Pacnet partners with Chinese mobile security company

02 November 2011 | Kavit Majithia


Hong Kong-based operator Pacnet has been selected by Chinese consumer mobile security company NetQin Mobile to provide improved network services and support its network from Asia to the US.

The partnership means NetQin will have access to a range of services offered by Pacnet, including IP Transit, co-location, managed services and Ethernet international Private Lease Line service in China. NetQin operates primarily to monitor cyber threats over the internet, which is becoming more prevalent in the market with the increasing proliferation of devices on networks.

“Mobile security threats are set to escalate as more internet-connected mobile devices proliferate across the market,” said Henry Lin, chairman and CEO at NetQin. As one of the first companies to recognise smartphone security risks, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the turnkey solutions they need to secure their mobile devices. Hence, we demand a powerful network with high availability to support our software-as-a-service business model.”

NetQin has recently opened a Security Research Centre based in North Carolina, which it says is designed to allow for a faster access to data, and speed up the detection of mobile security threats.

"We are delighted that NetQin is able to leverage our services to more effectively manage their business, and ultimately, better serve their customers with first class threat monitoring tools,” said Lily Zhang, managing director of Pacnet China. "Pacnet is committed to connecting more China-based businesses to the world through our extensive global subsea network footprint and leadership as the premier IP network provider in the region."

Pacnet has invested heavily in its data infrastructure over the past year. Its advanced data centre facilities include data landing stations which offer direct access to its EAC-C2C subsea cable, one of the largest subsea networks in Asia.