HSIS partners with e-Lock to offer web security solutions to SEA market
By Digital News Asia July 17, 2013
- e-Lock solution to beef up HSIS’ Infrastructure & Managed Services portfolio
- HSIS looking at Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam markets
IT services and solutions provider Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd (HSIS) has announced a partnership with information security company e-Lock Corporation Sdn Bhd to offer comprehensive enterprise-level web security solutions in South-East Asia.
“This partnership also sees e-Lock appointing HSIS as our Tier-1 distributor for Japan and South-East markets, in line with the expectation of rapid e-Lock WebALARM adoption across the region with increased demands for data monitoring and protection solutions,” said e-Lock founder and CEO Dr Ken Leong (pic, right).
Founded in 1996, e-Lock is a member company of the Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) Group, the Malaysian Government’s investment arm, with customers in Japan, China, Taiwan, South Africa, South-East Asia and the United States.
The partnership is part of HSIS’ strategic plan to strengthen its Infrastructure & Managed Services (IMS) portfolio, the company said in a statement.
The IMS business focuses on systems and storage, end-to-end virtualisation solutions, data management/ storage, high availability/ disaster recovery, ITO (IT outsourcing) managed services, infra/ cloud security, data centre outsourcing and cloud services, for corporate enterprises.
“We have identified e-Lock as the strategic partner to provide a truly end-to-end solution and services offering via our IMS portfolio,” said HSIS group CEO and director Cheah Kok Hoong (pic above, left).
“With e-Lock’s WebALARM security capabilities, business organisations can now deploy comprehensive IT security countermeasures over their web-based networks to protect their information assets and against unauthorised website alteration, in order to maintain full availability of their web-based applications for the business.
“The new web security enhancement from e-Lock enables HSIS to better position our IMS offerings to wider markets including Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam, thus extending our reach in the region,” Cheah added.
Since its establishment from the joint venture announcement between Hitachi Systems, Ltd and Sunway Technology Sdn Bhd earlier this year, HSIS is on a focused mission to achieve its revenue target of RM123.2 million (US$38.8 million) by the end of its 2015 fiscal year.
“HSIS’ business is to provide IT solutions and services in Malaysia and South-East Asia markets via three core business lines – enterprise applications; engineering solutions; and IMS,” said Cheah.
“This e-Lock partnership is a definitive solution strategy to boost the IMS business line, which is expected to contribute an overall 25% of the Groups’ total annual revenue,” he said, adding that the company will be looking at the financial services, education and government sectors.
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