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Seccom Networks goes global

  • 29 April, 2008 10:42

<p>SYDNEY, April 23, 2008. Australian managed security service provider (MSSP) Seccom Networks has entered into an agreement with US partners to set up a US-based MSSP company under the brand name Seccom Global.</p>
<p>Seccom Networks secures the networks of SMBs through to multinational enterprises and provides a full suite of MSSP products to offices throughout Australasia and Europe. With an increasing number of clients asking for US-based services the company has been seeking the right US partner to expand operations into the significantly larger US market.</p>
<p>Colin MacKenzie, CEO of Seccom Networks, said: “Australia has been an excellent launching pad for our business. We have spent considerable time and money in establishing our core technologies and products and we have reached a point where we can leverage our capabilities into a larger market.”</p>
<p>According to MacKenzie, finding a US-based partner with the capabilities and strategic fit with Seccom in Australia has been challenging.</p>
<p>“Recognising the extent of competition we have entered the US market cautiously. We have taken time to find the right partner and we now believe we have the right mix of people, resources, and technology to make a significant impact on the market,” said MacKenzie.</p>
<p>Seccom Global will leverage the strong Seccom Networks brand recognised already by multinationals and will use our market-tested and customer-driven core technology, products and services. Seccom Global has appointed a board of experienced security and business experts to help drive the strategic and commercial objectives of the company.</p>
<p>New CEO of Seccom Global, Richard Stiennon, provides considerable acumen to the team. He is well known in the security industry, with experience spanning Netrex, the industry’s first MSSP, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Gartner, Webroot Software, and Fortinet, Inc. As a controversial Gartner analyst Mr. Stiennon shook up the IDS world by declaring the technology ineffective.</p>
<p>As an evangelist at Webroot Software he helped raise awareness of the threat posed by adware and spyware, and as Chief Marketing Officer at Fortinet, Stiennon helped the industry to bridge the chasm between traditional stateful inspection firewalls and UTM (unified threat management) appliances.</p>
<p>“I am very excited to work with Seccom Networks to launch what I believe will be one of the fastest growing managed security service providers in North America”, said Richard Stiennon. “Seccom’s line-up of comprehensive threat mitigation services is what the US market has been looking for. We can provide firewall, VPN, Anti-Virus, Anti-spyware, Intrusion Prevention, and URL filtering services in one package at affordable rates.”</p>
<p>According to Seccom Global, early inroads are being made with US-based companies on the back of demonstrated capabilities both in the USA and Australia. “We are not establishing a new business from scratch, we are using a proven model, with proven business systems and proven products and services. Security management is all about trust and that’s why we know Seccom Networks will give us a flying start in the USA” said Stiennon.</p>
<p>About Seccom Networks. Seccom Networks is a major supplier of Managed Security Services to some of the largest and fastest growing companies throughout Asia Pacific. Customers include: MYOB, Reed Elsevier, Hyro, LJ Hooker, Australian Rugby Union, RSPCA, Hyundai and Coates Hire. Such companies rely on Seccom Networks’ services for outsourced management, monitoring and support of enterprise security devices.</p>
<p>Seccom’s experienced Security Services team supports enterprise-wide vulnerability testing and threat management, using technology from leading vendors including Fortinet, Extreme Networks, Storagecraft, Proofpoint. This team complements a sophisticated Security operations centre housed in Sydney, Australia, from where Seccom provides its coveted 24 x 7 technical support.</p>
<p>Seccom Networks protects security devices in over 15 countries worldwide, including NZ, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, UK, Ireland, India, Malaysia and Thailand – and now the USA. Seccom Networks (www.seccomnetworks.com) is a growing private company registered in Australia. Seccom Global’s web site is at www.seccomglobal.com</p>
<p>For more information
Colin MacKenzie. Phone: 0404 799 799 Email: colin.mackenzie@seccomnetworks.com
David Frost, PR Deadlines. Phone: (02) 4341 5021 Email: davidf@prdeadlines.com.au</p>

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