NEC has signed an agreement to resell BlackRidge Technology in Asia Pacific through the roll-out of cyber security solutions for private and public sector applications.
Unveiled during GovWare 2019 in Singapore, the alliance will see NEC “integrate and deliver” BlackRidge's identity-based cyber security for a "broad range" of applications across the region, including smart cities.
“BlackRidge Technology's approach to 'zero-trust' through enforcement of identity across network boundaries is ideally suited for various smart city applications, including the protection of critical infrastructure such as CCTV networks equipped with advanced video analytics," said Vivian Tay, senior vice president of Asia Pacific at NEC.
Founded in 2010, BlackRidge was initially funded by the U.S. Department of Defense to commercialise patented network security technologies.
The US-based vendor provides next-generation cyber security solutions within the enterprise network and cloud services markets, leveraging alliances with Ciena, Cisco and IBM.
“This partnership with NEC demonstrates our commitment to global market expansion and the move into a broader range of security applications including smart cities," added Rolf Lumpe, vice president of business development at BlackRidge Technology.
"BlackRidge is committed to delivering on the zero trust model for both public and private applications.”