Thomas Duryea Logicalis partners with Ivanti for security solutions

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Thomas Duryea Logicalis partners with Ivanti for security solutions
David Gulli, Thomas Duryea Logicalis

Thomas Duryea Logicalis (TDL) has partnered with Ivanti, the company born out of the combination of Landesk and Heat Software.

TDL will offer Ivanti's range of security solutions, which provides protection against targeted cyber-attacks.

Ivanti's real-time security dashboard and reporting tool Xtraction was designed with the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) top four recommendations in mind. With the new offering, TDL will be able to help organisations implement solutions to address most of the ASD’s top four recommendations.

TDL will help organisations to avoid a possible breach and subsequent penalties under the new data breach notification legislation, which determines government agencies, organisations governed by the Privacy Act, and businesses with a turnover of more than $3 million a year to report to the privacy Commissioner if their data is breached.

David Gulli, TDL's chief technology officer, said that traditional IT security approach is no longer effective against today's cybersecurity threats.

"Up until now, there has not been a cost-effective, holistic approach in the market that can demonstrate a single-view of an entire organisation’s security posture in relation to the ASD’s recommendations," Gulli said.

The top four mitigation strategies to protect ICT systems was first published by the Department of Defence in 2011. It consists of application whitelisting, patching applications and operating systems and using the latest versions, and minimising administrative privileges. It was designed to help senior managers in organisations understand the effectiveness of implementing those strategies.

Combing Ivanti’s leading application whitelisting, patching and privilege management solutions with the new security dashboard allows organisations to implement the ASD’s top four recommendations to mitigate at least 85 percent of targeted cyber intrusions, and enable real-time insight of an organisation’s security regime against these strategies.

Michael Bosnar, Ivanti's area vice president Australia and New Zealand, said: "Our partnership with Thomas Duryea Logicalis brings to the table an alignment of cyber security and business strategy. Ivanti’s security dashboard offers interoperability between different security assets, thus providing the IT department and the business a real-time, end-to-end view of the organisation."

Ivanti was renamed in January 2017. Before the merger, Landesk acquired several companies including Wavelink, Shavlik, Xtraction Solutions and AppSense. Heat Software was the result of the combination of FrontRange and Lumension.

With so many brands, the company decided to rename in order to combine all of teh companies under one brand. The company provides solutions for IT asset management, patch management, IT service desk, PC lifecycle management and more.

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