Tuesday, July 16, 2013

VADS teams with Barracuda Networks to provide Managed WAF

Leading local data center leverages US-based IT security solution to provide world class protection for businesses against cyber threats 

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, 16 July 2013 – Barracuda Networks Inc., a a leading provider of security and storage solutions, today announces that it is partnering with leading Malaysian managed IT and business process outsourcing (BPO) service provider VADS Berhad (VADS), to offer the VADS Managed Web Application Firewall (MWAF) for small to large businesses as protection against cyber threats.

Thiban Darmalingam, regional manager for Barracuda Malaysia says, “We are excited to work with VADS, to be a part of the company’s new managed security services portfolio that now includes MWAF – that will provide VADS customers with features such as client fingerprinting techniques that can distinguish botnets from real human users in order to block malicious requests from botnets; enhanced IP reputation security to identify and thwart botnets and more. With MWAF, business applications are protected from the latest hacker attacks without the need to add configuration or upgrades to their network.”

Ahmad Azhar Yahya, the Chief Executive Officer of VADS said, “MWAF is an essential addition to VADS’ managed security services portfolio as data protection has never been so important with more attacks coming in from web applications such as DDoS attacks, SQL injection, cross-site scripting, cookie tampering and directory traversal attacks. The MWAF firewall is positioned in the customer’s internet gateway with 24x7 surveillance monitoring and is managed by VADS’ Security Operations Centre (SOC).

As a highly reputable managed services provider, VADS needs to ensure that online threats online are handled in the most appropriate manner so that our customers’ business is not affected.”

He shares that VADS is working together with Barracuda one of the market leaders for WAF services, to offer small to large enterprises as well as government agencies and departments.

“By working with a market leader like Barracuda, we give our customers the assurance that their data will remain protected. With round-the-clock security support, our services helps eliminate customers from the burden of managing IT infrastructure, higher operation costs and mundane security management, so customers can focus on building their business instead of managing the protection of their data,” he says, adding that the VADS Managed Web Application Firewall (MWAF) is also Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant.

Customers will be able to choose between three packages; MWAF Starter (1 web application), MWAF Standard (3 web applications) and MWAF Premium (5 web applications) that can be deployed both on-premise and cloud-based). All three packages are offered on a three-year contract basis. MWAF helps customers meet the compliance mandate of PCI DSS and ISO27001.

VADS managed security services portfolio also provides customers with Managed Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)/Intrusion Detection System (IDS), Managed Anti Virus, Managed Anti Spam, Managed Web-Filtering, Managed Secure WAN and Managed Unified Threat Management. VADS SOC was established in 2005 and is ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certified. Their certified personnels monitor and manage over 1,000 security devices proactively.

“With over 150,000 customers around the world, Barracuda’s visibility to the ever changing threat landscape is incredible. Our security analysis team discover thousands of new threats every day and not only are they able to monitor and block these threats within minutes of discovery; but our MWAF users will instantly receive Energize Updates that will immediately block and protect our users from these serious threats,” ends Thiban.

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