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New channel deals spark security boost for ANZ businesses

20 Aug 2014

Hemisphere Technologies, an Australia and New Zealand based distributor of IT security solutions, has announced a new partnership with BeyondTrust, a US-based provider context-aware solutions for privilege and vulnerability management.

Hemisphere Technologies says the partnership brings to the ANZ channel an industry player whose "proven expertise has shaped the security decisions of some of the world’s most sensitive and security-conscious organisations."

BeyondTrust customers include eight of the world's ten largest banks, eight of the world's ten largest aerospace and defence firms, and seven of the ten largest U.S. pharmaceutical companies, as well as renowned universities across the globe.

“We’ve been observing closely how Australian companies and government agencies are grappling with security issues relating to privileged account management," says Peter Phokos, managing director, Hemisphere Technologies.

"The solutions BeyondTrust provides have been tested across the highest levels of US Government, aerospace and military organisations and resulted in great success.

"This gives us the confidence to present a comprehensive deployment plan to local Australian organisations."

The number of user-based risks from misuse of system or device privileges is steadily increasing.

So much so Hemisphere Technologies expects BeyondTrust’s experience as the only security solution vendor providing Context-Aware Security Intelligence will "resonate strongly amongst Australian organisations looking to mitigate against these types of attacks."

Hemisphere Technologies has also acknowledged this emerging threat and is providing Australian organisations an opportunity to get ahead of the curve before their systems are breached.

“We’re confident in our partnership with BeyondTrust that we’re offering the local channel effective and trusted solutions which correspond with Australia’s ‘Common Criteria Certification’ and protection profile requirements,” Phokos adds.

The partnership marks Hemisphere Technologies’ strategy of expanding its security offerings from a core group of technology specialisation areas towards complimentary IT consumables and products.

This strategy, says BeyondTrust, corresponds with its own bid to cement its foothold in the Australian and New Zealand markets.

“We’re excited to partner with an established distributor who is looking to expand their offerings through best of breed technologies," adds Eddie Stefanescu, APAC regional sales director, BeyondTrust.

"BeyondTrust’s security vision coincides with Hemisphere Technologies’ strategy of merging IT, vulnerability management, privilege access, and compliance-based solutions to provide a more secure network.

"This partnership allows us to translate what we do globally to the local IT channel."

Hemisphere Technologies is an authorised distributor for Kaspersky Lab and Tech Titan products across the Australia and New Zealand region.