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Kinetic IT partners with CrowdStrike to bring next-gen security to Aus
Fri, 1st May 2020
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Kinetic IT has partnered with CrowdStrike in order to release a critical services and infrastructure next generation security solution to the Australian market.

Through the partnership, Kinetic IT will offer the CrowdStrike Falcon platform as part of its PROTECT+ solution.

The Falcon platform offers unifying next-generation antivirus (NGAV), IT hygiene, endpoint detection and response (EDR), threat intelligence, and proactive threat hunting.

As such, it helps to strengthen customers overall security posture and endpoint security, the company states.

The company states it chose CrowdStrike due to its open API platform model, which has ‘established a new standard in endpoint security'.

Kinetic IT will utilise CrowdStrike Orchestration and Automation, and new and updated APIs via CrowdStrike Falcon Connect.

Going forward, Kinetic IT can integrate its PROTECT+ solution with the platform's lightweight agent. The cloud-native architecture of the platform means Kinetic IT can deliver faster, intelligent and agile solutions to shared customers.

There is a growing demand for such a service as Australian organisations are increasingly looking for cloud-based, scalable cyber solutions powered with next generation technology, according to the company.

Kinetic IT head of security services Kevin OSullivan says, “As our customers transform, we're seeing the impact of rapid adoption of cloud services, greater access to data and information and flexible working.

“This has driven the need to look at contemporary security solutions that support these new ways of working. Traditional AV cant keep up with the pace of change, making next-gen technologies a must.

CrowdStrike regional vice president channel and alliances for APAC, Geoff Swaine, says, “Australian organisations are increasingly adopting cloud-based, scalable cyber solutions that leverage next-gen technology such as AI to gain real-time visibility into all endpoint activity to detect and respond to breaches faster.

“CrowdStrike and Kinetic IT will work closely together to help customers understand their security risks and create actionable changes that strengthen an organisation's security posture.

In fact, according to AustCyber, global investment in cyber security is forecast to grow by 88% over the next eight years, representing an estimated spend of almost US$270 billion by 2026.

Australian investment is also on the rise, seeing an 8% increase to $3.9 billion spent on cyber security services and products in 2018.

According to Kinetic IT, this reflects the increasing strategic role of cyber security as organisations continue to leverage cloud-based technologies to enable transformative growth and increase their competitive edge.

Kinetic IT works with partners, vendors, industry experts, and the wider security community. The company's overarching goal is to safeguard Australia's critical services relied upon by communities.