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ZeroFox announces partnerships with two of the Pacific’s largest disties

By Catherine Knowles, Tue 2 Nov 2021

ZeroFox has announced its Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) market expansion with new partnerships with two of the Pacific’s largest distributors - Netpoleon and emt Distribution, a rhipe company.

Through these local distributor partnerships, ZeroFox aims to increase its capabilities for in-region consultation with enterprises and public sector institutions in need of external threat intelligence and digital risk protection.

ZeroFox’s Australia and New Zealand Cyber Threat Landscape Report (October 2021) identifies phishing campaigns, including business email compromise (BEC) and social engineering campaigns, as the greatest threats to A/NZ-based organisations both from an employee and a customer perspective.

Banking trojans, botnets and Denial of Service attacks continue to create risk for businesses operating in the region, particularly from financially motivated threat actors.

Similarly, A/NZ is seeing an increased threat from ransomware, a trend that is anticipated to continue into 2022, the company states.

As regional demand increases among high-compliance industries such as finance, government and healthcare, ZeroFox states it is focused on helping these businesses to identify and disrupt threat actors across their digital attack surface via its AI-powered threat intelligence platform.

The company delivers external cybersecurity solutions to organisations that help them protect their data, people and brands outside of the traditional security perimeter.

According to the company, the Australian cybersecurity industry is expected to grow to $7.6 billion by 2024, and this partnership is a strategic next step for ZeroFox in a region where the company projects a steady 35% year-over-year growth through 2024.

emt Distribution senior sales manager Shane Mahney says, “ZeroFox provides advanced capabilities such as the ability to identify and take down infrastructure used to target employees and customers that high-value target organisations increasingly need to defend themselves.

"With ZeroFox, our channel partners, MSPs and MSSPs can offer multiple high-demand, high-impact security solutions on a single platform to address their clients' most urgent requirements.”

emt Distribution group executive Richard Rundle says, “emt Distribution is delighted to add ZeroFox’s threat intelligence and protection platform to our cybersecurity portfolio.

"With ZeroFox, emt can offer a comprehensive range of advanced cybersecurity capabilities that enable our partners to add value to even the most capable and mature organisations.”

Netpoleon regional director A/NZ Paul Lim says, “External threat intelligence, that includes dark web monitoring and digital risk protection, has seen immense growth in demand due to the rise in high profile ransomware attacks.

"As large organisations realise the immense costs of a security breach, contextual threat intelligence becomes a vital component to recognise imminent external threats and allows for decisive and timely preemptive steps to prevent any breach from taking place.

"With Netpoleon's other synergistic security solutions, ZeroFox adds a valuable new dimension to our offerings that will benefit A/NZ channel partners and end customers needing protection solutions outside their traditional internal security perimeter.”

ZeroFox vice president MEA/APAC Gabe Goldhirsh says, “Our team at ZeroFox is proud to partner with Netpoleon and rhipe to provide customers with stronger threat intelligence, protection capabilities and on-site consultation across the A/NZ region.

"We look forward to working together to tackle rising cybercrime in Australia and New Zealand.

"With this partnership, we deepen both the regional and global presence of our Global Partner Program and remain committed to a partner-first strategy that provides in-depth digital risk and dark web insights to businesses across the world."

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