Homegrown cyber security provider e-Cop rebranded as Quann

The relaunched company is targeting growth by four times in the next four years, on a quest to establish itself as Asia-Pacific’s leading cyber security player.

“Following the relaunch, our new brand identity, renewed business focus and increased investments will bolster Quann’s capabilities to address the region’s growing need for cyber security services. This positions us well to achieve our ambition of four-fold growth by 2020 and become Asia-Pacific’s leading cyber security player,” said Foo Siang-tse, Managing Director, Quann.

“Following the relaunch, our new brand identity, renewed business focus and increased investments will bolster Quann’s capabilities to address the region’s growing need for cyber security services. This positions us well to achieve our ambition of four-fold growth by 2020 and become Asia-Pacific’s leading cyber security player,” said Foo Siang-tse, Managing Director, Quann.

e-Cop was a homegrown Managed Security Services Provider and a business unit of Singapore’s leading security organization Certis CISCO.

“Security is in our DNA and we provide a unique value proposition to our clients. By combining cutting-edge technologies with the skills, insights and experience of our cyber security professionals, we are able to provide organizations with comprehensive and customized security solutions, which are underpinned by robust processes and resilient infrastructure,” said Foo Siang-tse, Managing Director, Quann..

The company has now relaunched as Quann – pronounced “kwan” as in the word “quantity”.

The initiative comes with the expansion of its security offerings and next-generation Security Operations Centers (SOCs), as well as investments in manpower development.

This will enable Quann to expand its current regional footprint across Asia-Pacific and beyond.

The relaunch also introduces a new logo and tagline, which represent Quann’s business focus and objectives.

The logo symbolises the continuous circle of protection afforded to customers.

The new tagline – The art and science of being cyber secure – underlines Quann’s focus on applying the art of its experience and foresight with the science of breakthrough technology in designing customized solutions.

Company background

Incorporated in 2000, Quann is the one of the most established cyber security services provider in Singapore.

“This relaunch marks a significant milestone as Certis CISCO will now be the only comprehensive and integrated security services provider in Asia. It enables both Quann and Certis CISCO to grow, expand our reach and strengthen our capabilities.  At the same time, we are able to provide comprehensive, end-to-end solutions in both physical security and cyber security,” said Paul Chong, President and CEO, Certis CISCO Security Pte Ltd.

It is also one of the largest in Asia, with more than ten ISO/IEC 27001 certified, in-country SOCs.

The SOCs operate on Quann’s proprietary patented technologies that provide real-time, advanced big data analytics to swiftly alert clients of potential threats.

From 2011 to 2015, the company recorded an annual revenue growth of more than 30 per cent per year, surpassing the industry’s growth rate of 13.7 per cent.

Growing beyond Asia

To realise its vision of becoming a global cyber security player, Quann intends to expand its infrastructure and operational footprint within and outside of Asia-Pacific.

Following the relaunch, Quann will boost the capability of its SOCs through the integration of physical security monitoring, creating unified intelligent operating centers that provide clients with visibility over their physical and digital assets.

“The shortage of skilled cyber security specialists and experienced managers with cyber security depth is a national problem. Many organizations fall short in their cyber security efforts despite their large investments in technology because they don’t have the right expertise and the necessary management awareness of what to do.  Our partnership with Quann is an important step in the strategic direction of building stronger skills and capabilities in cyber security,” explains Steven Miller, Dean, School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University.

Quann’s relaunch comes at a time of growth for the Asia-Pacific cyber security market, which is expected to further expand from USD 17.19 billion in 2015 to USD 30.39 billion by 2020, according to a 2015 report from Micro Market Monitor.

This is driven by an exponential increase in the number of cyber-attacks, brought about by the increasing dependence of governments, public utilities and enterprises on the Internet, wireless technologies and cloud-based services.

Quann recently launched the Quann Cyber Range Centre, which provides enterprises and professionals with a platform to enhance their skills in improving enterprise infrastructure resiliency and responding to cyber threats.

The company has also today signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Management University, to jointly develop enterprise cyber security training modules for students and security professionals from the industry.

“We are constantly in search of new technologies from around the world. In evaluating numerous technology vendors, we curate and test them carefully so that we offer our clients only the best end-to-end cyber security solutions from network, data, and applications, to cloud and critical infrastructure,” added Foo.

In addition, Quann has established strategic alliances with Palo Alto Networks and Team8 Industrial.

They join the Quann Partner Network that comprises leading best-of-breed cyber security companies.

The company is headquartered in Singapore and has regional offices in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand and India.

It has a workforce of over 300 certified security professionals with the skills and knowledge in designing, validating and managing security solutions, as well as providing incident response and forensic analysis.

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