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Sophos's Malaysia plan includes 40 percent market growth

AvantiKumar | July 4, 2012
New initiatives for partners in Malaysia also announced by Sophos.

Kelvin Lim - Sophos

PHOTO - Kelvin Lim, director, ASEAN, Sophos ASEAN.

Security solutions provider Sophos has announced expansion plans for its operations in Malaysia and expects a year on year market growth of 40 percent this year in Malaysia.

Speaking on 19 June 2012, during the launch in Malaysia of the company's new modular 'Complete Security Suites: Web Protection, Data Protection and Complete Security', Sophos director, ASEAN, Kelvin Lim, said the company was also announcing new initiatives for its partner network as well as an increase of headcount for its Malaysia operations with the addition of one more key staff.

Lim said the company has experienced 20 percent growth despite various economic uncertainties around the world. "The new suite focuses on a unified and complete approach to providing security solutions for businesses around the world and now protects more than 100 million users, including most of the Global 500 companies, with free home use for clients' staff."

"A UTM (unified threat management) feature has been enhanced by the acquisition of German UTM firm Astaro Security Gateway," he said, adding that there has been a shift especially in Asia towards endpoint security in recent years. "This includes the moving to secure mobile devices, enhanced by the 'bring-your-own device' (BYOD) trend. Companies need mobile management and cloud security functionality."

"Today's threats come directly from the Web, and there is well-organised sharing of knowledge by cyber criminals," said Lim. "The 'good guys' - especially the security solutions industry - need to develop similar sharing of information to help combat the increasing rise of sophisticated cyber crime."

Sophos' local customers include Maybank, Public Bank, Aviva, ING and Celcom, he said. "Currently, Sophos has two distributors in Malaysia. We are reclassifying our group of channel partners and also plan to hold training and education events in Malaysia this year."


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