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CrowdStrike Survey: Majority of businesses in Thailand see cybersecurity as top priority

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CrowdStrike Survey: Majority of businesses in Thailand see cybersecurity as top priority

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CrowdStrike Survey: Majority of businesses in Thailand see cybersecurity as top priority

US-based cybersecurity company CrowdStrike revealed nearly 80% of business leaders in Thailand view cybersecurity as the top priority in recovering after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conducted between May and June, the 2020 Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) State of Security Report surveyed over 2,000 respondents from Japan and Asia Pacfic, aiming to explore how COVID-19 has impacted their cybersecurity measures.

“The pandemic may have had the biggest impact on the way organisations operate since the introduction of office PCs, said Andrew Littleproud, the Vice President for APJ at CrowdStrike.

CrowdStrike uncovered an increase in electronic crime activity, with an increase of more than 330% since the start of 2020, compared with the same period in 2019.

According to the report, 63% of business leaders in Thailand consider cyberattacks to be one of the top threats to their business operations over the next six months. The other two threats are compounding economic conditions (79%) and potential new waves of COVID-19 infections (65%).

However, despite the level of concern, many businesses in Thailand are not equipped for dealing with cyberattacks. The survey found that 30% of businesses have yet to upgrade their IT infrastructure to accommodate remote employees, leaving them exposed to cyberthreats as they work from home.

“The reaction of business leaders has been impressive, but the speed and size of change to a remote workforce has led to some inevitable gaps, particularly in the cybersecurity of organisations,” added Mr. Littleproud.

25% of respondents in Thailand also stated they have yet to be informed of COVID-19 malware-related attacks, and 14% have not received additional cybersecurity training.

The report continued that remote working will present more cybersecurity challenges in the next 18 months, the top challenges being new regulations surrounding remote work (68%), the costs of compliance (62%) legacy infrastructure (58%), managing a remote workforce (57%) and potential limited budget (56%).

“Remote work is expected to continue for some time and we might not even return to the past of having employees in the office for the entire workweek. Organisations must therefore update their cybersecurity policies to factor in remote or hybrid working,” continued Mr. Littleproud.

To mitigate the cybersecurity challenges, 86% of local business leaders said they planned on additional security training in the future.

“In the new business normal, it will be vital to implement solutions that can be quickly deployed at scale to detect new threats, adhere to new regulations, and leverage the cloud so they can be easily managed remotely,” recommended Mr. Littleproud.

Elsewhere in Asia Pacific, CloudStrike also found that almost 9 out of 10 business leaders in the Philippines saw cybersecurity as a priority, with 76% of local business leaders seeing the need to raise cybersecurity software investment over the next six months.

“Keeping employees educated on cyberthreats brought about by remote or hybrid working situations and educating them on cyber hygiene are important for minimising exposure,” said Sherif El Nabawi, CrowdStrike’s Vice President of Engineering for Asia Pacific and Japan.

But, the worrying trend of a lack of preparedness continues, as the report found that 37% have not revamped security programs, 22% of local business leaders do not know what to do in the event of a data breach, and 40% have not received additional security training, making organisations vulnerable to new and more sophisticated cyberattacks.

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South Korea’s Penta Security enters Indonesia market, signs deal with top tech distributor

South Korea’s Penta Security enters Indonesia market, signs deal with top tech distributor

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South Korean cybersecurity company Penta Security has entered the Indonesia market by signing a deal with the country’s top tech distributor for IT security products and solution, PT. Prospera Aswindra Teknologi.

The distribution agreement comes at a time when Indonesia is undergoing major digital transformation efforts, which opens up the country to greater cybersecurity challenges.

With the growing challenges, Indonesia is seeing a high demand for cybersecurity solutions, as  governments and businesses face a growing number of cyber threats.

Anyone for WAPPLES?

Founded in 1997, Penta Security offers a wide range of cybersecurity protection solutions to organisations in the Asia Pacific. 

Its flagship product, WAPPLES, is a web application firewall that utilises a logic-based detection engine known as COCEP (Contents Classification and Evaluation Processing), to guard against sensitive data leakage, malicious cyberthreats and website defacement.

PT. Prospera Aswindra Teknologi has chosen WAPPLES to protect its web applications from cyberattacks.

“Our priority is to focus on staying ahead of the attacks whilst letting our users operate their businesses in the safest environment,” said DS Kim, the Chief Strategy Officer of Penta Security.

WAPPLES comes in both hardware and software, optimised for cloud platforms.

“To overcome the increased sophistication of web attacks, WAPPLES’ rule-based COCEP engine operates more logically and efficiently than existing WAFs in the market,” added Mr. Kim.

In July, Indonesia pushed ahead with a data protection law, which will make it illegal to collect consumer data without permission, requiring businesses to alert customers within days of knowing that their names, email and other information had been breached.

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US Department of Justice press charges against five Chinese, two Malaysians for cybersecurity hacks

US Department of Justice press charges against five Chinese, two Malaysians for cybersecurity hacks

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US Department of Justice press charges against five Chinese, two Malaysians for cybersecurity hacks

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) announced it will press charges against five Chinese nationals and two Malaysian nationals over global hacking operations.

Over the course of six years, the seven threat actors hacked hundreds of organisations around the world to steal confidential information, hijack user identity, install ransomware and “crypto-jack”, which involves using the victim’s computers to mine cryptocurrency.

In August 2019 and August 2020, a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., returned three separate indictments. All indictments charged Chinese nationals Zhang Haoran, Tan Dailin, Jiang Lizhi, Qian Chuan, and Fu Qiang as well as Malaysian nationals Wong Ong Hua, and Ling Yang Ching with similar counts of  conspiracy, fraud, aggravated identity theft, money laundering, and violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

According to the DoJ, the five Chinese hackers also collected information on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement.

“The scope and sophistication of the crimes in these unsealed indictments is unprecedented. The alleged criminal scheme used actors in China and Malaysia to illegally hack, intrude and steal information from victims worldwide,” said Michael R. Sherwin, the Acting US Attorney for the District of Columbia.

The Malaysian hackers conspired with two of the Chinese hackers to hijack and make profit from the video game industry in countries including Singapore, Japan, South Korea, France and the US. The perpetrators hacked video game companies, stole secrets and generated digital items of value on the video game like rare items found in the game, and then sold the items for profit.

All five of the Chinese nationals are reported to be fugitives in mainland China, but their exact whereabouts are unknown. Both Malaysians were arrested in Sitiawan, a town in Malaysia’s state of Perak.

In addition the the arrest warrants, the US District Court for the District of Columbia issued seizure warrants that resulted in the recent seizure of hundreds of accounts, servers, domain names, and command-and-control (C2”) “dead drop” web pages used by the defendants

“Today’s charges, the related arrests, seizures of malware and other infrastructure used to conduct intrusions, and coordinated private sector protective actions reveal yet again the Department’s determination to use all of the tools at its disposal and to collaborate with the private sector and nations who support the rule of law in cyberspace,” said Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers.

The DoJ is currently working with the Attorney General of Malaysia and the Royal Malaysia Police to seek extradition.

“This is the only way to neutralize malicious nation state cyber activity,” Mr. Demers added.

If indicted on all counts, the hackers could face more than 20 years in prison.

Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Verizon Media provided assistance in the DoJ’s investigation. The actions by Microsoft were said to be a significant part of the overall effort to deny the defendants continued access to hacking infrastructure, tools, accounts, and command and control domain names.

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The Philippines’ third telco DITO appoints Fortinet as cybersecurity provider

The Philippines’ third telco DITO appoints Fortinet as cybersecurity provider

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The Philippines’ third telco DITO appoints Fortinet as cybersecurity provider

Philippines telecommunication company, DITO Telecommunity, announced it has chosen US cybersecurity firm Fortinet to serve as its primary provider.

DITO will leverage on the network security infrastructure provided by Fortinet to protect the data of its customers. 

The telco will utilise Fortinet Security Fabric, Fortinet’s flagship cyber intelligence platform that uses an array of cloud-based security solutions to allow businesses to better detect and manage cyberthreats.

Although the company delayed its plans to launch as the Philippines third telco due to COVID-19, DITO has been making strides to better equip itself for its debut in 2021.

Enhanced cybersecurity measures could add to DITO’s competitiveness in the Filipino telecommunications market and contribute to the industry’s expected growth

Headquartered in California, Fortinet offers cybersecurity solutions to large-scale enterprises and government organisations across the Americas, Europe and Asia.

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Rapid cloud adoption fuels 100% data center workload revenue growth in Asia Pacific and Japan for Druva

Rapid cloud adoption fuels 100% data center workload revenue growth in Asia Pacific and Japan for Druva

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Rapid cloud adoption fuels 100% data center workload revenue growth in Asia Pacific and Japan for Druva

Druva, a leading cloud data protection and management company, announced its data center workload revenue has grown more than 100% in the last twelve months.

Based in California, Druva’s impressive growth can be attributed to its providing support to over 135 enterprises in Asia Pacific and Japan. This includes helping Adani Wilmar in India, Gold Peak in Hong Kong, and NTT Data and UNIADEX in Japan navigate their digital transformation.

“As businesses in Asia Pacific and Japan adopt remote operating models, there is an urgency to adopt new technologies, maintain business continuity and secure organisational and dispersed workforce data,” said Pete Yamasaki, Druva’s Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific and Japan.

It is no surprise by now that businesses are turning to cloud computing to reimagine their operations, especially in the trying times in the pandemic-hit world. And that’s not the only trend, as governments across the world are enforcing data protection regulations with greater stringency to ensure their citizens’ most sensitive details are safe and secure, even on the cloud.

“Regardless of the industry, sector or legacy, companies are turning to the cloud for the scale and technology it has to offer,” added Mr. Yamasaki.

Druva identified more than 700 businesses in Asia Pacific looking to ‘break free from the shackles of the data center and embrace a cloud-first approach for rising data protection needs’, as they ‘move away from investment-heavy and legacy approaches to data protection’.

“Druva’s powerful platform has enabled the region’s expanding businesses to protect data where it is being created – in the cloud – from anywhere with on-demand scalability, robust compliance capabilities and industry-leading security standards,” said Mr. Yamasaki.

To further accelerate Druva’s growth in the region, the company is also expanding its partner program, Druva Compass, to continue to empower digital transformation through enhanced training.

“Customers are increasingly drawn to the public cloud infrastructure as they embark on their digital transformation journey,” said Nathan Lowe, the Managing Director ASI Solutions, a Druva Compass certified partner in Australia.

In the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, Druva’s partners will be critical for the successful deployment of their technology for reliant customers looking to take the digital transformation leap.

“With Druva’s service-oriented model, we can easily add new data sources and make decisions based on our business objectives rather than the restrictions of our legacy backup solution,” said Wai Chung, IT backup administrator for AmorePacific in Hong Kong.

As businesses in Asia Pacific and Japan are managing far more data than two years ago and are being pushed to adopt remote working models under the COVID-19 pandemic, cloud data protection is fast becoming a significant concern to prevent the rising number of threat actors from accessing their data. 

A mid-year report by market intelligence firm IDC projected revenue from cloud systems and services in Asia Pacific to outpace both the Americas and the EMEA region by 2024. Druva Inc.’s latest revenue number serves as strong evidence on the region’s growth potential.

The success of platforms such as Druva once again highlight the importance that businesses place on data protection. Compared to traditional hardware architectures, companies now want security and scalability in the same way that it is being created, on the cloud.

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Criminals exploit on-premise and cloud servers using cryptocurrency mining software

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Criminals exploit on-premise and cloud servers using cryptocurrency mining software

Your on-premise and cloud servers could be compromised by criminals using cryptocurrency mining software.

While your servers are sitting idle, criminals may be monetising your assets whilst plotting larger money-making schemes like extracting valuable data, selling server access for further abuse or preparing dangerous ransomware attacks.

“The cybercriminal underground boasts a sophisticated range of infrastructure offerings to support monetisation campaigns of all types,” said Bob McArdle, Director of Forward-Looking Threat Research for Trend Micro.

Criminals use several methods to gain access to servers, including the exploitation of vulnerabilities in server software, brute-force attacks, stealing logins and deploying malware through phishing attacks. 

These compromised assets are then sold on online portals, the dark web, social media marketplaces and underground forums.

“A good rule of thumb is that whatever is most exposed is most likely to be exploited,” added Mr. McArdle.

As rising adoption of cloud computing continues, businesses should be aware that cloud servers are particularly vulnerable to being attacked by criminals, as they may be lacking sophisticated protection when compared to on-premise equivalents.

A recent report by Trend Micro suggested that, while cryptomining may be innocuous in causing disruption, if you find cryptocurrency mining activity on your servers, this should place your IT security teams on red alert. These servers should then be flagged for immediate remediation and investigation.

Criminals also target websites and content management systems hosted on servers that often run outdated software. Cybercriminals can use covert and difficult-to-detect methods to exploit compromised websites by placing content on a webpage or reselling websites to be used as landing pages for phishing attacks.

Billions of threats blocked during the COVID-19 pandemic

From the start of 2020, cybercriminals shifted their attention to taking advantage of the uncertainty, public fear and unfamiliar remote working environment for many.

In just six months, Trend Micro, a leader in cloud security, blocked a total of 27.8 billion cyber threats, with 8.8 million being COVID-19 pandemic-related and 92% originating from spam and phishing campaigns via email.

“The pandemic has dominated all of our lives during the first half of 2020, but it’s not slowing down the cybercriminals,” said Goh Chee Hoh, the Managing Director for Trend Micro Malaysia and Nascent Countries.

In Malaysia alone, almost 118 million email threats and 2.5 million malware attacks were detected. Amongst these threats, ransomware was a constant factor, as Trend Micro saw a 36% increase in the number of ransomware families compared to 2019.

“IT leaders must continue to adapt their cybersecurity strategies to account for increased threats to their new normal,” suggested Mr. Goh.

To strengthen your cybersecurity strategies in a world of increased remote working, rapid adoption of cloud computing and looming new threats, IT security teams should protect remote endpoints, cloud systems, user credentials and VPN systems.

Humans are often considered the weakest link of cybersecurity chains, so Mr. Goh also recommends refreshing training courses that turn newly dispersed workforces into effective first lines of defence.

Malaysia has started to show signs of improvement in the war against cybercriminals, as startups, homegrown talent and the Government have begun implementing new initiatives and solutions to battle the threats.

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Netskope NewEdge expands cloud security offering in India with three new data centers

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Netskope NewEdge expands cloud security offering in India with three new data centers

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Netskope NewEdge expands cloud security offering in India with three new data centers

Netskope, a leading cloud security provider, announced the expansion of their NewEdge network in India with three new data centers.

The latest data centers will extend the private cloud security network into Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai to meet unprecedented demand in the country.

Cloud security providers without diverse, in-region coverage will often require users to traverse thousands of miles, incurring a significant latency tax, to reach the next closest data center, which can make services delivered outside of India unusable,” said Joe DePalo, the Senior VP of Platform Engineering at Netskope.

The new data centers will translate into improved performance for Netskope services, low single-digit millisecond latency and greater uptake from local and multinational firms in India – one of the largest markets in terms of users and traffic handled by NewEdge.

“Having multiple data centers in India is a key NewEdge differentiator,” added Mr. DePalo.

‘The public Internet is at breaking point’

As more and more organisations rapidly adopt digital transformation strategies, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, more pressure is put on the public Internet, pushing it to breaking point, according to Netskope.

The strain on public internet is intensified by user demand for high-performance and fast applications as well as enterprises’ need for enhanced security.

Legacy security tools are said to be unprepared for rising demands and produce delays in accessing critical services, impacting user experience and productivity. This is why Gartner predicts that security architectures will shift towards Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), as the enterprise data center is no longer a center of access requirements since more services are moving to the cloud.

Private cloud solutions could be the answer to this, as connectivity issues can be solved by using resilient global architecture that is peered with major providers.

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Fortune 200 SYNNEX Corporation, Concentrix uses private cloud security solutions to accelerate digital transformation for their clients while securely managing the data, as their staff is spread across 40 countries in six continents.

“Netskope NewEdge expansion into Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai strengthens its commitment to secure their customers’ data and provide integral cybersecurity solutions with global consistency driven by local intimacy,” said Rishi Rajpal, the Vice President of Global Security at Concentrix.

The securing of data in India is also becoming increasingly important, as the Government continues to enforce data localisation laws, requiring customer data to be held in the country.

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PLDT and Philippine Air Force team up to train ‘cyber warriors’ against security threats

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PLDT and Philippine Air Force team up to train ‘cyber warriors’ against security threats

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PLDT and Philippine Air Force team up to train ‘cyber warriors’ against security threats

PLDT, a major telecommunications company in the Philippines, has signed an agreement with the Philippine Air Force to provide cybersecurity training for their ‘cyber warriors’.

Along with subsidiaries, ePLDT and Smart Communications, PLDT Group will enhance the military service’s cyber operations by upgrading the security of their digital infrastructures using ePLDT’s Security Operation Center, which provides the Philippine Air Force with their own dashboard to monitor cybersecurity operations.

“We are one with the government in ensuring that our country is safe from cyber threats,” said Manuel V. Pangilinan, PLDT chair and CEO.

The training will take place through lectures and hands-on management and operation sessions, working side-by-side with PLDT’s cybersecurity team.

This agreement is the latest in a line of efforts by PLDT to improve the country’s cybersecurity following the launch of a Cybersecurity Council chaired by Mr. Pangilinan to protect enterprises in the infrastructure and telecommunications space from the rising tide of cyber threats.

A first by a Philippine conglomerate, the Council complies with the Data Privacy Act and Cybercrime Prevention Act in the Philippines, requiring companies to safeguard customer data.

The Council is composed of representatives from Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings, Maynilad Water Services, Manila Electric, Philex Mining, Makati Medical Center, MediaQuest Holdings, Metropac Movers, PLDT Global, MVP Rewards and Keralty Philippines.

PLDT and Smart Communications also became involved in the Asian Institute of Management’s Cybersecurity Executive Course to help organisations manage cyber threats and build cyber-resilient infrastructures.

Securing smooth work-from-home arrangements during the pandemic

This week, PLDT’s information and communications technology arm, ePLDT, introduced a new cloud service to provide a simplified and secure platform to remotely manage desktops and cloud applications during work-from-home arrangements.

The Virtual Desktop solution aims to provide employees with secure access to corporate data and applications authorised by the company.

“Our aim at ePLDT is to help businesses accelerate their digital transformation, especially today as they navigate through the pandemic,” said Jovy Hernandez, the President and CEO of ePLDT.

The Virtual Desktop uses Microsoft Azure to deliver the security and simplified management promised by the cloud service.

“Our focus throughout this unprecedented time has been on making sure our customers, partners and communities around the world remain connected, productive and secure,” said Andres Ortola, the Country General Manager of Microsoft Philippines.

ePLDT has currently deployed 1,000 units of their Virtual Desktop solution within the PLDT group to allow a smooth and secure work-from-home arrangement.

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Delta completes Vietnam’s first Uptime certified green data center

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Trend Micro strengthens data sovereignty for Asia Pacific customers with first regional data lake in Singapore

Trend Micro strengthens data sovereignty for Asia Pacific customers with first regional data lake in Singapore

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Trend Micro strengthens data sovereignty for Asia Pacific customers with first regional data lake in Singapore

Trend Micro has selected Singapore as the site for its first regional data lake, bringing its XDR suite to Asia Pacific and strengthening data sovereignty for its customers in Asia.

Driven by the demand for a data lake, Trend Micro selected Singapore due to its hub status for businesses across Asia Pacific as well as its strong data protection laws.

The data lake, which stores activity data across individual security tools in an organisation, began operations at the start of August.

“There has been tremendous demand from our customers in the region for XDR capabilities since last year. Now they will be able to have the full XDR experience,” said Dhanya Thakkar, Trend Micro’s Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.

With security operations center (SOC) teams up against increasingly sophisticated threats, the XDR solution is said to go beyond endpoint detection and response (EDR) by acting like a black box to record and analyse data from emails, endpoints, servers, cloud workloads and networks in an organisation.

Mr. Thakkar said: “EDR is only one piece of the whole detection and response puzzle. It’s great but it has limited reach, as it only collects data on the endpoints. To have integrated visibility across multiple security vectors is a top-priority item on any SOC’s to-do list.”

The cloud security provider’s XDR solution is purported to address operational nightmares faced by SOC teams, including alert fatigue by automatically combing through noisy cybersecurity alerts identifying potential attacks, contextually visualising alerts to show different stages of attacks, and centralising normalised data to improve efficiency.

“XDR gives us an additional dimension in threat detection. It allows for faster correlation of endpoint events to related services, such as network and email, to help us quickly identify entry points and the spread of infection visually,” said Ian Loe, the Senior Vice President for Cybersecurity, Infrastructure & Performance Architecture at NTUC Enterprise Co-operative Limited.

In their announcement of the first regional data lake in Singapore, Trend Micro also revealed plans for a second data lake to be up and running in Sydney, Australia in October.

What is the weak link in your cybersecurity strategy?

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But who or what is the weakest link in your cybersecurity chain making your business vulnerable to cyber attacks?

Register now to find out how you can protect your business and data from the growing threat of cybercriminals on Thursday 3 September.

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September 2020

Delta completes Vietnam’s first Uptime certified green data center

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Veeam celebrates biggest second quarter revenue in company history

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Veeam celebrates biggest second quarter revenue in company history

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Veeam celebrates biggest second quarter revenue in company history

Veeam Software has announced their biggest second quarter revenue in company history with an annual increase of 20% year-over-year.

As a leader in backup solutions for Cloud Data Management, Veeam saw increased demand for their products due to growing remote work environments intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As employees are transitioning to the new ‘work from home’ environment, data protection and availability are now more important than ever,” said Bill Largent, the CEO at Veeam.

Veeam also reported its largest ever quarter in it’s 14-year history for bookings for their Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, with an 89% year-on-year increase and 75% gain in subscription bookings.

“Just as employers must protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees, they must also have solid business continuity plans in place and protect the most important asset of their organization – their data,” added Mr. Largent.

Veeam also saw strong double-digit regional growth in Asia by serving customers like Fuji Electric in Japan, Trust Power in New Zealand, and Hero MotoCorp in India.

“We continue to execute well on our plan for explosive growth in APJ, and we are backing that up with hiring across all functions to support our customers and partners,” said Shaun McLagan, the Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific and Japan at Veeam.

Veeam’s new hires include Mr. Beni Sia, Vice President for Southeast Asia and Korea as well as Ms. Habisanti H., the Country Manager for Indonesia.

“This investment has seen an accelerated uptake of more than 3,200 certifications issued in Q2,” added Mr. McLagan.

With Veeam’s multi-year revenue gains, they have increased their market share to become the third largest provider of backup and recovery software.

The need for comprehensive data backup services is rapidly increasing, with COVID-19 causing one of the largest security threats the world has seen, as more and more employees are forced to work from home.

“Keeping life-saving information available to residents is a top priority during a pandemic. Downtime isn’t acceptable in today’s world, and certainly not during COVID-19. This is when cities must have complete faith in their data protection strategy,” said Daryl Polk, the Chief Innovation Officer at City of Rancho Cucamonga in California.

Veeam recently achieved their biggest ever product launch of their Veeam Availability Suite v10, which provides data management and protection for hybrid cloud environments.

“Both announcements were major game-changing milestones for Veeam and the tech industry,” said Danny Allan, CTO and Senior Vice President of Product Strategy at Veeam,”

The backup solutions provider for Cloud Data Management also kicked off the year with their acquisition by Insight Partners, which was valued at US$5 billion.

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Register now to find out how you can protect your business and data from the growing threat of cybercriminals on Thursday 3 September.

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Delta completes Vietnam’s first Uptime certified green data center

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September 2020

CrowdStrike Survey: Majority of businesses in Thailand see cybersecurity as top priority

September 2020 | Cybersecurity, News | No Comments
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September 2020

South Korea’s Penta Security enters Indonesia market, signs deal with top tech distributor

September 2020 | Cybersecurity, News | No Comments
South Korean cybersecurity company Penta Security has entered the Indonesia market by signing a deal with the country’s top tech distributor for IT security products and solution, PT. Prospera Aswindra…
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FPT Software shines for Vietnam by winning big international awards

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