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HeiTech Managed Services to offer e-Lock’s WebAlarm file integrity monitoring software solution through its cloud-based and data center services

Kuala Lumpur, 12 June 2014

HeiTech Managed Services to offer e-Lock’s WebAlarm file integrity monitoring software solution through its cloud-based and data center services

Kuala Lumpur, 12 June, 2014 – e-Lock Corporation Sdn. Bhd., a leading enterprise security solutions provider in Malaysia today announced a strategic partnership with HeiTech Managed Services Sdn. Bhd. (HMS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of HeiTech Padu Berhad to address enterprise customers’ concerns regarding data integrity in cloud computing and self-hosted environments. Based on the partnership, HMS now offers e-Lock Corporation’s WebAlarm real-time file integrity monitoring software solution as part of its AwanHeiTech cloud computing services, web hosting and data center service packages that are marketed to enterprises throughout Malaysia.

Companies’ data and file integrity needs to be monitored continuously and diligently because inaccurate, corrupted, missing and/or tampered data would jeopardize business reputation. These situations could also contribute to loss of customers’ trust, financial losses and potentially loss of business opportunities. Therefore, organizations doing business on the Internet have a need to implement a trusted solution to protect their electronic data.
Dr Ken Leong, Founder and CEO of e-Lock Corporation Sdn Bhd [pic two]
Dr. Ken Leong, Founder and CEO of e-Lock Corporation said, “e-Lock is proud to have established this business relationship with HeiTech Managed Services (HMS), a reputable player in the cloud computing services and data center industry. Developed in Malaysia, WebAlarm data integrity software is capable of providing real-time and continuous protection whether on the cloud or in self-hosted environments. The partnership with HMS is significant to help accelerate market adoption of our WebAlarm among enterprises including government-linked companies in Malaysia. We are thankful to HMS for the trust they’ve given us.”

Abdul Halim Md. Lassim, CEO of HeiTech Managed Services said, “It is a truly exciting step forward for us to be working with e-Lock as we add an important area of expertise to our portfolio. With the growing importance of data integrity, our ability to offer comprehensive solutions for our enterprise customers depends on having this expertise to complement our existing services which comprise of AwanHeiTech cloud computing services, web hosting and data center services.”

One of e-Lock’s flagship security products, WebAlarm real-time file integrity monitoring is a security solution that has a successful track record through implementations by enterprises in Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan and China. WebAlarm functions to continuously monitor and protect files and folders to detect any unauthorized change. It delivers unparallel total cost of ownership which enables companies to meet both their budget and compliance needs without requiring special hardware or skill sets. WebAlarm scans each file at bit level to check for its existence, integrity and access permissions. Other key features of WebAlarm are: Policy Violation Alerts; Automatic Recovery; Audit & Evidence Preservation; and, Secured Change Control & Automated Update Management.

About e-Lock Corporation Sdn Bhd

Established in 1996, e-Lock Corporation Sdn. Bhd. is a premier IT security company in Malaysia that provides solutions for protection against Identity theft, advanced cyber attacks, threats to file and data integrity. E-Lock’s main products lines are the award winning TheGRID which is a two-factor authentication and WebAlarm a file integrity monitoring software products. TheGRID helps users deter identity thefts using a state of the art two-factor authentication mechanism available for desktop computers and mobile devices. Meanwhile, WebAlarm delivers advanced real-time and continuous file integrity monitoring at bit level to protect files from unauthorized changes and automatic recovery of files. These award-winning software products, TheGRID and WebAlarm, as well as other cost-effective security solutions from e-Lock Corporation have been implemented at over 500 organizations across various industries in Malaysia, Japan, China and Taiwan. In addition to these solutions e-Lock also provides information security consulting services for organizations of any size.

e-Lock Corporation is a privately-held company and with institutional investments from Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) Group, Malaysia’s leading investment institution and UMW Holdings Berhad, Malaysia’s leading industrial enterprise with diverse and global interests in the automotive, equipment, manufacturing and engineering, and oil and gas industries. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, e-Lock Corporation has an office in Tokyo, Japan.

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About HeiTech Managed Services

HeiTech Managed Services Sdn. Bhd. (HMS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of HeiTech Padu Berhad aspires to become a premier global ICT Infrastructure solutions provider by providing world-class managed services. HMS draws its strength from its innovative and integrated ICT infrastructure solutions that are based on proven and reliable technology that is cost-effective, customer-driven and empowered by global best practices. HMS offerings include Data Center Services, Network Services and Cloud Computing Services.

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e-Lock has successfully deployed its multi-factor authentication and transaction approval solution for the largest Internet bank in Japan

Tokyo, February 17, 2014,

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 – e-Lock Corporation Sdn. Bhd. has successfully completed the implementation of TheGRID Beacon, an interactive Multi-factor Authentication and Transaction Approval solution for SBI Sumishin Net Bank (“SSNB”) in Japan. With the deployment of TheGRID Beacon, SSNB’s Internet banking services would have one of the most complete and cost-effective identity theft prevention solutions in the market today.

TheGRID Beacon solution would enable SSNB to address its current and future threats of online identity thefts more effectively and heighten customer confidence through the new user transaction approval service. The transaction approval service enables the user to be alerted on any transaction request within their account, anytime, anywhere. Users are able to review each transaction request before authorizing or rejecting the request via a user-friendly interface. This enhanced interactive multi-layered protection model ensures that the Internet banking users’ confidential information and account are always secure and protected from unauthorized access. TheGRID Beacon’s mobile application is available in two major smartphone’s operating systems, iOS and Android.

This is another major milestone for e-Lock Corporation as it demonstrates the international recognition and acceptance of TheGRID Beacon solution. We are pleased to receive the trust from our Japanese clients for the past 10 years in a market known for its high entry barriers due to customer’s stringent requirements on quality, compliance, performance and scalability.

About e-Lock Corporation
e-Lock Corporation Sdn Bhd is a provider of complete information security solutions and services to various clients in both private and public sectors, covering major industries, government agencies and small-medium businesses. Today, the company has a global market presence with prominent customers in Japan, China, Taiwan, South Africa, South East Asia. Presently, the company is actively developing its business in the United States. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, e-Lock is a member company of the Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) Group, Malaysia’s leading investment institution and UMW Holdings Berhad, Malaysia’s leading industrial enterprise with diverse and global interests in the automotive, equipment, manufacturing and engineering, and oil and gas industries. Founded in 1996 by Dr. Ken Leong, e-Lock’s mission is to be a leading global information security company. Visit us at

About Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
Founded in 1992, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, Tokyo Stock Exchange TSE1: 3774) is one of Japan’s leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. IIJ’s services include high-quality systems integration, cloud computing/data center services, security services, and Internet access. Moreover, IIJ has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan that is connected the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia. IIJ was listed on NASDAQ in 1999 and on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006. For more information about IIJ, visit the IIJ Web site at

About SBI Sumishin Net Bank
SBI Sumishin Net Bank (SSNB) is an Internet bank jointly established as an innovative customer-oriented new bank by SBI Holdings and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited. As of end December 2013, the number of account surpassed 1.8 million and the deposit balance outstanding is 3.3 trillion yen. It offers full-banking services on 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including various deposit transactions of yen and foreign currencies and fund settlement services as well as loan transactions including house and card loans.
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Hitachi Systems, Hitachi Sunway Information Systems and e‑Lock Announce Cooperation To Provide Web Security Solutions Using WebALARM in Japan and Southeast Asia

Tokyo, Petaling Jaya, July 17, 2013 –

Hitachi Systems, Ltd. (hereinafter Hitachi Systems), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), its Group company Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn. Bhd.(hereinafter Hitachi Sunway Information Systems) and Malaysia-based e-Lock Corporation Sdn Bhd(hereinafter e‑Lock) today announced that they will cooperate in the field of Web security solutions. Security solutions using WebALARM will start to be provided by Hitachi Systems in Japan and provided by Hitachi Sunway Information Systems in Southeast Asia.

In recent years, cyber-attacks have become increasingly sophisticated and complex, along with the uptake and increasing importance of websites and web-based applications in society. These cyber-attacks include unauthorized altering of websites and information leaks caused by viruses. Website tampering can have a huge impact on a company’s brand and business, heightening the importance of security countermeasures.

e-Lock sells various security products, including a security package called WebALARM for preventing unauthorized website alteration. In addition, it offers security-related consulting, penetration testing and other services. The company successfully deployed many customers in Japan, Malaysia and other countries.

Hitachi Systems also provides security solutions to protect customers’ information assets. Hitachi Systems’ engineers, well-versed in security, handle everything from consulting for the introduction of security measures through to system integration and operation.Furthermore, the Security Operation Center (SOC) operates and provides security monitoring 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
Meanwhile, Hitachi Sunway Information Systems has its headquarters in Malaysia, as well as subsidiaries in Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia.
Against this backdrop, Hitachi Systems, Hitachi Sunway Information Systems and e-Lock have agreed to cooperate in the field of Web security solutions. e-Lock’s WebALARM security package for preventing website tampering features such functions as monitoring (surveillance), automatic recovery, alerts, integrity audits, and content update management, and is used by more than 1,800 licensees worldwide. Hitachi Systems and Hitachi Sunway Information Systems will now sell and install WebALARM in Japan and Southeast Asia, in combination with other Hitachi Systems’ security solutions including Web Security on-Demand Service, thereby providing Web security solutions matched to customers’ needs.
This cooperation will enable customers to take comprehensive security countermeasures, reducing risks such as unauthorized website alteration and information leaks.

Hitachi Systems and Hitachi Sunway Information Systems, in conjunction with e-Lock, aim to expand sales of WebALARM and related solutions to the finance industry, educational institutions, public bodies and local governments in Japan and Southeast Asia. The companies are targeting cumulative sales of 700 million yen through the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.

Masato Saito, Executive Officer of Hitachi Systems and Chairman of Hitachi Sunway Information Systems said, “Hitachi Systems is striving to step up the provision of solutions that enable unified support for customers globally. This is why we are concentrating on developing the GNEXT global IT service and other services globally. We will provide broad support for WebALARM through Hitachi Systems in Japan and Hitachi Sunway Information Systems in Southeast Asia. In association with e-Lock, Hitachi Systems will be able to provide security-oriented systems globally.”

Cheah Kok Hoong, Group CEO of Hitachi Sunway Information Systems said, “We are delighted to add e-Lock’s web security solutions to our portfolio. It is a perfect value-added solution offering for our customers, as it brings compelling and secure solutions to businesses that operates in a world of Internet-connected things. With Hitachi Sunway Information Systems expertise, knowledge and track records in delivering and supporting IT infrastructure projects, we are confident to bring e-Lock web security solutions to our customers, and leverage on it to expand our market reach.”

e-Lock’s Dr. Ken Leong, Founder and CEO, said that e-Lock is very fortunate and thankful to have Hitachi Systems and Hitachi Sunway Information Systems as Tier 1 Distributors for Japan and South East Asia markets. Together with Hitachi Systems Ltd., e-Lock expects those countries to adopt WebAlarm solution rapidly due to strong demand for data integrity monitoring and protection systems, especially in the Government, Financial Institutions, and Large Corporations markets.

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About Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
Hitachi Systems, Ltd. is an IT services company with strengths in high-quality operations and maintenance services. Hitachi Systems works closely with customers through a network of roughly 300 service sites and contact centers across Japan, through which it offers a wide range of business system design and integration services, and outsourcing services that take advantage of its robust data center infrastructure. A leader since the dawn of the IT era in Japan, Hitachi Systems leverages a track record and expertise in IT services to offer one-stop services covering the entire IT life cycle—from system consulting to integration, installation, operation and maintenance. Hitachi Systems also pushes beyond the boundaries of IT to create new value for customers, with the aim of becoming a global service company to which customers can entrust any operation.
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About Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn. Bhd.
(Formerly known as Sunway E-Systems (M) Sdn Bhd)
Established in April 2013, Hitachi Sunway Information Systems is a joint venture (JV) company of Hitachi Systems, Ltd. and Sunway Technology – to provide IT services in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. Its core offerings include applications (ERP, Cloud ERP & CRM), engineering solutions (PLM) and infrastructure & managed services (Systems & Storage, End-to-End Virtualization Solutions, Data Management/Storage, High Availability/Disaster Recovery, ITO Managed Services, Infra/Cloud Security, Data Center Outsourcing & Cloud Services). The company has established partnerships with leading global technologies provider such as Siemens, Spring Technologies, Oracle, Netsuite, VMware, Trend Micro, NetApp, Symantec, Dell, Commvault and Citrix. Our list of clientele come from various industries, namely Insurance & Financial Services, Automotive, Manufacturing & Distribution, and Construction & Engineering. Headquarter in Malaysia, we also have offices in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines & Vietnam.
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About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) consolidated revenues totalled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, industrial, transportation and urban development systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at

About e-Lock Corporation Sdn Bhd
e-Lock is a member of the Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) Group. It was founded in 1996 as an IT security company by Dr. Ken Leong, who obtained his doctorate in chemical engineering at the University of Massachusetts’ graduate school. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, e-Lock has a global market presence in technology and business in the IT security field in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, South Africa and the US.