Monday, September 30, 2013

ECSB Strengthens Security Portfolio through New Partnership with Barracuda

Barracuda to provide end-to-end security solutions from Web Application Firewall (“WAF”) to secure storage for ECSB customers

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, 26 September 2013 – ECS ICT Berhad (“ECSB”, “佳杰科技”) (Bloomberg: ECS:MK, Reuters: ECSI.KL) the leading Information & Communications Technology (“ICT”) distribution hub in Malaysia, today announced that its  wholly-owned subsidiary ECS Pericomp Sdn Bhd has been appointed as the authorised distributor  in Malaysia for Barracuda Networks Inc., one of the global leaders in security and storage solutions.

“Our new partnership with Barracuda is set to strengthen our security portfolio in Malaysia as well as to provide our resellers with a comprehensive range of security solutions to meet their customers’ diverse business needs. As more and more businesses embrace the Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD”) culture and focus on the protection of web server or website,  it is essential for us to partner with a company that can provide the versatility and security solutions for the business users,” said Mr Foo Sen Chin, the Managing Director of ECSB.

Benny Lim the Southeast Asia Director for Barracuda Networks and Foo Sen Chin, Managing Director of ECS ICT Bhd (ECSB) officially mark their partnership announcement with a handshake. 
(From the left): Thiban Darmalingam, Regional Manager, Malaysia, Barracuda Networks; Benny Lim, Director Southeast Asia, Barracuda Networks; Foo Sen Chin, Managing Director of ECS ICT Bhd (ECSB) ; Soong Jan Hsung, Executive Director of ECS ICT Berhad (ECSB).

“Over the years we have distributed hundreds of infrastructure and solutions for both the private and Government sectors and we believe our partnership with Barracuda further solidifies our position as one of the most prominent ICT distribution hub in Malaysia,” added Mr Foo.
ECSB will be distributing the full range of Barracuda’s suite of security and storage solutions such as WAF,  Load Balancer, Message Archiver, web filters, Spam and Virus Firewall  for customers in Malaysia.

“In a recent survey we conducted, 55 percent of companies surveyed conveyed that they had a security gap due to a misconfigured firewall rule, and one in four of those security gaps went unnoticed for more than a week. This is a serious issue and underpins the importance of providing purpose-built solutions that are easy to install and manage," said Michael Hughes, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Barracuda Networks.

“ECSB has a strong presence in Malaysia, with an extensive reach into the SME and large enterprise markets. Most importantly they share our vision to provide powerful yet easy-to-use security and storage solutions for organisations of all sizes, and we are excited to be partnering with them on these efforts, ends Hughes”

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