In line with Kaspersky Lab’s strategy to aggressively strengthen its growth in the enterprise market, the global cybersecurity company recently announced its partnership with MSI-ECS Philippines.
MSI-ECS is one of the biggest providers of IT products and solutions in the country carrying over 50 major technology brands with an established reseller network across major cities in the Philippines. Its appointment as the newest distributor of Kaspersky Lab’s suite of B2B cybersecurity products and services is expected to further boost the cybersecurity company’s market growth nationwide.
As an important market for Kaspersky Lab due to its young and highly-active online population, the Philippines is urged to bolster its cybersecurity capabilities.
Data from Kaspersky Lab showed that in the third quarter of 2018 alone, more than eight million Filipino internet users were targeted by online threats, placing the nation as the 10thmost attacked in terms of web infections from July to September last year. This is one of the reasons the cybersecurity company is consistently keeping an eye on the country’s state of cybersecurity through its Kaspersky Security Network.
“The Philippines has gained a lot of attention from cybercriminals in last year. Our latest figures even revealed that the attacks Kaspersky Lab has blocked in the third quarter of 2018 are 400% more than the infections we detected in the same period in 2017. We’re confident this strategic partnership with MSI-ECS would further enable us to provide the most comprehensive protection to more local organizations which need the best support they could have as they build the cybersecurity of their businesses and ICS environments. We believe the proven track record of MSI-ECS in the local IT industry and its extensive channel network will make it a strong ally for Kaspersky Lab in this part of the region,” said Yeo Siang Tiong, General Manager, Kaspersky Lab Southeast Asia.
In terms of governance, local agencies namely, the Department of Information and Communications Technology and the National Privacy Commission, have shown active implementation of laws and programs needed to establish a cyber-resilient framework for the country.
“The current steps being taken by our government to improve the state of cybersecurity in the Philippines clearly show that the expertise offered by Kaspersky Lab is highly relevanton the homefront. We welcome this new partnership and we are excited to work closely with Kaspersky Lab. As we take on the SMB and Enterprise segment for the brand, ourcustomers will now have access to next generation protection against intensifying cyber attacks,” said Jimmy Go, President and Chief Executive Officer, MSI-ECS Philippines.
Under the distributorship agreement, MSI-ECS’ resellers will be able to provide customers with Kaspersky Lab’s enterprise line products including, but not limited to:
- Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud
- Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365
- Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business
- Kaspersky Hybrid Cloud Security
- Kaspersky Endpoint Security
- Kaspersky Threat Management and Defense
- Kaspersky Industrial Cybersecurity
- Kaspersky Fraud Prevention
With over 270,000 clients and 400 million users worldwide, Kaspersky Lab is one of the largest cybersecurity companies in the world. The appointment of an additional distribution partner is expected to cement Kaspersky Lab’s position as the cybersecurity market leader in the Philippines.