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Malaysia's Dataprep partners with Beijing Olympics 2008 security firm

AvantiKumar | Aug. 2, 2012
Subsidiary of Dataprep, Solsisnet will distribute China's NSFOCUS network perimeter security appliances.

Poh Eng Soon - Dataprep Holdings

PHOTO - Poh Eng Soon, Dataprep head of technology integration and infrastructure solutions.


A subsidiary of Malaysian ICT services provider Dataprep, Solsisnet, has signed a partnership with the network perimeter security pioneer NSFOCUS of China. NSFOCUS previously helped to secure the Beijing 2008 Olympics, said the company.

Speaking on 23 July 2012, Dataprep head of technology integration and infrastructure solutions Poh Eng Soon said the company would distribute the Beijing-based NSFOCUS's line of appliance based network security solutions such as anti distributed denial of service (DDoS) system (ADS), Web application firewall (WAF), and network intrusion prevention system (NIPS).

"Solsisnet will start distributing these appliances towards the end of September 2012, targeting both the commercial and government sectors in Malaysia," said Poh. "Both companies came to this partnership arrangement when it became clear that Solsisnet could leverage on NSFOCUS's clout in China as one of the premier network security device manufacturers."

He said NSFOCUS ADS, which included a purpose-built operating system, was suited to protect enterprises of all sizes against DDOS attacks as well as clean data traffic to allow critical business functions to continue. While NSFOCUS WAF helps to secure Web applications and data and ensure a high level of business continuity. "It also allows government and industry to comply with a full range of regulations, such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirements."

In addition, NSFOCUS NIPS would help to identify, classify and stop known and unknown malicious traffic and other network threats. Other features include advanced built-in Web reputation evaluation, online behaviour management and traffic control engines, which helped the solution to be listed in Gartner's Magic Quadrant as one of the global top 10.

NSFOCUS regional director for international business development Maolin Gu said the company was 'attracted to the Malaysian market where it knows it can help mitigate intrusions and DDOS attacks using its network security appliances.'


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