On June 14 2022, Aqua Security announced the general availability (GA) of cloud native security software-as-a-service (SaaS) from Singapore, serving the broader Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region.
According to a press release by Aqua Security, customers may “immediately take advantage of the data sovereignty, platform security, and flexibility provided by the SaaS service to prevent cloud native attacks before they happen.”
Following the GA launch of SaaS in Singapore, Singapore now offers Aqua’s full Enterprise suite, building on two earlier services already being provided to customers: Aqua’s CyberCenter threat intelligence and vulnerability information database for scanning, and Dynamic Threat Analysis (DTA).
Both services allow DevOps teams to bolster their cybersecurity protection, identifying malware and potentially malicious code more easily.
With the full Enterprise suite now being offered in the Singapore SaaS region, customers may now benefit from Aqua’s Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP), which includes software supply chain security and shift-left risk-centric vulnerability management, security issue categorisation and runtime protection.
Surging Interest in Integrated and Unified Cloud Security Platform
Robert D’Amico, Area Vice President of APJ at Aqua, affirmed the significance of Singapore as a data hub, saying that “we have a number of existing public sector customers in Singapore, and we are committed to meeting our customer needs and requirements.”
He added that “we’re seeing a surging interest from customers for an integrated and unified platform that protects the full cloud native application lifecycle from code to runtime. Eliminating multiple point solutions drives down operational cost and complexity.”
Furthermore, since the Cybersecurity Act 2018 entered into force on April 11 2022 in Singapore, licensable cybersecurity services have been held to a higher standard in reducing safety and security risks. The Cybersecurity Act establishes a legal framework for the oversight and maintenance of national cybersecurity in Singapore, through a light-touch licensing framework which progressively raises the quality of cybersecurity services.
In light of these developments, Aqua Security’s move to ramp up its cloud security offerings is especially timely.
Aqua Security also noted that it would continue to grow its partnerships with technology alliance leaders in the region.
Head of Alliances for APJ at Aqua Security, Luke Bennett, noted that “we have strong partnerships in the region, and it allows our local customers to leverage our joint investments in Singapore.”
“It’s about providing customers flexibility – both on data processing location and on integration preference across many cloud and technical partners. We are committed to integrate and process data securely, regardless of location, for workloads running in public clouds, on-premise data centres and hybrid architectures.”
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