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July 17, 2013
Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn. Bhd.
e-Lock Corporation Sdn Bhd
Tokyo, Petaling Jaya, July 17, 2013 - Hitachi Systems, Ltd. (hereinafter Hitachi Systems), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), its Group company Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn. Bhd.(hereinafter Hitachi Sunway Information Systems) and Malaysia-based e-Lock Corporation Sdn Bhd(hereinafter e-Lock) today announced that they will cooperate in the field of Web security solutions. Security solutions using WebALARM will start to be provided by Hitachi Systems in Japan and provided by Hitachi Sunway Information Systems in Southeast Asia.
In recent years, cyber-attacks have become increasingly sophisticated and complex, along with the uptake and increasing importance of websites and web-based applications in society. These cyber-attacks include unauthorized altering of websites and information leaks caused by viruses. Website tampering can have a huge impact on a company's brand and business, heightening the importance of security countermeasures.
e-Lock sells various security products, including a security package called WebALARM for preventing unauthorized website alteration. In addition, it offers security-related consulting, penetration testing and other services. The company successfully deployed many customers in Japan, Malaysia and other countries.
Hitachi Systems also provides security solutions to protect customers' information assets. Hitachi Systems' engineers, well-versed in security, handle everything from consulting for the introduction of security measures through to system integration and operation.Furthermore, the Security Operation Center (SOC) operates and provides security monitoring 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
Meanwhile, Hitachi Sunway Information Systems has its headquarters in Malaysia, as well as subsidiaries in Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia.
Against this backdrop, Hitachi Systems, Hitachi Sunway Information Systems and e-Lock have agreed to cooperate in the field of Web security solutions. e-Lock's WebALARM security package for preventing website tampering features such functions as monitoring (surveillance), automatic recovery, alerts, integrity audits, and content update management, and is used by more than 1,800 licensees worldwide. Hitachi Systems and Hitachi Sunway Information Systems will now sell and install WebALARM in Japan and Southeast Asia, in combination with other Hitachi Systems' security solutions including Web Security on-Demand Service, thereby providing Web security solutions matched to customers' needs.
This cooperation will enable customers to take comprehensive security countermeasures, reducing risks such as unauthorized website alteration and information leaks.
Hitachi Systems and Hitachi Sunway Information Systems, in conjunction with e-Lock, aim to expand sales of WebALARM and related solutions to the finance industry, educational institutions, public bodies and local governments in Japan and Southeast Asia. The companies are targeting cumulative sales of 700 million yen through the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.
Masato Saito, Executive Officer of Hitachi Systems and Chairman of Hitachi Sunway Information Systems said, “Hitachi Systems is striving to step up the provision of solutions that enable unified support for customers globally. This is why we are concentrating on developing the GNEXT global IT service and other services globally. We will provide broad support for WebALARM through Hitachi Systems in Japan and Hitachi Sunway Information Systems in Southeast Asia. In association with e-Lock, Hitachi Systems will be able to provide security-oriented systems globally.”
Cheah Kok Hoong, Group CEO of Hitachi Sunway Information Systems said, “We are delighted to add e-Lock's web security solutions to our portfolio. It is a perfect value-added solution offering for our customers, as it brings compelling and secure solutions to businesses that operates in a world of Internet-connected things. With Hitachi Sunway Information Systems expertise, knowledge and track records in delivering and supporting IT infrastructure projects, we are confident to bring e-Lock web security solutions to our customers, and leverage on it to expand our market reach.”
e-Lock's Dr. Ken Leong, Founder and CEO, said that e-Lock is very fortunate and thankful to have Hitachi Systems and Hitachi Sunway Information Systems as Tier 1 Distributors for Japan and South East Asia markets. Together with Hitachi Systems Ltd., e-Lock expects those countries to adopt WebAlarm solution rapidly due to strong demand for data integrity monitoring and protection systems, especially in the Government, Financial Institutions, and Large Corporations markets.
For more information, visit http://www.hitachi-sunway-is.com/products/elock (open in new window)
Hitachi Systems, Ltd. is an IT services company with strengths in high-quality operations and maintenance services. Hitachi Systems works closely with customers through a network of roughly 300 service sites and contact centers across Japan, through which it offers a wide range of business system design and integration services, and outsourcing services that take advantage of its robust data center infrastructure. A leader since the dawn of the IT era in Japan, Hitachi Systems leverages a track record and expertise in IT services to offer one-stop services covering the entire IT life cycle?from system consulting to integration, installation, operation and maintenance. Hitachi Systems also pushes beyond the boundaries of IT to create new value for customers, with the aim of becoming a global service company to which customers can entrust any operation.
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Established in April 2013, Hitachi Sunway Information Systems is a joint venture (JV) company of Hitachi Systems, Ltd. and Sunway Technology - to provide IT services in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. Its core offerings include applications (ERP, Cloud ERP & CRM), engineering solutions (PLM) and infrastructure & managed services (Systems & Storage, End-to-End Virtualization Solutions, Data Management/Storage, High Availability/Disaster Recovery, ITO Managed Services, Infra/Cloud Security, Data Center Outsourcing & Cloud Services). The company has established partnerships with leading global technologies provider such as Siemens, Spring Technologies, Oracle, Netsuite, VMware, Trend Micro, NetApp, Symantec, Dell, Commvault and Citrix. Our list of clientele come from various industries, namely Insurance & Financial Services, Automotive, Manufacturing & Distribution, and Construction & Engineering. Headquarter in Malaysia, we also have offices in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines & Vietnam.
For more information, visit http://www.hitachi-sunway-is.com/ (open in new window)
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) consolidated revenues totalled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, industrial, transportation and urban development systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com (open in new window)
e-Lock is a member of the Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) Group. It was founded in 1996 as an IT security company by Dr. Ken Leong, who obtained his doctorate in chemical engineering at the University of Massachusetts' graduate school. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, e-Lock has a global market presence in technology and business in the IT security field in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, South Africa and the US.
For details, please visit http://www.elock.com.my/ (open in new window)
Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd
e-Lock Corporation Sdn Bhd
Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
e-Lock Japan Co., Ltd
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