Hong Kong was Edward Snowden's first location of solace, and it is now home for an American technology security firm's expansion into Greater China.
U.S.-based Tenable Network Security Inc. has signed a pact with a Hong Kong company to sell expand real-time vulnerability, threat and compliance management in Asia.
Tenable's partnership with Data World Computer and Communications Ltd. adds Data World to the Tenable Edge Global Partner Network, and the company says it signifies Tenable's increasing support for customers in the small but fast-growing corporate network security market in Hong Kong. Financial terms of the deal were not released.
Tenable already claims more than 500 customers in mainland China covering government, financial institutions, e-commerce healthcare, higher education, retail and energy sectors.
"Tenable meets the critical security needs of governments, educational institutes and multinational corporations who are increasingly worried about network intrusion and hacker attacks," said Ron Gula, CEO of Tenable Network Security. "Tenable's solutions are purpose-built to address this highly-defined market, one which is expected to grow significantly over the next five years."
The widespread use of smartphones and tablets are a pervasive part of the everyday life in the Hong Kong technology landscape, with the same devices being used for both personal life and work. Mobile devices tend to evade traditional vulnerability and compliance management methodologies. Furthermore, Tenable says there are mixed ownership and control models that create policy gaps in Bring-Your-Own-Device environments. The devices often operate beyond corporate boundaries, increasing exposure to malware.