Ever since the evolution of the digital codes, cyber security has almost become the de facto concern for any organization. With every day-to-day activity now dependent on digital systems and the internet, effect of a security breach has transcended from the organizational level to impact the very people in the enterprise. Organizations in the APAC regions, though commanding one of the largest digital networks in the world, have shown high vulnerability to cyber security breaches. Most might point to the disproportionate ratio between growing consumer demands and the economical prowess of enterprises in these regions as the cause, but the real reasons are much more. A survey by Palo Alto Networks reveal that the growing cyber security challenges in these regions stems from the repeated utilization of outdated infrastructure that reflects a complete lack of awareness of the APAC firms. The report states that most companies have adopted just antivirus and firewalls for their protection while only a few percent has resorted to more advanced technologies such as two-factor authentication, anti-ransomware, anti-malware, and biometrics. Quite complementing the report, Forbes mentions that cyber criminals had been most active through ransomware and malware this year.
The ever-growing reach of cyber criminals and the incompetency of the majority of APAC organizations to tackle the same effectively point to an immediate essentiality for these firms today. Enterprises need to adopt much more advanced solutions that can assist them in putting a step ahead in this cyber war. Hence, to reflect on some of the most promising cyber security solution providers in the APAC market and the value they bring to the industry, we bring to you “Top 25 APAC Cyber Security Solutions Providers - 2017”. Our panel of editors, industry researchers, and executives have diligently curated this list of providers and believe that from this issue, businesses would be able to gather invaluable insights in determining their best cyber security partner.