Rhipe partners with Symantec to distribute cloud security service

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Rhipe partners with Symantec to distribute cloud security service

Rhipe has partnered with security software vendor Symantec to distribute its Endpoint Protection Cloud solution.

The security-as-a-service (SaaS) offering aims to protect small and medium businesses from targeted attacks and ransomware through a single cloud-based console for endpoint protection, management, mobility and encryption.

“Symantec is the global leader in security technology innovation, and is a leader in endpoint security,” Rhipe chief executive Dominic O’Hanlon said.

“[Symantec’s] solution offers comprehensive capabilities in a streamlined security-as-a-service offering that is ideal for our channel partners across Asia-Pacific.”

Rhipe chief strategy officer Chris Sharp said the solution would soon be available in all 18 markets across Asia-Pacific, initially focusing on Australia and New Zealand and Southeast Asia.

“Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud adds a vital layer of granular protection, particularly for those channel partners who are wanting to build their clouds — allowing them to build even more secure solutions for their customers,” Sharp said.

Edwin Yeo, Symantec vice president of channels and alliances for Asia-Pacific, said the partnership with Rhipe would help Symantec expand its outreach “significantly” and provide a solution to help keep the information of its small and medium business customers secure.

“Rhipe is one of the prominent cloud channel companies in Asia-Pacific and Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defense Platform focuses on empowering the businesses to securely embrace the cloud,” Yeo said.

“Furthermore, the solution’s seamless and easy management will be a welcome relief for overstretched IT departments.”

In August, Rhipe posted its first net profit after tax in three years partly due to increased revenue and savings from a restructure and pushing Microsoft’s cloud solution provider licensing program.

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