Victoria-based managed security services provider, IPSec, has expanded its reach along the eastern seaboard into the Sydney market.
The company opened the office about three months ago, and has so far secured about seven customers in the area.
National sales director, David McDonald, will oversee the Sydney branch, and Richard Charlton will be handling the business development component.
IPSec owner, James Pemberton, said the growing company was eager to get an eastern seaboard presence.
“Sydney is an important foothold for us to achieve and we’re looking to expand into Sydney with same success we’ve experienced in Melbourne,” Pemberton said. “The security issues that all types of organisations face are largely the same, whether you’re a financial services company, or a manufacturer, the threats are pretty much the same. We don’t segregate any vertical as less or more important, we target all of them.”
He highlighted the changes taking place within the Privacy Act, which will come into effect in March next year, will be a reality check for companies to consider their security measures carefully and strategically.
IPSec also has a security policy framework product offering, which is based on Australian security standards.
“The security policy template can be easily modified for any organisation and they can they can achieve a very high security policy framework,” he said.
In the medium term, Pemberton hinted it would look at expanding into other states.
Some of its vendors include Silver Peak, Cisco, Juniper, Checkpoint, Crossbeam, Sourcefire, Vasco, Websense, F5, Zscaler, Imperva, Splunk , Swivel, MobileIron, McAfee, Sophos, Radware and WatchGuard.