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InfoWatch Sdn Bhd is the group’s second foreign business, with the first being opened in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates on August 15. (Logo from the company’s website)

KUALA LUMPUR: InfoWatch Group has announced the opening of InfoWatch Sdn Bhd, its full-service office here, to focus on the markets of Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.

InfoWatch Sdn Bhd is the group’s second foreign business, with the first being opened in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates on August 15.

The cybersecurity and data leak prevention expert said in a statement the new entity will drive sales, expand the partner and customer ecosystem, provide technical support for the parent company’s customer base, and conduct InfoWatch product training for customers and partners in Southeast Asia.

It said the Malaysian team will be joined by Russian sales managers and engineers, and local specialists, and will focus on government agencies and large businesses in finance, insurance and healthcare industries.

InfoWatch currently serves more than 1,500 large customers worldwide with proprietary and patented cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies.

Its full suite of data leak prevention and cybersecurity solutions can “understand” and analyse content in Asian languages for the prevention of data leakages.

InfoWatch Group chief international business development officer Vladimir Shutemov said the company has landed a number of key customers in Malaysia, including Koperasi Bank Persatuan Malaysia Bhd.

“We settled on Kuala Lumpur as the headquarters for the new company because InfoWatch has already built a local customer base and partner relations since 2013 when we entered the Malaysian market.

“We believe Malaysia will be a starting point for our company to grow its presence in the Southeast Asian region.”

He said Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia, is in need of localised data leak prevention solutions that can analyse content by understanding the linguistic content of local languages.

“InfoWatch is ready with solutions that can detect, analyse and capture data in local languages such as Malay and Indonesian.

“This is one of our differentiators, because data loss and leakage can happen in any language, but it is more often leaked in the local language,” he said.

InfoWatch provides a comprehensive approach to the problem of maintaining the confidentiality and integrity of corporate data.

The company’s solutions ensure control and audit capabilities over all internal and external communications, including email, Internet services, document-related operations on workstations, printers and removable devices.

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