IT services company, Unisys, has appointed Aquion as its first security value added reseller (VAR) for the A/NZ region. As per the deal, Aquion will offer Unisys’ Stealth suite of security software solutions to enterprises and government organisations in the region.
As a Unisys authorised software channel VAR, Aquion aims to broaden the market for Unisys Stealth software to help organisations deal with growing cybersecurity threats.
Unisys Stealth uses identity-based micro-segmentation techniques and encryption to help organisations mitigate cyber-attacks from outside or within the organisation by rendering devices, data and end users undetectable on networks.
Unisys Stealth was certified by the National Information Assurance Partnership in 2016 to be eligible for use by governments in more than 20 countries, including A/NZ, to protect their most sensitive systems and information.
Unisys Asia-Pacific vice-president and general manager, Tony Windever, said Aquion was selected for its speciality in taking “emerging and innovative” security technologies to the A/NZ marketplace.
“Since 2002, Aquion has built vast experience in software to secure infrastructure and data. Aquion’s expertise covers the range of technologies that support enterprise security including for example encryption, vulnerability management, anti-malware, authentication, SIEM and cloud access security.”
Windever added that the company looks forward to working with Aquion to help protect more organisations and their employees, customers and citizens.
“The stakes are high for business leaders - cyber breaches can result in brand damage, market devaluation or loss of customers. But as our work and personal lives become increasingly hyperconnected, the risk of security breaches - whether accidental or deliberate - is inevitable.
“The Unisys approach to security is to not only prevent breaches, but also minimise the impact of breaches should they occur. Aquion has a proven reputation for delivering security solutions in Australasia,” he added.
Aquion general manager of sales, Audrey Lyon, mentioned partnering with Unisys lets the company help businesses with compromised networks.
“At Aquion, we aim to bring the most relevant security solutions to our customers. With Unisys Stealth we can offer the latest in micro-segmentation techniques to prevent and reduce the impact of security breaches.”Unisys also most recently opened a GovConnectNSW service desk to provide IT support to agencies across NSW; partnered with Brighterion Inc to fight financial fraud; and inked a two-year extension contract with the Australian Department of Defence .