IT security specialist, Avecto, has opened a new office in Melbourne, expanding its global presence and footprint in the Asia-Pac region.

Since 2008, Avecto has provided innovative IT security software to some of the world's largest organisations and institutions. The opening of a new office on Collins Street, Melbourne, will better serve its customers in the region as well as grow its activities and impact across Asia-Pac. The office will be headed up by Sean Walsh, Avecto's Enterprise Relationship Manager in Australia.

Paul Kenyon, EVP at Avecto said the opening of the Melbourne office marked a significant milestone for the business: "Australia and the wider Asia-Pac region play an important role in the future vision of Avecto. We already have some significant customer relationships in the region and the opening of this new office will not only strengthen those but open up many more opportunities.

"This is another important milestone in the history of the business. Our investment in Melbourne is for the long-term and over time we hope to recruit many more talented individuals to join our team there."

One of the fastest growing software companies in the UK, Avecto is headquartered in Manchester, UK with a US office established in Boston, Massachusetts in 2012. Earlier this month, Avecto launched its new, proactive endpoint security software, Defendpoint.