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ASCENDSYS: Shielding ICT Companies with MSS Portfolio
Every ICT (Information and Communications Technology) company bears the onus of proactively managing information security to mitigate the risks that it is typically exposed to. With the hackers finding newest possible ways to plague their systems with, these businesses are always on the lookout for security solutions to be safeguarded against the possible cyber-attacks. This is a sticking point that has been around for a long time for ICT companies, the data rich ventures with a lot at stake. ASCENDSYS, a Malaysia-based company mitigates these challenges of ICT companies like no other entity does. There has been a consistent rise in the cyber security risks, which ASCENDSYS capably identifies and addresses with its Managed Security Services (MSS).
The company, initially founded as a System Integrator, focuses on the niche segment of the cyber security market with its Managed Security Services (MSS) unique to the ICT landscape. ASCENDSYS designs, architects, and implements managed ICT security solutions for enterprise infrastructure. The company abides by two delivery models for the same—In Premise Security Operations Centre (SOC) and Cloud based Security Operations Centre (SOC). While In Premise Security Operations Centre retains the security operations with ASCENDSYS or the clients to be operated and managed by them, Cloud based SOC is completely managed by ASCENDSYS for the customers.
ASCENDSYS, an ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified company, aptly comprehends the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability of information security, and ensures that its clients are shielded against the potential threats.
ASCENDSYS is always keeping abreast with the latest cyber technologies that are available in the market
“These values are applied in all aspects of the operations that cover our People, Process, and Technology which involve directly and indirectly with ASCENDSYS as an organization itself and the projects that are being operated and managed by the company,” elaborates Mohamed Shihab Kunhi Mohamed, CEO, ASCENDSYS.
The company has associations with the leading technology companies that have bestowed it with the edge and ability to provide world-class services to the clients operating in the ICT landscape.
ASCENDSYS, during its existence of over two decades, has served a vast clientele in the industry including Malaysia Federal Government, Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), and Bank Negara Indonesia, to name a few.
The company counts numerous critical projects in its list of accomplishments where it has assisted companies deal with major security threats. One such case was that of a renowned manufacturing company, which encountered a cyber attack from an unidentified user affecting 30 percent of the company' servers 30 percent of the company’s servers. The affected servers were down and the company made uncountable attempts to resolve this internally, but couldn’t succeed. ASCENDSYS was brought on board to ease the situation. ASCENDSYS then carried out an investigation and successfully resolved the issues that the client encountered. The affected servers of the said client have since been in good working condition. ASCENDSYS has successfully mitigated security threats faced by businesses with its MSS portfolio.
Talking about strengthening the company’s MSS portfolio, Shihab contentedly says, “ASCENDSYS is always keeping abreast with the latest cyber technologies that are available in the market. Aligning to this, we have embarked on adding more advanced services to the portfolio.” The new additions in the services include End Point Protection, Data Leakage Prevention, Advance Threat Intelligence, Advance Persistent Threats (APT), Web Application Firewall (WAF), and DDoS Mitigation. He further adds, “We provide a comprehensive end-to-end MSS platform to manage ICT security of the customers from our technologically advanced Security Operations Centre (SOC). Currently, ASCENDSYS is the largest Government MSS provider in Malaysia.”