Telstra, Cisco named first Australian resellers for cloud security firm

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Telstra, Cisco named first Australian resellers for cloud security firm

Cloud security vendor Elastica this week announced its entry into the Australian market, announcing Telstra and Cisco as foundation resellers.

Telstra will be offering Elastica's cloud access security broker (CASB) software to its customers.

"When Elastica appeared in mid-2014, we were impressed with the ability to monitor, track and block sensitive data in real time and quickly identify shadow IT and shadow data for cloud applications," said Telstra director of security practice John Ieraci.

"After an in-depth analysis of the alternate vendors, we selected Elastica as our CASB vendor of choice."

Ieraci also said that Telstra had "invested" in Elastica to "strengthen our strategic partnership", but did not elaborate on the magnitude of the investment.

Elastica Asia-Pacific managing director John Cunningham said that the vendor has hired "leading security practitioners" in Sydney and Melbourne to kick off the Australian operations.

The Telstra deal follows Elastica's reseller agreement with Cisco announced in April at the RSA Conference. In a similar channel to Telstra's, Cisco's customers globally are being offered Elastica's CASB for cloud protection.

"Our global customers gain additional levels of visibility and control for cloud applications and it enhances our portfolio of advanced cloud-delivered security offerings," said Cisco Security Business Group product management vice president Scott Harrell.

Elastica is headquarted in California and is ranked 117th in the Cybersecurity 500 list, as reported by CRN in March.

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