Group-IB, a global cybersecurity leader headquartered in Singapore, has announced its partnership with Pacific Tech, a value-added distributor of cybersecurity solutions. Pacific Tech becomes Group-IB’s first distributor in Singapore that will provide the company’s entire suite of products and services for the prevention and investigation of cybercrime within Southeast Asia, specifically in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar. The Unified Risk Platform consolidates Group-IB’s solutions and understands threat actors behind the attacks to optimize defense against them. With threat intelligence at its core, Group-IB’s SaaS platform prevents breaches, fraud, and brand abuse.
Pacific Tech is an established and reputable cybersecurity-focused distributor with a diverse portfolio. The company partners with some of the leading global technology companies, including Microsoft, Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Lenovo. Just like Group-IB, Pacific Tech is headquartered in Singapore and has been a key player in the industry for over 13 years. Pacific Tech has built a strong reputation for providing cutting-edge technology solutions.
Companies in the Asia-Pacific region are facing increasingly complex cyber threats. According to the Group-IB Threat Intelligence team, the Asia-Pacific region experienced the highest number of attacks perpetrated by nation-state threat actors. Between H2 2021 – H1 2022, the activity of more than 35 Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups was detected in APAC. Threat actors from India, China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Vietnam were the most active. Ransomware remains a threat number one for public and private sectors. According to the Hi-Tech Crime Trends 22/23 report, Singapore ranked 9th in APAC with 17 local companies whose data was posted on ransomware Dedicated Leak Sites (DLS) between H2 2021 – H1 2022, three times more than in the preceding period (5).
To help local companies better manage the growing risk of cyber-attacks more efficiently, Group-IB partners up with Pacific Tech, built on the back of an experienced and proven product management and distribution workforce. Pacific Tech team will distribute Group-IB’s Unified Risk Platform – an ecosystem of solutions that understands each organization’s threat profile and tailors defenses against them in real-time from a single interface. The company’s products and services consolidated in Group-IB’s Unified Risk Platform include Threat Intelligence, Managed XDR, Digital Risk Protection, Fraud Protection, Attack, Surface Management, Business Email Protection, Audit & Consulting, Education & Training, Digital Forensics & Incident Response, Managed Detection & Response, and Cyber Investigations.
According to the agreement, Group-IB will provide all Pacific Tech sales and engineering personnel with comprehensive training and certification, to equip them with necessary skills and knowledge to support Pacific Tech’s channel partners. Pacific Tech’s deep relationships with many large-scale resellers across all industries in the region will help Group-IB expand its reach locally and regionally.
“Group-IB ‘s commitment to elevating cybersecurity benchmarks within the APAC region with its proven product solutions in monitoring & detecting critical real-time threats within the cybersecurity domain is aligned with our values, and we see this partnership as long-term & mutually beneficial,” said Andy Woo, Managing Director of Pacific Tech. “The partnership enables us to offer an extended range of Group-IB solutions to our existing and potential customers regionally.”
“By developing a global partner network, we rely on the strong technical expertise and market knowledge of our partners in every region of our operations,” said Shafique Dawood, head of business development in the Asia Pacific at Group-IB. “We do not just bring innovative technologies to our partners, we continuously work with them to ensure they develop expertise to provide the necessary support to the customers. We are thrilled to partner with Pacific Tech who not only share our long-standing mission of fighting cybercrime but also possess top-notch expertise. It will enable us to offer a high level of cybersecurity for public and private companies in Singapore and across the APAC region.
Pacific Tech evaluated Group-IB’s products extensively and determined that they add value to their existing product portfolio. They are confident that Group-IB’s solutions will enable their customers to protect themselves against cybercrime more effectively.
The partnership was signed on January 10, 2023, and Group-IB is excited to further expand its presence in Southeast Asia and enhance cyber security solutions in Singapore and beyond.