NTT and start-up Cynterra win IP Australia cyber contract

NTT and start-up Cynterra win IP Australia cyber contract

Multi-year contract valued at $250,000 per annum

Paul Heaton (Cynterra)

Paul Heaton (Cynterra)

Credit: IDG

NTT and cyber security start-up Cynterra have won a multi-year contract with federal agency IP Australia (IPA).

The contract, valued at $250,000 per year, will see the two provide cloud-based web gateways for all of IP Australia’s online applications, including trademark and patent systems.

IPA will also use NTT Security Operations Centre for 24/7 monitoring, threat escalation and service management. 

According to Cynterra, which was first established in 2018, the solution is the first cloud-based gateway system to be deemed government compliant.

CEO Paul Heaton believes this win is a positive sign that government agencies are now backing local cyber-security service providers.

“We see this as a milestone for not only Cynterra, but validation and the acceptance of cloud-based solutions and the capabilities of Australian cybersecurity," he said. 

“The forward-thinking of this Australian government agency is encouraging – not just for Australian security firms, but for the general public too.”

Cynterra also claimed its system would speed up IPA’s services by approximately 150 per cent, compared with non-cloud solutions.

The start-up said it is currently trialling several solutions with a range of Australian government departments, designed to protect classified communications up to the official Sensitive and Protected levels.

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