10 Feb 2021
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ExtraHop opens data centre facilities in Sydney

ExtraHop has this week opened data centre facilities in Sydney, Australia, marketing the next step in its expansion across the country and the wider Asia Pacific region.

ExtraHop is a cybersecurity firm that specialises in cloud-native network detection and response. The company opened the Australian data centre facilities so that it could host its security offering locally.

This means the company can also deliver reduced latency and higher availability, whilst ensuring that customers maintain data sovereignty.

“Organisations around the world are rethinking their approach to security as advanced threats like APTs and software supply chain attacks take a financial and reputational toll,” says ExtraHope Asia Pacific and Japan vice president David Sajoto.

He says the company provides machine learning-backed detection and response capabilities. These are delivered through ExtraHop Reveal(x) 360.

“[Our] commitment includes investing in the markets we serve to ensure that our customers have access to high-availability, low-latency security capabilities that meet local standards for data sovereignty and protection. This investment affirms our commitment to the region and our customers.”

In August 2020 ExtraHop appointed Australian distribution partner NEXTGEN as part of its agreement to broaden its security channel in the country.

ExtraHop’s head of global channels Mark Fitzmaurice said at the time, “ExtraHop is recognised as a leader in NDR, and with the recent launch of SaaS-based Reveal(x) 360, ExtraHop now provides unified security across on-premises and cloud environments. The appointment of NEXTGEN and its reputable, passionate and collaborative team, comes at a very exciting time.”

NEXTGEN managing director Gavin Lawless added, We also select vendors that will be a cultural fit for our organisation. Ultimately, we get better results when we work with vendors we like and trust. For us, ExtraHop is a natural fit in all respects and being a 100 per cent channel company we’re confident that we will be able to help them scale through partners based on our skills, our relationships, our know-how and our dedication to growth.”

In October 2020 the company’s ExtraHop Reveal(x) 360 achieve Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security Competency Status, meaning that ExtraHop has the required technical proficiency and ability to help customers secure applications, data, and workloads on AWS.

ExtraHop cofounder and chief customer officer Raja Mukerji said at the time that, “Earning AWS Security Competency status is a significant step in our commitment to helping our customers achieve their cloud security goals.” 

“Enterprises are leveraging the cloud to accelerate digital business initiatives, and security teams find themselves in the challenging position of establishing visibility and control without adding friction to DevOps. By working with AWS, ExtraHop enables our customers to confidently and securely take full advantage of the speed, agility, and innovation unleashed by the cloud.”

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