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STT Connect and Armor to offer end-to-end secure cloud solutions to APAC

21 Nov 2017

ST Telemedia Connect and US-headquartered security firm Armor are partnering to offer end-to-end secure cloud solutions to the Asia Pacific market, describing it as the fastest-growing market for cloud and security.

ST Telemedia Connect (STT Connect) is a Singapore-based private cloud provider that offers secure enterprise-grade infrastructure. The partnership with Armor will bring what the company calls ‘world-class’ managed security tools to support enterprises.

The tools will include end-to-end protection and 24-hour security operations centers for cloud workloads and hybrid IT environments.

STT Connect’s chief technology officer David Robinson says cloud is a crucial step for government and enterprise organisations that want to harness big data and the Internet of Things to serve their customers.

“By offering Armor solutions, we can comprehensively address their concerns on cybersecurity and privacy as they quickly move to the cloud. We look forward to collaborating with Armor to protect highly sought after sensitive data and meet increasingly complex compliance requirements,” he explains.

According to STT Connect, it secures infrastructure and platforms in addition to providing customer guidance in these areas.

The company’s cloud platform is hosted in ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC)’s Tier 3 facilities, and integrates some of the industry’s best technologies from Red Hat, Big Switch and Dell EMC.

“The cybersecurity industry has lost its way,” states Chris Drake, Armor founder and CEO.

“In a rush to commoditise self-service security tools, the industry has forgotten that experienced talent and intelligent processes, not technology alone, makes you secure. Threat actors know this and thus have exploited this widening talent gap for record-breaking profits. Armor provides the security technology stack, processes and talent that delivers this unique service to protect clients.”

Armor’s cloud security platform integrates threat intelligence, automated security orchestration and machine learning.

According to Armor, it is one of only eight vendors to achieve AWS Security Competency Status.

Both companies are part of investor ST Telemedia’s portfolio, which consists of distinct and complementary communications, media and technology businesses across the globe.

“By partnering with STT Connect, we have an exciting opportunity to jointly spread the message of Armor’s effective security globally. We see this as a vote of confidence from our mutual investor ST Telemedia and look forward to expanding our global distribution channel,” Drake concludes.

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