InfoWatch Group opens regional office in KL
By Digital News Asia September 11, 2017
- Solutions in local languages of Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese and other Asian languages
- Data loss and leakage more often leaked in the local language
INFOWATCH Group, a cybersecurity and data leak prevention (DLP) company, has announced the opening of InfoWatch Sdn Bhd, its full-service office in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, to focus on the markets of Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam, to ensure its presence in Southeast Asia (SEA).
Natalya Kaspersky, President of InfoWatch Group, announced the opening at IFSEC Southeast Asia 2017, that was held in Kuala Lumpur from September 6 to 8, bringing together 350 cybersecurity companies from SEA, India, China, and Europe.
InfoWatch Sdn Bhd is the company’s second foreign office, with the first being opened in Dubai, UAE on August 15, 2017.
The new entity will drive direct sales, expand the partner and customer ecosystem, provide technical support for the parent company's customer base, and conduct InfoWatch product training for customers and partners in SEA.
The Malaysian team will be joined by both Russian sales managers and engineers, and local specialists, and will focus on government agencies and large businesses in finance, insurance, and healthcare industries.
InfoWatch currently serves more than 1,500 large customers worldwide with proprietary and patented cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies. InfoWatch’s full suite of data leak prevention and cybersecurity solutions can ‘understand’ and analyse content in Asian languages for the prevention of data leakages, including in Malay, Indonesian and Vietnamese.
Vladimir Shutemov, Chief International Business Development Officer of InfoWatch Group, noted that the company has already landed a number of key customers in Malaysia, including Koperasi Bank Persatuan Malaysia Bhd.
"We settled on Kuala Lumpur as the headquarters because InfoWatch has already built a local customer base and partner relations since 2013 when we entered the Malaysian market. We believe Malaysia will be a starting point for our company to grow its presence in other countries within the SEA region," said Shutemov.
“SEA, and particularly Malaysia, is in need of localised data leak prevention solutions that can analyse content by understanding the linguistic content of local languages. InfoWatch is ready with solutions that can detect, analyse and capture data in local languages such as Bahasa Malaysia and Bahasa Indonesia. This is one of our differentiators, because data loss and leakage can happen in any language, but it is more often leaked in the local language.”
As part of IFSEC Southeast Asia 2017, Kaspersky gave a master class for local business community and public officials, sharing DLP best practices and InfoWatch Analytical Center’s report on confidential data leaks in SEA enterprises as compared to the global threatscape.
The report showed that even though statistically the leaks in SEA follow the global trends, there are some significant differences. For example, SEA sees more data leaked via browsers and clouds (74% vs. 61% worldwide). At the same time, the region completely misses leaks through removable media, which could be due to rapid development of local IT systems and the fact that mobile devices are the most popular way to communicate in Malaysian companies.
InfoWatch provides a comprehensive approach to the problem of maintaining the confidentiality and integrity of corporate data. The company’s solutions ensure control and audit capabilities over all internal and external communications, including e-mail, Internet services, document-related operations on workstations, printers and removable devices.
At IFSEC Southeast Asia 2017 InfoWatch also introduced EndPoint Security, a system for continuous business monitoring, diagnostics and protection, and InfoWatch Appercut, a system which automatically controls business app source code for custom development compliance, were also introduced.