emt Distribution brings leading enterprise-level Netsparker dynamic application security testing solution to ANZ and APAC

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With enterprise functionality and unrivalled accuracy, Netsparker complements Acunetix web vulnerability scanning solution that meets the needs of SMBs

Adelaide, Australia  – 18 November 2020: Cybersecurity specialist, emt Distribution, today announced that it will bring the Netsparker enterprise-level dynamic application security testing (DAST) solution to Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region under an expanded distribution agreement.

 

emt Distribution also offers the Acunetix web vulnerability scanning solution that cost-effectively meets the needs of small and medium businesses (SMBs). Both solutions deliver web application security, with the enterprise-level Netsparker focusing on absolute accuracy and automation. emt’s Adelaide and Singapore offices will now offer the full range of Netsparker and Acunetix solutions to channel partners, MSPs and MSSPs.

 

emt Distribution, a leading value-added distributor, offers cybersecurity solutions that address the Australian Signals Directorate’s top four mitigation strategies as well as the broader strategies in the Australian Government’s Information Security Manual (ISM).

 

Netsparker is designed so that enterprises can fully automate all their web security processes – including automatic vulnerability assessment, and automatic discovery and protection of web assets – so they can avoid resource-intensive manual processes. With Netsparker reports, enterprises can also meet their compliance requirements.

 

Netsparker is the only product that delivers automatic verification of vulnerabilities. Its Proof-Based Scanning™ technology safely exploits any vulnerabilities found, generating a proof-of-exploit or proof-of-concept to rule out false positives. Users do not have to manually verify findings and can immediately proceed with the fixing of security flaws.

 

Netsparker scans any type of web application, provides actionable results, and integrates with company workflow tools to close the loop between IT and developers. Its built-in team management and vulnerability management features enable enterprises to create roles, assign issues, overview the remediation process, and retest after completion.

 

Under the expanded distribution agreement, emt Distribution will invest additional on-the-ground support and educational resources for both Netsparker and Acunetix in the region. This will see emt Distribution provide qualifying resellers with proof-of-concept keys, easy access to product trials, and assistance with customer demonstrations, all within a 24 hour turnaround time.

 

“emt Distribution is delighted to add Netsparker to our web vulnerability scanning and dynamic application security testing portfolio,” said Shane Mahney, General Manager of emt Distribution. “Our channel partners will be able to deliver even higher levels of accuracy and automation for their enterprise customers. It will give them a high-end alternative to Acunetix, which has proved very successful in meeting the security needs of web application developers, development operations teams and SMBs.”

 

“We are excited to be working with emt Distribution to expand our presence in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region,” said Kevin Abela, VP of Global Channel Development at Invicti Security, owner of the Netsparker and Acunetix brands. “With cyber security risks continually on the rise, we want to ensure the best possible reach and support to make our customers’ web applications as secure as possible.”

 

About emt Distribution

emt Distribution is an Adelaide-based value added distributor and vendor representative with a presence in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, UAE and South Africa. It also works closely with like-minded distributors in the UK, Netherlands and Germany. emt offers cyber security solutions that address the top four mitigation strategies to prevent cyber security incidents, the broader strategies in the Australian Government’s Information Security Manual (ISM) and solutions to address Cyber Threat Management.

 

emt Distribution assists channel partners, MSPs and MSSPs to deliver cyber security solutions their customers need. emt offers pre and post-sales support, channel development, engaged sales processes and marketing assistance for both vendors and channel partners. See: www.emtdist.com

 

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emt Distribution Signs bluedog Security Monitoring to Bring Affordable Cybersecurity Services to SMBs in ANZ and APAC

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bluedog disrupts security monitoring market, putting enterprise-level services within reach of all organisations, including small and medium businesses

Adelaide, Australia & Singapore – 13 October 2020: Cybersecurity specialist, emt Distribution, today announced that UK-based bluedog Security Monitoring – which aims to make monitoring services accessible to businesses of all sizes – has expanded its reach to include Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific with a new distribution agreement.

 

emt Distribution, a leading value-added distributor, offers cybersecurity solutions that address the Australian Signals Directorate’s top four mitigation strategies – dubbed Catch, Patch and Match – as well as the broader strategies in the Australian Government’s Information Security Manual (ISM).

 

bluedog, which is headquartered in London with a security operations centre in Manila, is disrupting the market for security monitoring. The company provides a level of network protection typically only afforded by large corporations, putting it within reach of all organisations. This includes offering high quality technology, support and service to small and medium businesses (SMBs), helping protect them from cyber threats.

 

emt’s Adelaide and Singapore offices now offer the full range of bluedog’s solutions to channel partners, MSPs and MSSPs. They include the popular bluedog Microsoft® Office 365™ Monitoring, a low cost work-from-home solution that allows organisations with remote workers to protect their data – the only one of its type backed by a live security team.

 

Meanwhile, the bluedog virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) service provides access to an experienced security professional to assess risk and ensure compliance with standards; while the managed detection and response (MDR) service allows even small organisations to have the reassurance of 24-hour monitoring.

 

“Fixing incidents after they have happened is notoriously difficult and expensive, and can be massively disruptive to organisations with limited cybersecurity resources,” said Shane Mahney, General Manager of emt Distribution. “Organisations need a collaborative range of systems and support services to fight cyber attackers effectively. bluedog provides a robust stack of preventive solutions to fill the gaps many organisations have.”

 

The new partnership with emt Distribution further extends bluedog’s distribution network which already covers Europe, the Middle East, India, Malaysia and the Philippines.

 

“Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific are key markets for bluedog,” said Paul Lomax, CEO of bluedog. “emt Distribution has a highly experienced team with a thorough understanding of the needs of users in the region. This new partnership is an important step in building our worldwide network.”

 

“emt Distribution is delighted to add bluedog’s advanced network security solutions to our cybersecurity portfolio,” said Richard Rundle, CEO of emt Distribution. “bluedog’s entry into the region gives our channel partners and their customers access to a new level of cybersecurity protection with enterprise-grade sophistication at an accessible price point.”

 

About bluedog Security Monitoring

Privately held and headquartered in London UK, bluedog Security Monitoring provides essential cybersecurity technology that helps businesses to monitor, protect and secure their business systems. Our people deliver insight and provide solutions to security issues across business networks, safeguarding the employees, customers and reputation of any business. For further information see www.bluedog-security.com.

 

About emt Distribution

emt Distribution is an Adelaide-based value added distributor and vendor representative with a presence in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, UAE and South Africa. It also works closely with like-minded distributors in the UK, Netherlands and Germany. emt offers cyber security solutions that address the top four mitigation strategies to prevent cyber security incidents, the broader strategies in the Australian Government’s Information Security Manual (ISM) and solutions to address Cyber Threat Management.

 

emt Distribution assists channel partners, MSPs and MSSPs to deliver cyber security solutions their customers need. emt offers pre and post-sales support, channel development, engaged sales processes and marketing assistance for both vendors and channel partners. See: www.emtdist.com

 

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emt Distribution signs Layer 8 Security to address the human dimension of cyber risk prevention

Reseller partners can offer first fully measurable Security Behaviour Framework and Cyber Escape Room training adventures in Australia, New Zealand and Asia

Adelaide, Australia – 18 February 2020: Cyber security software specialist, emt Distribution, today announced an agreement with Australian company, Layer 8 Security to offer a complete suite of security awareness solutions leveraging progressive training techniques to effectively improve human response to cyber attacks.

 

Layer 8 Security developed the first fully measurable Security Behaviour Framework and Cyber Escape Room training adventures in Australia, New Zealand and Asia as part of its security awareness suite. These address the shortcomings of traditional security awareness training programs which typically tick a compliance box without effectively preventing cyber attacks.

 

“Security awareness training should be more than an annual one-size-fits-all computer-based training course and a simulated social engineering attack,” said Robert de Haan, CEO and Founder of Layer 8 Security. “To truly address the human dimension of cyber risk prevention, measurements of each individuals’ attitude, behaviour, culture and knowledge must be taken into account.”

 

Layer 8 Security’s Security Behaviour Framework employs a cyclical model of assessment, education, reinforcement, and measurement. Individuals are tested at different times from receiving training, for example, to properly understand how they have progressed. “Our framework has helped our customers change behaviours within their organisations and reduce the damage caused by cyber criminals, malware infections and phishing attacks by up to 90%,” said de Haan.

 

Layer 8 Security’s Cyber Escape Room training adventures, like other parts of the solutions suite, address local standards, requirements and cyber risks. Embedded lessons cover areas such as passwords, physical security, remote access and mobile devices. They also function as team building events and dramatically improve knowledge retention which can be as low as 5-10% using computer-based training alone.

 

“Knowledge retention is key to a successful cyber security awareness program,” said Scott Hagenus, CMO for emt Distribution. “Government initiatives and compliance regimes often recommend or require cyber security awareness training. But if you want this stuff to stick, and get an actual improvement in cyber risk prevention, Layer 8 Security is a better choice.”

 

Under the agreement, emt Distribution will execute a 100% channel strategy and expand Layer 8 Security’s existing base of IT Security resellers in Australia, and recruit partners in New Zealand and Asia as well. emt is implementing a broad channel program with ongoing lead generation and pre-sales support. This builds on the channel program created by Layer 8 Security when it moved to a 100% channel sales model in 2019.

 

The security awareness training market exceeds A$1.5 billion globally with annual growth of about 13%, according to research firm Gartner. Layer 8 Security doubled staff numbers and more than doubled revenues in the last year. “I expect that growth to accelerate with the partnership between Layer 8 Security and emt Distribution,” said de Haan.

 

As well as receiving additional revenue with healthy margins in a growing segment of the cyber security market, Layer 8 Security partners benefit in other ways.

 

The company’s Security Behaviour Framework includes a gap analysis which identifies issues partners can address through other cyber security solutions. This deepens customer engagement and leads to additional business opportunities. Partners also receive cyber security awareness training as part of their enablement program, helping to give them a good understanding of how their customers will benefit.

 

About emt Distribution

emt Distribution is an Adelaide-based value added distributor and vendor representative with a presence in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, UAE and South Africa. It also works closely with like-minded distributors in the UK, Netherlands and Germany. emt offers cyber security solutions that address the top four mitigation strategies to prevent cyber security incidents, the broader strategies in the Australian Government’s Information Security Manual (ISM) and solutions to address Cyber Threat Management.

 

emt Distribution assists channel partners, MSPs and MSSPs to deliver cyber security solutions their customers need. emt offers pre and post-sales support, channel development, engaged sales processes and marketing assistance for both vendors and channel partners. See: www.emtdist.com

 

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Chris Bowes

Bowes Communications

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[email protected]

Third time win for emt Distribution at Thycotic International Partner Conference

Adelaide, Australia –  1 November 2019:  emt Distribution  received multiple awards for the third time running at Thycotic’s Partner Conference, Unlocked,  held in Monaco 15th – 17th October. Adelaide based emt Distribution was awarded International Distributor of the Year, 2019  with 91 of  Thycotic’s distributors and partners attending from multiple regions including Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. This is emt Distribution’s second win as International Distributor of the Year since bringing Thycotic on board as an ANZ vendor partner in July 2016.

This award is noteworthy as it is a recognition of the outstanding efforts and results emt has driven in ANZ over the last 12 months. It rides on the back of its 2017 win of the same award in Alicante, Spain and also of the International Pre-sales and International Pro Services Champion awards in 2018 at Unlocked in Nice, France. emt was also awarded International Pre-sales Champion for 2019.

“We are absolutely delighted with our awards and truly appreciate the recognition of the success we have had with Thycotic in the region,” Scott Hagenus, CMO of emt Distribution said.  “We have consistently demonstrated that with the right mix of resources, focus, strategy and determination, significant growth is achievable.”

Hagenus further stated that, “Thycotic’s underpinning technology and ability to address real world security challenges in privileged access management is exceptional. Coupled with our outstanding channel, there is a lot more to achieve in the region.”

There was further recognition of ANZ at Unlocked as emt and Thycotic partner, A23 also received recognition for International Deal of the Year! Canberra based A23 is a consulting and professional services IT firm who was the first in the region to be invited and accredited as Thycotic Professional Services certified. This award recognises A23’s ability to meet customers’ needs with the right solutions and also implement them at the highest level, which gives them significant competitive advantage.

“This is an exciting time for Thycotic in ANZ as it continues to grow and we expand and create more opportunities within the channel. We continue to look forward to creating strong partnerships in the region and consistently deliver great value,” said Andrew McAllister, Regional Director for Thycotic ANZ.

 

AusCert 2019

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We are excited to be exhibiting at the AusCert Conference 2019 at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Swing by booth 37 to say hello to the team and booth vendors – Flashpoint, ThreatConnect and VMRay.

Exhibiting at the conference is also our other vendors – Thycotic and Airlock 

AusCert 2019 is a great opportunity to learn about new approaches to info security, discover the latest technology and interact with top security leaders and pioneers in ANZ community.

Hands-on sessions, keynotes and informal gatherings allow attendees to tap into a smart, forward-thinking  community that inspires and empowers the cyber security community in Australia and New Zealand. Learn more about AusCert2019 here