STEALTHbits signs emt Distribution as exclusive distributor for ANZ.
Channel partners needed to meet growing Australian and New Zealand demand for secure Active Directory, file activity monitoring and compliance solutions
Adelaide, Australia – 14 May 2018: Cyber security software specialist, emt Distribution today announced an exclusive distribution agreement with New Jersey-based STEALTHbits Technologies, a cyber security software company focused on protecting an organisation’s sensitive data and the credentials attackers use to steal that data.
emt will distribute and promote STEALTHbits’ solutions for Active Directory security and management, file activity monitoring, compliance and data access governance throughout Australia and New Zealand – meeting and growing local demand which is already more than doubling every year.
The explosive uptake of cloud-based services such as Azure, Office 365, Dropbox and Box – and the prevalence of SharePoint, Exchange and Unix/Linux/Windows file systems – means that understanding and controlling who has access to structured and unstructured data and where that data resides has become increasingly difficult to manage. STEALTHbits directly addresses these security issues, working 100% through the channel.
“STEALTHbits’ rapid growth has resulted in a requirement for a distribution partner that shares the same values of customer first and emt came highly recommended,” said Robert Attree, Vice President International at STEALTHbits Technologies. “emt is the right partner to take our international channel only sales strategy and deliver world class support to both existing and new customers in Australia and New Zealand.”
With the introduction of the Notifiable Data Breaches amendment to the Australian Privacy Act, the need for ensuring data privacy and security has never been more important and more difficult. The introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and concepts such as Gartner’s data-centric audit and protection provide further incentive for Australian and New Zealand enterprises to secure and audit data access.
“We’ve seen 110% year on year growth in Australia and New Zealand over the last three years,” said Mark Kensley, APAC Channel Director at STEALTHbits Technologies. “That triple digit growth is poised to continue with a strengthening digital economy, new data breach notification requirements, cyber investments by Australian federal and state governments and the dramatic increase in targeted attacks occurring throughout supply chains.
“Our channel partners allow us to scale rapidly and deliver quality results, without losing our customer first focus. It’s important for us to manage growth through our partner community and to strengthen those relationships,” said Kensley. “emt has shown historical success in bringing security software vendors into a market and connecting the right partners to the right customers. Working with emt has cemented my feelings that the best growth model is having a strong platform of trust, openness and industry leading security experts to work with.”
STEALTHbits is a good fit with emt’s focus on addressing cyber threat mitigation strategies and tackling controls within the Australian Signals Directorate’s Information Security Manual (ISM). The need to address the security and full audit capability of privileged operations, elevation of privileges, user/group creation, deletion and modification and access to files and file systems, as well as controlling password complexity and preventing use of hackable passwords are all significant controls in the ISM addressed by STEALTHbits’ solutions.
“We are delighted to be chosen as the exclusive distributor for STEALTHbits in Australia and New Zealand,” said Richard Rundle, CEO of emt Distribution. “The use cases for the company’s solutions are numerous and critical to the security of our reseller partners’ customers. STEALTHbits also has a proven track record with data access governance in the enterprise with customers like Dun & Bradstreet, Barclays, AIG, Deutsche Bank and more.”
About STEALTHbits Technologies
STEALTHbits Technologies, Inc. is a cybersecurity software company focused on protecting an organization’s sensitive data and the credentials attackers use to steal that data. By removing inappropriate data access, enforcing security policy, and detecting advanced threats, we reduce security risk, fulfil compliance requirements and decrease operations expense. For more information, visit http://www.stealthbits.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 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 assist channel partners and MSPs in delivering what 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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