UXC has partnered security firm Senetas in a bid to provide an 'Australian-developed' security solution for government and defence agencies, as well as businesses across Australia.
The partnership brings together the certified high-speed, defence-grade encryptors of Senetas with UXC’s end-to-end ICT offering of advisory, consulting, and network infrastructure services and makes it available to UXC’s Australian government and commercial customer base.
Senetas, an Australian public listed company (ASX: SEN), specialises in protecting data as it is transmitted across networks whilst retaining maximum network performance.
Its products are the world’s only triple-certified encryptors of (Common Criteria (Australia and international), FIPS (US) and CAPS (UK) Certification - for Government and Defence use) and protect much of the world’s most sensitive data, according to a company statement.
UXC, managing director, Cris Nicolli, said, as the list of organisations affected by cyber-attacks continued to grow, it was clear that no company was immune.
"Data networks are vulnerable to security breaches," he said.
"To be protected from a data network breach, cyber-attack or innocent routing error, organisations need strong encryption products.
“We expect that our ability to offer an Australian developed and manufactured security solution will be a strong selling point for government and defence agencies as well as corporates across Australia."
Senetas chief executive, Andrew Wilson, said the number of data breaches were on the rise.
"We’re encouraging both the business and government sectors to understand that the true cost of data breaches extends beyond regulatory penalties, and often includes financial losses, the damage to reputation and trust, and loss of intellectual property," he said.
"Businesses must be proactive in protecting their customers’ data and aware that they will be held accountable when that data is compromised.”
“Maximising our local R and D is helping us meet the rapidly growing needs of new customers around the world and making encryption more cost effective and easier to implement than ever before.
"Our partnership with UXC will help provide businesses with a data security solution that will drive results in a secure, sophisticated environment."