Tech Data Asia Pacific & Japan Strengthens its Security portfolio in partnership with MailGuard

By Sundaresan Kanappan, Vice President, High Growth Technologies and Country General Manager Tech Data India

Sundaresan Kanappan

Tech Data, a TD SYNNEX company, announced its distribution partnership with MailGuard – a world leader in email security. At launch, its Integrated Cloud Email Security (ICES) solution, MailGuard 365, will be available in 6 markets across the Asia Pacific & Japan region, namely Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam. This distribution partnership allows Tech Data to add MailGuard 365 – a solution built in Azure by MailGuard in collaboration with the Microsoft team to protect the more than 345 million Microsoft 365 subscribers – to its cyber security go-to-market portfolio in APJ. This partnership is part of Tech Data’s overall strategy of empowering ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) and partners, while further building on its cloud security solutions portfolio.

Commenting on the development, Sundaresan Kanappan, Vice President High Growth Technologies and Country General Manager Tech Data India, said “With the increasing adoption of technology use across businesses, and emails have become fundamental to business communications, attackers are finding creative ways of engaging email-based cyberattacks whether it’s phishing, ransomware, CEO Fraud or BEC (Business Email Compromise). The email security market share is expected to increase by USD 2.65 billion from 2021 to 2026, at a CAGR of 9.78% and 37% of the market’s growth will originate from APAC during the forecast period1. At such a juncture, we are confident that with MailGuard 365, we will be able to speed up our customers’ Microsoft 365 protection by preventing criminal intent threats. We have partnered with MailGuard because of its close integration with Microsoft, its specialist email security expertise and intellectual property, and the market innovation MailGuard 365 offers.”

Craig McDonald, CEO & founder of MailGuard, said “We ar

e delighted to partner with Tech Data to deliver MailGuard 365 in the APJ region, protecting businesses using Microsoft 365 against the rising threat of cybercrime. Speed to detect and stop sophisticated email threats is the advantage of using MailGuard 365. Combining 21+ years of specialist cloud email security expertise and IP from MailGuard, with the best of Microsoft, it provides a native solution on the inside of Microsoft 365, delivering ‘defense-in-depth’ to detect and stop advanced email threats like phishing, ransomware, and sophisticated BEC attacks. We are excited to be working with the Tech Data partner community to expand our business relationships across the region.”

A world-first evolutionary approach, MailGuard 365 is the last email security engine, designed to target and stop more advanced sophisticated email threats by re-scanning inbound emails after the Microsoft 365 security stack (including Microsoft Defender) has done its security threat assessment. With evidence-based reporting, MailGuard 365 demonstrates its speed and power with super-fast detection of sophisticated email threats. MailGuard 365 is available to partners or their customers from the marketplaces of both Tech Data and Microsoft for continuity and streamlined business operations.

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