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iboss partners with Orca Tech to boost cybersecurity in ANZ
Thu, 29th Feb 2024

Cloud-delivered cybersecurity leader iboss has announced a new strategic partnership with Sydney-based Orca Technology. This collaboration aims to distribute iboss' leading Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) cyber platform across Australia and New Zealand, reinforcing the company's commitment to strengthening its presence in these regions.

The iboss Zero Trust SASE platform, relied upon by thousands of global organisations, including major Fortune 50 companies, replaces traditional technologies such as onsite proxies and classic VPNs. In alignment with zero trust principles, the delivery model for this platform is cloud-based.

The increasing shift to remote or hybrid work environments has seen 94% of organisations adopting these models. This trend underpins the growing importance of SASE technology in such a modern corporate landscape, where security remains pivotal. SASE, paired with security services edge (SSE), has emerged as a fundamental component of Zero Trust capabilities, surpassing conventional security methods such as single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, and endpoint security. Industry analysts, Gartner, forecast that 80% of enterprises will adopt a SASE/SSE architecture by 2025, reflecting substantial market growth potential.

Simon Eappariello, CISSP, Senior Vice President EMEA & APJ at iboss, stated, "The iboss SASE platform has revolutionized network security infrastructure by eliminating the need for traditional security appliances and offering a comprehensive network Security as a Service (SaaS) solution delivered seamlessly in the cloud. Our mature 100% channel model is tailored for solution providers, VARs, and strategic service providers seeking an unparalleled single-platform solution. This strategic partnership with Orca Tech plays a pivotal role in advancing our global expansion and growth strategy in this region."

Through this agreement, Orca Tech will support the go-to-market strategy of iboss in Australia and New Zealand, focusing on business development, support, and the creation of compelling value propositions. Its in-depth network and expertise will enable introductions and collaborations, ultimately driving growth opportunities for all involved.

Craig Ashwood, General Manager at Orca Tech, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, iterating, "Our partnership with iboss marks an exciting opportunity to bring cutting-edge cloud security solutions to organizations across the Australia and New Zealand region. With the rising adoption of hybrid work models, the demand for robust SASE technology is more critical than ever. By harnessing the power of iboss' innovative SASE platform and leveraging Orca Tech's expertise, channel partners can markedly enhance their cybersecurity posture and better protect their digital assets."

Forward-looking businesses, particularly those leveraging remote or hybrid work models, stand to benefit from this strategic partnership as cybersecurity remains a paramount concern in today's interconnected digital world.