vArmour chosen by Telstra for data centre and application security

vArmour, the cloud and data centre security company, has been selected by Telstra to help secure its data and cloud applications.

As a provider of end-to-end solutions including managed network services, global connectivity, cloud, voice, colocation, conferencing and satellite solutions, Telstra has a number of assets that require strict safeguarding.

Commenting on the news, Luke Bennett, general manager for cloud engineering at Telstra, said: “The privacy and security of our data is vitally important to us and to our customers. At Telstra we are committed to protecting our customers’ privacy and keeping their personal information safe and secure. It is a critical building block in our global growth and expansion, and working with vArmour adds a further dimension to our suite of security products and services.”

In addition to using it for its own use, Telstra will also offer vArmour to Telstra Enterprise and Business customers.

"Telstra is a leader in embracing the benefits of hybrid-cloud architectures,” Tim Eades, CEO of vArmour. “In a hybrid-cloud world, organizations need simple approaches to comply with regulations and secure their applications. vArmour’s application controller technology for visibility and policy computation does just that.”

With regulations like GDPR coming into effect in the EU and industry-specific requirements such as the SWIFT Customer Security Controls Framework for Financial Services, enterprises and government agencies have an increasing need to securing their applications.

"Across every industry, the impacts of regulations on data security is driving the need for new approaches to security,” said Robert D'Amico, director for Australia and New Zealand at vArmour. “Regulators and governments are increasing compliance requirements to accelerate the adoption of best practices and stem the tide of security breaches and associated losses. Having Telstra utilize vArmour solutions to address these requirements both internally and for their own customers is paramount to vArmour growth plans across the region."

In related news, vArmour reported record results for its fiscal 2018 year, quadrupling its billings and tripling revenue from the previous year, meaning that the company is now cash flow positive and making a profit.

Fiscal 2018 was a transformational year for the company,” added Eades. “By helping our customers secure their critical applications, we were able to achieve profitability, a significant milestone for any company. With the rise in regulations demanding visibility and segmentation, our strategic investments in simplicity, application-centricity, and self-service position the company for an even better year coming.”

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