Photo - Paul Choy, Allied Telesis Malaysia
Allied Telesis' new series next generation firewalls, which will use anti-malware and anti-virus engines from Russian security solutions firm Kaspersky Lab, will be available in Malaysia from May 2015, said the networking infrastructure firm.
Allied Telesis, which also deploys IP Triple Play networks, has announced its collaboration with Kaspersky Lab to meet the problem of evolving and tailored cyber threats with a solution with greater intelligence, control, and insight, said Paul Choy, Malaysia country sales manager, when giving a local perspective to the global tie-up.
"Next Generation Firewall is a highly scalable platform and is capable of servicing SMEs [small and medium enterprises] through to mid-enterprise organisations," said Choy.
"The cost is made up of both hardware and software costs and will depend on the exact configuration required by the customer. The device regularly updates its signature database for up to the minute protection against malware, viruses and other cyber-attacks. The Kaspersky technology is a software subscription for use with our Next Generation Firewall (AT-ARx050) platform and will be available in Malaysia in May 2015," he said.
Choy said Allied Telesis has been developing security appliances for more than 20 years, and was one of the first vendors to deploy Virtual Private Network (VPN) functionality within its devices.
During the global announcement, Allied Telesis senior product manager, Graham Walker, commented: "We're very pleased to partner with Kaspersky Lab because their anti-malware products offer excellent threat protection with high throughput. Our customers expect the best security - without bottlenecks, so we selected the Anti-Virus and SafeStream II products for their performance and pedigree. Kaspersky Lab has a long history of being the first to discover and rapidly mitigate new threats," he commented.
He said the new firewalls will be a revolution for the organisation, and raise internal and external threat protection and network resource optimization to a whole new level to cope with the demands of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the Internet of Things.
"We take pride in this opportunity to initiate business relations with Allied Telesis," says Andrew Dai, director for business development in APAC countries, Kaspersky Lab. "We believe the mutually beneficial cooperation will enable the two companies to address specific market needs."
Seiichiro Sato, director of global product marketing, Allied Telesis, added: "We are seeing considerable demand from customers looking for a manageable security solution for their Enterprise networks. By partnering with Kaspersky Lab, our Next-Generation Firewalls can offer excellent performance and protection in an easy-to-use package."
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