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Aquion partners with Trustwave to enhance cybersecurity in ANZ
Tue, 30th Jan 2024

Aquion, specialising in value-added software distribution, has entered into a strategic partnership with global managed cybersecurity company, Trustwave. As cybersecurity continues to pose an increasing risk across Australia and New Zealand, this partnership intends to utilise Trustwave's sophisticated technologies to enhance security measures in both territories.

Through this partnership, Trustwave will broaden its client base by providing its top-tier services to more resellers and clients via Aquion. Its line of services includes security consulting, penetration testing, managed detection and response, co-managed security operations centres (SOC), threat hunting, digital forensics, incident response, database security, and email security.

Stephen Balicki, the CEO and founder of Aquion, expressed his anticipation for the successful merging of the two firms. He said,"As a value-added distributor, we're excited to distribute Trustwave's leading cybersecurity solutions through our partner network, reinforcing our commitment to safeguarding our region against emerging cyber threats."

Trustwave's commitment to extend its cybersecurity capabilities to the channel through Aquion was reiterated by its APAC Channel Manager, Rizwan Iqbal. He stated, "Trustwave is looking forward to extending our cybersecurity capabilities to the channel through this partnership with Aquion. In an industry that is facing skills shortages, frequent and more sophisticated attacks, clients are looking for trusted partners to protect their critical information and assets. Trustwave and Aquion are well positioned to meet those needs and help organizations navigate the evolving and complex cyber-regulations."

Aquion's primary focus aligns with the introduction of innovative security solutions and the generation of revenue streams via its enterprise channels. Therefore, the partnership with Trustwave, an analyst-recognised leader in managed detection and response (MDR), cyber advisory, penetration testing, database security, and email security, places Aquion at the forefront of expanding cybersecurity advancements within the region.

The togetherness of Aquion and Trustwave signifies the intersection of the distribution chain and cybersecurity expertise, promising greater security resilience amidst an era of more complex and frequent cyberattacks. The strategic partnership intends to fortify Australia and New Zealand with strengthened cyber defence mechanisms, ultimately safeguarding both regions from disruptive and damaging cyber threats.