Perth-headquartered cyber security company, Family Zone has announced a deal with cyber security software vendor Check Point Software Technologies.
Under the agreement, Family Zone and Check Point products will be offered as an integrated solution across the Australian education sector, targeting 2,500 schools. Specifically, Family Zone will offer its cloud-based cyber security solution while Check Point will be in charge of providing its firewall product.
As a result, the ASX-listed company will work with Check Point's reseller network to promote and sell the solutions.
Family Zone expects the partnership will result in "significant new revenue opportunities" as well as stimulate Australian sales for Family Zone’s education offering in the key December quarter sales period.
“Digital technology is changing the education industry and the internet is bringing a wealth of information to classrooms while streamlining school administrative operations,” said Scott McKinnel, regional director A/NZ at Check Point Software Technologies.
“However, the same technology is also opening the doors to cyber-attacks directed at schools.
"Schools networks amass large amounts of personal data that needs to be protected. Our strategic partnership with Family Zone offers a solution that encompasses both cyber safety for users and cyber security for the school’s architecture,” McKinnel added.
Schools have legal obligations to keep students safe and have to manage the growth of devices across school grounds, according to Tim Levy, managing director at Family Zone.
“Schools must also support the rapidly evolving pedogeological demands of technology-enabled classrooms," Levy said.
Family Zone was established in 2014 and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange on August 2016. In November of the same year it acquired Sonar/MyNet IP from Tesserent.