Singtel partners Akamai Technologies to bolster cyber security

Singtel has partnered with content delivery network service provider Akamai Technologies to provide businesses with enhanced protection against, and faster response to, distributed denial of services (DDoS) and web application attacks.

Singtel will be trained and certified by Akamai to deliver professional and managed security services for its Web Security solutions in the region. These services will be made available to Singapore enterprises first, followed by the regional markets in Asia Pacific.

The initiative will also see Singtel’s advanced security operations centre (ASOC) staff being trained to use the round-the-clock security monitoring and attack mitigation capabilities of Akamai’s managed security service. This will allow staff to respond more quickly to cyber-attacks and leverage Akamai’s end-to-end visibility of internet traffic and attack patterns globally to better monitor, alert, triage and mitigate against the latest security threats.

“The combination of our global threat intelligence with the enhanced capabilities of the ASOC will allow us to better help businesses secure their servers, connectivity, web infrastructure and applications against critical downtime and theft of commercial data while maintaining performance,” William Woo, managing director of the cyber security business in group enterprise, Singtel said.

“As security remains a key business concern for many organisations, this strategic partnership with Singtel will greatly benefit businesses, leveraging a powerful combination of trained security personnel and advanced tools. […] This is especially timely as Singapore aims to engender a secure, resilient infocomm environment as well as a vibrant cyber security ecosystem with its National Cyber Security Masterplan 2018,”Graeme Beardsell, managing director, Asia Pacific & Japan, Akamai said.

The Singtel ASOC in Singapore is part of Singtel’s network of eight globally federated security operations centres (SOCs) which provides end-to-end visibility of Internet traffic, corporate networks, user end-points and attack patterns globally.

This facility will leverage Akamai’s globally distributed Cloud Security intelligence platform and its network of five SOCs across Asia, Europe and US to provide round-the-clock security monitoring, response and remediation to any cyber-attack.