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Malaysia's Exabytes partners with Kaspersky Lab

AvantiKumar | July 11, 2011
Partnership will allow Web hosting firm Exabytes to provide clients with hosted e-mail security service.

Kaspersky Lab - Exabytes

PHOTO - (From left) Jimmy Fong, channel sales director, SEA, Kaspersky Lab presenting an Authorized Reseller Certificate to Chan Kee Siak, founder and CEO, Exabytes Network to mark the official partnership between Kaspersky Lab and Exabytes.

KUALA LUMPUR - A partnership that took effect from 30 June 2011 between Malaysian Web hosting firm Exabytes Network and security solutions provider Kaspersky Lab will allow Exabytes' clients to enjoy Kaspersky Hosted E-mail Security (KHES).

Exabytes founder and chief executive officer Chan Kee Siak said the company's 44,000 clients from 121 countries could further enhance their network protection with KHES for an add-on price of RM300 (US$100) for every 10 mailboxes.

"Earlier this year, we were introduced to Kaspersky Hosted Email Security (KHES)," said Chan. "Several stringent and extensive test lab sessions and follow up analyses have been carried out since then leaving us very impressed with the cloud security solution by Kaspersky. Another thing that really caught our attention is the commitment from the Kaspersky team, which sealed the deal for us."

"As a leading brand in cyber security, Kaspersky Lab is delighted to collaborate with Exabytes Network, Malaysia's leading Web hosting provider as both brands share a common philosophy - to deliver and to ensure the best quality to our users. Through this collaboration, Kaspersky Lab has added another channel in protecting people in cyberspace," said Kaspersky Lab channel sales director, SEA (Southeast Asia), Jimmy Fong.

"According to a recent IDC Security Survey, about 58 per cent of Asian manufacturers do not know how many security events have occurred in their organisations in the past 12 months," said Fong. "The study also shows that about 64 per cent of Asian manufacturers do not know the nature of security events that occurred in their organisations in the past 12 months."


Cyber crime is rampant

"The figures in the study are disturbing as cyber threats and cyber criminal activities are rampant and definitely pose a significant risk to one's business," said Fong. "This is proven with the recent escalation of audacious global cyber attacks on international organisations in which its users' personal data had been stolen. According to Kaspersky Lab's experts, from the close of 2009, the number of malicious programs designed to steal any type of users' personal data has increased by more than 100 per cent while the number of new banking Trojan signatures introduced into Kaspersky Lab's databases exceeded 25,0002 in 2010 - more than five times higher than in 2006."

Exabytes Network currently has more than 44,000 clients, from 121 countries with more than 60,000 domains hosted, and includes clients such as 988 Radio Station, Bonia Fashion, Canon Foto, Carlsberg Education Fund and Celebrity Fitness.


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