Cyberoam Academy collaborates with Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia
Malaysia, 4th June 2015
Cyberoam Academy, part of Cyberoam – a leading global provider of network security appliances – has collaborated with Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia (UTM), a premier institution which has more than 100 years of contribution to tech-education in Malaysia. The institution will now be providing Cyberoam certified security courses to its students. The MOU was signed between Prof. Dr. Shamsul Sahibuddin, Dean of UTM AIS and Mr Harish Chib from Cyberoam Technologies.
Sharing views over this tie-up, Prof. Dr. Shamsul Sahibuddin quoted, “We are aware of the security industries’ challenges and evolving threat landscape. Malaysia is one of the more mature markets in terms of its IT security infrastructure in the Asia Pacific Region. There is a high demand for engineers with corporate network security experience; as more organizations are now competing at the global level. SMBs are also investing in security as they are expected to follow varied regulatory requirements due to their increasing exposure to cyber threats. We believe that Cyberoam’s trainings on NGFW, UTM, WAF and Application Control are very pertinent in today’s scenario and will provide a strong employment opportunity to our students.”
An IDC report says that about 45% of the organizations in Malaysia are highly concerned about the increasing sophistication of security attacks and are reviewing their security posture. This year the security appliances market in the region is expected to register a healthy 16% growth. About one-fifth of the country’s security expenditure will be on enterprise firewalls, network access control, virtual private network (VPN), and network intrusion detection and prevention software. Hence, there will also be a demand for Engineers who have the knowledge of Next-Generation Firewalls and Unified Threat Management appliances, policy implementation and reporting tools; a requirement which educational institutions with their conventional courseware find hard to meet.
Cyberoam Academy’s comprehensive courseware comes as a support for bridging this industry-academia divide. The courseware systematically introduces basic network concepts and then gradually prepares students to handle complex networks, security policies, application level controls and other critical jobs such establishing VPNs and performing forensic analysis of events in a data network. All this is performed in live network environment with more than 70+ practical Lab sessions with real-life case-studies. The students successfully completing this course will be able to apply concepts of ethical hacking and perform penetration testing to discover network vulnerabilities.
Commenting on the tie-up, Ajay Nawani, Chief of Cyberoam Academy, said, “Our courseware is constantly updated with the evolving requirements of the security industry and hence many leading educational institutions around the globe are collaborating with us to benefit from the same. In the process we are building strong cyber resilience against cyber criminals. As part of this collaboration, we will share our inputs in areas of training, R&D, joint community outreach projects and knowledge exchange in the discipline of computer networks and network security.”
Designed to update students with latest technologies pertaining to networking and security, Cyberoam training programs and courseware are prepared by experienced security professionals in the networking and security field. These programs aim at bridging the skill gap in the industry and offer a unique learning experience that adds significant value to the certified professional’s future career prospects.
For more information about the program, please visit www.academy.cyberoam.com
About Cyberoam Technologies Private Limited :
Cyberoam Technologies, a Sophos Company, is a global Network Security appliances provider, offering future-ready security solutions to physical and virtual networks in organizations with its Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) and Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances. The virtual and hardware Cyberoam Central Console appliances offer Centralized Security Management options to organizations, while Cyberoam iView allows intelligent logging and reporting with one-of-their-kind, in-depth reports. Cyberoam is accredited with prestigious global standards and certifications like EAL4+, CheckMark UTM Level 5 Certification, ICSA Labs, IPv6 Gold logo, and is a member of the Virtual Private Network Consortium. For more information, please visit www.cyberoam.com
About Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia and Advanced Informatics School (AIS)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), an innovation-led and graduate-focused Research University. It is located both in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia and Johor Bahru, the southern city in Iskandar Malaysia, which is a vibrant economic corridor in the south of Peninsular Malaysia. UTM AIS is located in Kuala Lumpur play a major role contributing to UTM’s achievement in research, publication and consultancy, as well as post-graduate teaching and learning with program offered Doctor of Software Engineering, Master of Software Engineering, Master of Science (Information Assurance), Master of Science (Computer Systems Engineering) and Master of Science (Informatics). For more information, please visit http://www.ais.utm.my/. The divine law of Allah is the foundation for science and technology. UTM strives with total and unified effort to attain excellence in science and technology for universal peace and prosperity in accordance with His will. For more information, please visit http://www.utm.my/