Alsid expands in Asia
By Digital News Asia February 12, 2019
- Malaysian team speaks English, Cantonese, Mandarin & Bahasa Melayu
- Kenneth Teo, a Microsoft veteran, will run the team from the Alsid office in Malaysia
ALSID, which provides a proactive solution to anticipate cyber-attacks on Active Directory infrastructures, announces the opening of its regional head office in Hong Kong, as well as a technical delivery team in Malaysia that speaks English, Cantonese, Mandarin & Bahasa. This establishment, based on high regional expertise, fits perfectly with the global strategy Alsid has been pursuing over the last months.
The choice of a Hong Kong location for Alsid's regional head office seemed natural. Commercial, financial, logistic hub and highly connected, it is an attractive cyber-attacks target.
For example, HKCERT advised that there were 47,134 unique security events related to Hong Kong per their 'Hong Kong Security Watch Report (Q2 2018). This context confirms the need to tackle the security of the digital space with powerful and effective cyber-security measures.
Furthermore, the Hong Kong opening comes with Alsid's concurrent announcement of ambitious partnerships across the APJ region within cyber-security experts in their respective markets, including Master Concept in Hong Kong and The Missing Link in Australia as well as other strategic partners in markets such as Malaysia, Singapore and Japan.
Thanks to this strong partners network, Alsid will now address the needs of clients established in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia.
Ollie Kwan will manage the Hong Kong office as the VP Sales for Alsid in APJ, thanks to his solid experience bringing other innovative cybersecurity startups to market in the region, such as Prolexic and PhishLine, that were subsequently acquired by Akamai and Barracuda Networks respectively.
Kenneth Teo, a seven-year Microsoft veteran, will run the Alsid Technical Delivery Team in Asia from the Alsid office in Malaysia.
"Our local presence will be a precious asset to expand our activities in Asia-Pacific area. Our new partnerships combined with an optimal business support is a keystone for our international expansion," said Alsid co-founder Emmanuel Gras.
The first client contracts enhance the relevance of a local presence
Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited, a Hong Kong-based information technology and telecommunication company, looked to a solution that could prevent and detect advanced cyber-attacks.
Their fast-growing, as well as multiple acquisitions, made HKBN frequently targeted by the most advanced threats. Thus, by implementing Alsid's solution, the group added strong security and integrity to a key component of the Information Systems, Active Directory.
“Being a step ahead of attackers is key to ensuring strong security for our customers. Alsid's solution protects our network from insider threats in a seamless and transparent approach, so we never have to stop our work of building the most innovative network," said HKBN co-founder and chief information officer Eric Ho.
About Alsid's solution
Alsid's solution is a proactive and reactive platform able to identify breaches, detect real-world exploitation on Active Directory infrastructures and elaborate in-context remediation plan to secure critical assets.
Agentless, administrative rights free and packaged as a service, Alsid is continuously improved to ensure resiliency against start-of-the-art of security.