KUB Partners with Cybertrust To Deliver Country’s First End-to-End Managed Security Services in Malaysia
MALAYSIA - February 15, 2007
Cybertrust ®, the global information security specialist, today announced that it will partner with mainboard-listed Malaysian conglomerate KUB Malaysia Berhad (KLSE: KUB6784) to deliver Malaysia’s first round-the-clock, end-to-end managed security services (MSS) to business and government in Malaysia.
The KUB Security Operations Centre (SOC) will be designed, built and provisioned by Cybertrust to enable the delivery of an integrated suite of information security services, as well as other state-of-the-art Cybertrust security offerings, to KUB customers in both the local private and public sector. Cybertrust wil l provide training and create the necessary policies, procedures and processes to ensure service delivery to high quality and world-class standards.
“Customers are becoming increasingly more sophisticated about the need for specialist security expertise beyond traditional network management practices as they work to fully protect their networks and maintain a strong security posture,” said Jeremy Pizzala, Cybertrust’s Vice President and General Manager, Asia. “The partnership with KUB will help meet this growing demand for world’s best practice managed security services in the Malaysian market.”
KUB Malaysia Berhad is a multi-industry conglomerate providing services and products in the info-communications and telecoms (ICT) and energy sectors. To the third quarter last year, ICT contributed RM277 million, or 40 percent, to KUB’s revenue, representing a 36 percent rise over the same period the year before.
“We are glad to have Cybertrust as a partner in building the infrastructure necessary to bring Malaysian organizations to the next stage of information security via MSS,” said Izham Yusoff, chief executive officer of KUB Malaysia. “KUB remains highly bullish on the ICT segment of our business, and MSS will be a key growth driver, especially in the public sector.”
Leveraging Cybertrust expertise, the KUB SOC will provide customers with full-service management and monitoring of their security devices and applications including firewalls, VPN servers, routers and anti-virus gateways, intrusion detection technologies, as well as the latest solutions delivering security to the desktop.
In collaboration with Cybertrust, KUB will provide the following benefits to its customers:
* An efficient and cost-effective solution for securing business data and identities, managing compliance issues and avoiding breaches
* Ability to efficiently prove and effectively maintain compliance with industry standards
* Consistent measurement and analysis of information security controls
* Proactive policies and processes to help effectively evaluate and respond to threats
* Identification and remediation of vulnerabilities within business systems
* Better information security for organizations than could be achieved alone
* Assurance that information systems are being properly managed and secured, freeing up staff to focus on core business initiatives
According to Frost & Sullivan’s Asia Pacific Managed Services Security Market 2005 report, published in December 2006, Cybertrust is the leader in the provision of MSS in key regional markets including Australia, Indonesia, Hong Kong.
Cybertrust Managed Security Services are designed to allow organizations to cost-effectively manage their IT security management, monitoring and response needs by leveraging the knowledge of information security experts to protect the value of networked assets and infrastructure.
Cybertrust helps customers identify their most critical assets by delivering an ongoing strategy that ensures greater visibility and control of information security risks. For more information on Cybertrust Managed Security Services, go to: www.cybertrust.com/solutions/managed_security_services.
Cybertrust is the global information security specialist, delivering services that secure critical data, protect identities and help customers demonstrate ongoing compliance. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, United States with more than 30 offices around the globe, Cybertrust is one of the world’s largest providers of information security and a global market leader in managed security services. For more information, visit www.cybertrust.com.
About KUB Malaysia Berhad
KUB Malaysia Berhad is an investment holding company, listed on the Main Board of Bursa Securities. KUB Malaysia provides various services and products in the ICT industry and the energy sector. With the latter, KUB Malaysia is one of the largest independent provider of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in the country.
In addition to ICT and energy, KUB Malaysia plans to venture into lucrative new core areas of defence and facilities management in the near future. In an aim to record further success, it has identified and begun realizing its corporate blueprint. The results has been encouraging as KUB Malaysia registered net profit of RM12.86 million for the first nine months of 2006 versus losses of RM17.42 million for the same period in 2005.
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