PHOTO - (from left) Ivan Wen, country manager, Sourcefire Malaysia; Vanita Suzanne, general manager, JCMEX.
A partnership between cyber security solutions firm Sourcefire and Malaysian local VOIP distributor JCMEX Trading (JCMEX) will deliver the country's first Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems (NGIPS) protection over Internet Protocol telephony solutions in Malaysia, said the companies.
According to Sourcefire Malaysia country manager Ivan Wen, JCMEX is Malaysia's first IP telephony solutions distributor, and also Sourcefire's first local partner in providing secured IP telephony solutions for the local market. "As VoIP (Voice over IP) increases in popularity, so does the potential for harm from cyber attacks. Security is becoming the main concern for enterprises to adopt IP-based telecommunication platforms."
"Sourcefire's NGIPS provides users with decisive threat-mitigating controls to reduce threat attack surfaces over VoIP, video and Web communications, IP-based Private Branch Exchange (PBX) servers, IP traffic gateways, data networks and more," said Wen. "Much like firewalls in any IT infrastructure today, IPS has become a required component in any VoIP deployment."
Intended for enterprises, as well as small and medium businesses (SMBs), JCMEX general manager Vanita Suzanne said the new solution would help increase its IP telephony solution revenue sales. "This year, JCMEX is looking at a 20 percent of growth in IP solution revenue sales. Currently, we have more than 180 resellers around the region to advocate the business growth and performance."
Suzanne said that based on a recent Frost & Sullivan's report, revenues for the enterprise telephony market in the Asia Pacific region was expected to grow to US$2.57 billion in 2016 (from US$1.72 billion in 2009). "In particular, SMBs have shown an active interest in enterprise IP products that can help reduce the total cost of ownership and telecommunication bills."
"The new partnership will enable JCMEX to integrate Sourcefire's context-aware NGIPS within all its IP-based telephony offering range to identify and prevent malicious attacks, i.e. voice hacking, on communications platforms that have been commonly experienced by Asia's IP telephony users," she said.
"In today's competitive market, it's common for businesses, particularly for the enterprises and SMBs to engage IP-based communication platforms to be more operationally cost saving and to keep up with the latest in technology," said Suzanne.
"The introduction of NGIPS-enabled IP telephony solution will also provide the organisation with the peace of mind to explore other new IP telephony technologies, such as mobile applications and mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) services."
Established in 2000 in Malaysia, JCMEX is Asia's first distributor of Digium/Asterisk IP telephony solutions. JCMEX's clients include Hewlett-Packard, Ministry of Defence (Hanoi, Vietnam), Cebu Telecoms and many more.
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