KUALA LUMPUR, 2 October 2018: Kaspersky Lab is taking its growth ambitions one step further after it announced the appointment of ECS Astar, to aggressively grow its business in Malaysia especially in the Digital, SMB and enterprise solutions. The appointment of ECS Astar Sdn Bhd as distributor will see the company reach an even wider base of resellers and system integrators.
Malaysia is the key markets for Kaspersky Lab due to its rapidly growing digital economy success, which can be attributed to the government’s policy making and ensuring that cybersecurity is essentially part.
“Consumers and businesses, big or small, is aware that protection is not just about basic security anymore, rather it is about building cyber-resilience into the very heart of the people and organisations. With the rapid growth of the digital economy, such as Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ), the partnership is strategic as it strengthens on presence in the digital economy space. We welcome ECS Astar Sdn Bhd to be a part of our global network of putting the customer first and our uncompromising service standard.” said Yeo Siang Tiong, General Manager, Southeast Asia, Kaspersky Lab.
Chief Executive Officer of ECS, Mr. Soong Jan Hsung expressed, “Kaspersky Lab is a brand that needs no introduction in the cybersecurity space with strong recognition amongst consumer and enterprise users. We are glad to be working with Kaspersky Lab to take the brand and its technology to the next level with our in-house cybersecurity specialists. We are currently already representing a diverse range of cybersecurity products; hence, this opportunity is in line with our strategy to focus on cybersecurity products and our vision to be the one-stop value-added distributor for cybersecurity products in Malaysia.”
ECS Astar Sdn Bhd adds immensely to Kaspersky Lab’s goal of expanding its distribution ecosystem and also market share in Malaysia. The partnership sees the distributor offer up access to a suite of B2C & B2B cyber security products and services, including Kaspersky Antivirus, Kaspersky Internet Security, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business and more.
ECS Astar Sdn Bhd, a leading IT product and solutions provider in Malaysia, is a wholly owned subsidiary of ECS ICT Berhad, a MSC-Status company, listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia.
With over 270,000 clients and 400 million users worldwide, Kaspersky Lab is one of the largest cybersecurity companies in the world. With the appointment of a new distribution partner, Kaspersky Lab has taken another step in cementing its leading position in Malaysia.