Defence Intelligence Announces Exclusive Channel Partnership in Israel

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Partnership with We Ankor brings new tools to Israel, new growth to Canada

Canadian cybersecurity firm Defence Intelligence has launched a channel program and named their first international partner in We Ankor, one of Israel’s leading technology solution providers.

The agreement provides We Ankor with a suite of tools and expertise previously unavailable in the Israeli market, while providing Defence Intelligence with their first international partner.

Defence Intelligence adds a whole new layer of advanced malware protection to enterprise networks by using DNS to prevent, identify, and mitigate threats. Lightweight, yet extremely powerful, Defence Intelligence excels at finding threats that other tools may have missed. Unmatched threat intelligence, big data analytics, and highly customized behavior analysis combine to deliver powerful protection without any extra overhead. Security professionals in Israel will now be able to access the latest in threat protection to keep their data and their reputation secure.

“We’re very excited to bring our Advanced Malware Protection solutions to Israel, and we couldn’t have found a better partner to do it with than We Ankor,” said Keith Murphy, CEO of Defence Intelligence. "This is an important step for us, and we wanted to make sure that we found the right partner to help build our channel program,” he added.

High profile security breaches have spurred continued growth in the IT security space, and forced enterprises to reassess their defensive posture.

“Malware and attacks today are sophisticated and innovative but still always leave trails of evidence – we’re just blind to some of it due to its sheer volume and complexity,” said Or Cohen, Security CTO at We Ankor. “A key location where evidence is located is our organizational DNS servers. Partnering with Defence Intelligence means that we can now provide actionable prevention and analytics capabilities to DNS data in the Israeli market over cloud services.”

Big data analytics tend to grab the headlines, but Defence Intelligence also focuses on what they refer to as “small data”.

“While there’s a lot of attention paid to blacklists and datasets in the market, we focus on behavior analysis and anomaly detection at the client specific level,” explained Defence Intelligence’s CTO, Matt Sully. “Our solutions are customized to each client and that really helps in detecting new threats and also in keeping false positives to near zero.”

Central to the Defence Intelligence philosophy is keeping real people involved. From data analysis, to customer service, to partnerships, nothing relies solely on technology. Murphy states: “The industry has been trying to fix the security problem with software for 30 years but people will always be required to tackle this threat.”

The same approach is evident when discussing his plans for international growth: “While it’s important for organizations to add new technical capabilities to keep pace with the threats, I think it’s just as important for clients to work with a local partner that they have a trusted relationship with.”

We Ankor is the first step in international expansion for Defence Intelligence, and will work closely with them to mature their partner program.

About Defence Intelligence: Founded in 2008, Defence Intelligence is a Canadian based information security firm specializing in advanced malware protection. Perhaps best known for discovering and dismantling the Mariposa botnet, Defence Intelligence has received international acclaim and been awarded the Global Hero Award by the Digital Crimes Consortium.

About We Ankor: We Ankor, part of the publicly held Hilan Group is a leading IT integration solutions provider that serves an expanding local and global customer-base. The company offers expertise in IT solutions including Big Data, Data Storage, Backup and Virtualization, Cloud SaaS, Data and Cyber Security. Ankor became a subsidiary of the Hilan Group and merged with sister company We Consulting in 2014.

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