SUBANG JAYA – Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) has deployed cloud-based cybersecurity solution with Cisco Umbrella on 21 October for its micro, small and medium enterprise (SME) customers, providing essential protection that enables businesses to connect securely on Digi’s network.
In collaboration with world-leading cybersecurity firm, Cisco, Digi takes the lead in helping SMEs secure their businesses with Domain Name System or DNS-layer security.
Cisco Umbrella protects customers by blocking requests to malware, ransomware, phishing, botnets and more before a connection is even established, effectively stopping threats before they reach the network or endpoints.
As a cloud service, there is no complicated on-device installation process involved, so businesses canprotect all their devices – be it laptops, desktops or smart devices – as long as they’re connected to the internet on Digi’s network.
Digi’s Chief Business Officer, Eugene Teh says that as a trusted digital partner to SMEs, the company
is committed to assist SMEs on various aspects of digitalisation, and that includes providing quality
and secure network as well as protecting businesses as they increasingly go digital.
“Connectivity is a fundamental need for businesses these days with many SMEs digitalising and moving businesses online, but it comes with a risk of cyberattacks, especially on mobile devices which usually does not have any security protection yet they’re widely used to access company data and assets. What we are offering today with Cisco addresses this critical need to protect SMEs with essential cybersecurity solutions to safeguard their business,” adds Eugene.
Echoing Eugene, Cisco’s Managing Director, Cybersecurity Sales, APJC, Kerry Singleton says, “Today,
secure Internet access with low touch is necessary to all businesses.
It is an indispensable, vital element of an SME or micro business’s operations. With Cisco Umbrella, we can help these companies connect to the Internet with confidence from any device, any location and provide the users with highly effective cybersecurity protection.”
No on-device installation required means that you do not need to install any software or apps on
your devices, or having to constantly update security patches to stay protected. Cisco Umbrella allows users to connect securely on Digi’s network via mobile broadband from any device, anywhere.
Currently, Digi has rolled out the solution to about 30,000 pilot users, and will continue to make available the security feature for more users in phases. Cyber threats on the rise SMEs and micro businesses have increasingly turned to the internet and digital tools to operate.
This makes them more susceptible to cyberattacks as they navigate the internet sphere, with hackers targeting smaller companies that may not have levels of cybersecurity that larger enterprises have in
Citing data from CyberSecurity Malaysia, during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period, cybersecurity cases spiked by 82.5%; while a recent CGA Report stated that globally 1 in 3 reported breaches could have been prevented by DNS-layer security.