Hemisphere announces new channel partnership

August 20th, 2014

Partnership with BeyondTrust provides improved security solutions for Australian organisations

Hemisphere Technologies announced today a new partnership with BeyondTrust, a US-based pioneer of context-aware solutions for privilege and vulnerability management.

Hemisphere Technologies, an Australia and New Zealand based distributor of IT security solutions, says the partnership brings to the Australian channel an industry player whose proven expertise has shaped the security decisions of some of the world’s most sensitive and security-conscious organisations. BeyondTrust customers include 8 of the world’s 10 largest banks, 8 of the world’s 10 largest aerospace and defense firms, and 7 of the 10 largest U.S. pharmaceutical companies, as well as renowned universities across the globe.

“We’ve been observing closely how Australian companies and government agencies are grappling with security issues relating to privileged account management. The solutions BeyondTrust provides have been tested across the highest levels of US Government, aerospace and military organisations and resulted in great success. This gives us the confidence to present a comprehensive deployment plan to local Australian organisations,” Peter Phokos, Hemisphere Technologies’ managing director, said.

The number of user-based risks from misuse of system or device privileges is steadily increasing. Hemisphere Technologies expects BeyondTrust’s experience as the only security solution vendor providing Context-Aware Security Intelligence will resonate strongly amongst Australian organisations looking to mitigate against these types of attacks. Hemisphere Technologies has acknowledged this emerging threat and is providing Australian organisations an opportunity to get ahead of the curve before their systems are breached.

“We’re confident in our partnership with BeyondTrust that we’re offering the Australian channel effective and trusted solutions which correspond with Australia’s ‘Common Criteria Certification’ and protection profile requirements,” Phokos added.

The partnership marks Hemisphere Technologies’ strategy of expanding its security offerings from a core group of technology specialisation areas towards complimentary IT consumables and products. This strategy, says BeyondTrust, corresponds with its own bid to cement its foothold in the Australian and New Zealand markets.

“We’re excited to partner with an established distributor who is looking to expand their offerings through best of breed technologies. BeyondTrust’s security vision coincides with Hemisphere Technologies’ strategy of merging IT, vulnerability management, privilege access, and compliance-based solutions to provide a more secure network. This partnership allows us to translate what we do globally to the local IT channel,” Eddie Stefanescu, BeyondTrust’s APAC regional sales director, said.

Hemisphere Technologies is an authorised distributor for Kaspersky Lab and Tech Titan products across the Australia and New Zealand region.

About BeyondTrust

BeyondTrust empowers security-conscious organizations with Context-Aware Security Intelligence, delivering Privileged Account Management and Vulnerability Management solutions that reduce IT security risks and simplify compliance reporting across heterogeneous IT environments.

Our customers not only mitigate user-based risks arising from misuse of system or device privileges, but also identify and remediate asset vulnerabilities targeted by cyber-attacks. As a result, they address both internal and external threats, while making every device – physical, virtual, mobile and cloud – as secure as possible. BeyondTrust solutions are unified under the BeyondInsight IT Risk Management Platform, which provides IT and security teams a single, contextual lens through which to view user and asset risk.

More than half of the companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rely on BeyondTrust to secure their enterprises. Customers include 8 of the world’s 10 largest banks, 8 of the world’s 10 largest aerospace and defense firms, and 7 of the 10 largest U.S. pharmaceutical companies, as well as renowned universities across the globe.

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Anne Trapasso
Voce Communications for BeyondTrust
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