Cisco and HKBN Partner to Safeguard SMEs in Digital Space
HONG KONG, Jan. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) and HKBN Enterprise Solutions (HKBN) are jointly launching Secured Business Broadband Bundle with Cisco Umbrella Easy Protect to strengthen the Internet security for companies of all sizes in the digital era. The partnership brings users a flexible cloud-delivered security protection to their network, reducing risk and improving performance with minimal costs.
Today, getting on the Internet without some form of cybersecurity is like living in a house without any locks on doors and windows. More devices being used in the digital transformation journey has also led to an increase in information security threats, with more than 40% of Hong Kong Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) reported having cyber-attacks in the past 12 months* and this risk will only increase going forward.
Whilst all companies need Internet security, not all companies, especially SMEs have the resources to deploy, maintain and upgrade their own Internet security. As such, Cisco and HKBN have teamed up to integrate the cybersecurity and internet solutions, delivering enterprise-grade protection from the cloud at the domain name system (DNS) level for an affordably priced broadband bundled solution to businesses. he new offering includes one-stop installation and technical support from HKBN's professional team of cybersecurity experts.
Wilson Ching, General Manager of Cisco Hong Kong & Macau, said, "Today, cybersecurity is a CEO priority rather than merely an IT issue, because cyber threats can result in devastating impact to business continuity. Cisco is excited to work with HKBN to provide cloud-native cyber protections for Internet users, helping them identify cyber traps, automatically mitigate outages and defend against ransomware at an early stages."
Almira Chan, Co-Owner & Chief Strategy Officer of HKBN, said, "With the right customised solutions, the challenges from cyber-attacks are not insurmountable. By integrating Cisco Umbrella Easy Protect with HKBN's fibre business broadband, we are empowering SMEs with single-point-of-contact enterprise-class network security at an affordable price, and bolstering their first line of digital defence."
Operating from the cloud, Cisco Umbrella Easy Protect blocks malicious attacks from the DNS and, together with HKBN's business broadband, prevents malware from entering the customer's networks or end systems. As it is cloud-based, complex hardware and software upgrade investments are not required, making it cost effective and easy to install.
In addition to Cisco Umbrella Easy Protect, which serves as a primary defence against IT threats, enterprises can also leverage HKBN's professional information security team to analyse or eliminate information security risks at an early stage. HKBN also offers other related information security services. To learn more, please visit https://www.hkbnes.net/ciscooffer/en or contact HKBN at 128 1111.
*According to Cisco's "Cybersecurity for SMBs: Asia Pacific Businesses Prepare for Digital Defense"
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About HKBN Enterprise Solutions
HKBN Enterprise Solutions ("HKBNES") is an enterprise solutions arm of HKBN Group ("HKBN" or the "Group"). Headquartered in Hong Kong with operations spanning across Asian markets including Hong Kong, Macau, mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia, the Group is a leading integrated telecommunications and technology services provider. HKBN's extensive tri-carrier fibre infrastructure covers over 2.4 million residential homes and over 7,500 commercial buildings and facilities across Hong Kong.
Committed to creating a lasting positive impact to wherever it operates, HKBN embraces a core purpose to "Make our Home a Better Place to Live" and has received a rating of AA in MSCI's 2021 ESG Ratings assessment. Since 2016, HKBN has been a Constituent Member of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Benchmark Index, with AA ratings for the past two consecutive years (2020 and 2021) – the highest in its industry. The Group is managed by hundreds of Co-Owners (supervisory and management level Talents in the Group) who invested their savings to buy shares of HKBN Ltd. (SEHK Stock Code: 1310). For more information about HKBN Enterprise Solutions, please visit www.hkbnes.net/en.
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