Quann in enterprise cybersecurity pact with Keppel Data Centres
By Digital News Asia July 20, 2016
- Partnership takes effect in August and covers regions where both operate
- Customers colocating in Keppel facilities get to use Quann’s end-to-end security services
KEPPEL Data Centres Holding has partnered Quann, a managed security services provider and a business unit of Singaporean security organisation Certis CISCO.
The partnership will allow Keppel Data Centres’ customers to benefit from Quann’s holistic cybersecurity solutions that cover consultancy, network protection and monitoring, and incident response, the two companies said in a joint statement.
This is in line with Keppel Data Centres’ commitment to expand its value-added services to customers, and concurrently allows Quann to expand the reach of its offerings beyond its customer base, they added.
Quann was formerly known as e-Cop, while Keppel Data Centres is a subsidiary of Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation (Keppel T&T).
“Staying one step ahead in cybersecurity is an increasingly important agenda item for businesses in today’s digital economy,” said Keppel Data Centres chief executive officer Wong Wai Meng.
“In addition, they face pressures from growing data storage requirements and IT scalability, to controlling operational expenditure and energy efficiency.
“The partnership with Quann marks another step in Keppel Data Centres’ commitment to provide one stop, value-added solutions that give our customers ease-of-mind as they host their mission-critical systems with us,” he added.
Under the terms of the agreement, customers colocating in facilities managed by Keppel Data Centres will be able to leverage Quann’s end-to-end security services.
These services include its Security-as-a-Service pay-as-you-use utility model; Security Operations Centre (SOC)-as-a-Service; consultancy services; Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT); Plan-Build-Operate SOC, the last of which would allow Keppel Data Centres’ customers to build SOCs tailored for specific business requirements.
The partnership takes effect in August 2016 and will, starting with Singapore, cover regions where both Keppel Data Centres and Quann operate.
“Quann is in an excellent position to deliver the holistic cybersecurity solutions that Keppel Data Centres’ large enterprise customers require,” declared Quann managing director Foo Siang-Tse (pic).
“By combining cutting-edge technologies with the skills, insights and experience of our cybersecurity professionals, we are able to provide data centre customers with comprehensive, curated and customised security solutions,” he added.
The partnership comes at a time when cyberthreats are evolving at a rapid pace, making it imperative for enterprises to ensure the security of their digital environments, the two companies said.
An Asia Pacific report from Micro Market Monitor reveals that the Asia Pacific cybersecurity market is projected to grow from US$17.19 billion in 2015 to US$30.39 billion by 2020, they added.
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