KEPPEL Telecommunications & Transportation's subsidiary Keppel Data Centres Holding has partnered managed security services provider Quann in a strategic collaboration which kicks off in August.
The partnership will allow Keppel Data Centres' customers to benefit from a range of cyber-security solutions provided by Quann, a unit of Certis Cisco. These include consultancy, network protection and monitoring, and incident response.
Some of these services will be available on a pay-as-you-use utility model, giving customers cost and operational efficiencies as this eliminates the need for physical infrastructure investment while providing flexibility and scalability.
"This is in line with Keppel Data Centres' commitment to expand its value-added services to customers and concurrently allows Quann to expand the reach of its offerings beyond its customer base," the two companies said in a joint release to Singapore Exchange on Tuesday.
The partnership will start with Singapore and cover regions where both Keppel Data Centres and Quann operate.
This comes at a time when cyber threats are evolving rapidly. A report from Micro Market Monitor reveals that the Asia-Pacific cyber-security market is projected to grow from US$17.19 billion in 2015 to US$30.39 billion by 2020.
Wong Wai Meng, chief executive of Keppel Data Centres, said: "Staying one step ahead in cyber security is an increasingly important agenda item for businesses in today's digital economy. In addition, they face pressures from growing data storage requirements, IT scalability, to controlling operational expenditure and energy efficiency."
Foo Siang-tse, managing director of Quann, added: "By combining cutting-edge technologies with the skills, insights and experience of our cyber security professionals, we are able to provide data centre customers with comprehensive, curated and customised security solutions."