been offering the market.
All these services will be backed by a team of highly skilled networking and security professionals, manning testing and simulation facilities in Fortinet's new regional solution centre -also launched today-in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
To help enterprises better deal with emerging threats, the Fortinet Southeast Asia & Hong Kong Solution Centre will also exchange and 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.
CyberSecurity Malaysia, the specialist national cyber security agency under the Malaysia's Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, is partnering Fortinet for this initiative. More alliances will be forged with various local cyber security authorities in the region in the coming months, said Fortinet in a media statement.
Fortinet has also named AlgoSec and Ixia its technology partners. Under this partnership, AlgoSec will provide expertise to manage complex policies across firewalls and related security infrastructure; whereas Ixia will help the Fortinet team assess network security and resiliency.
George Chang, Fortinet's Vice President for Southeast Asia & Hong Kong, sees the new services as an extension of Fortinet's efforts in the provision of advanced threat response platforms to enterprises over the years.
"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," said Chang. "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. 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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