SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry analyst Gartner recently identified risk-based security and self-protection among their Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015. High-profile hacks at Sony, JP Morgan and Home Depot have businesses scrambling for new cybersecurity solutions, according to TechCrunch. And with devastating hacking incidents and web-based distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks threatening online operations at companies all over the world, organizations are focusing on cybersecurity, which Verizon recently identified as a top five enterprise technology trend, and business leaders are looking for experienced partners to mitigate vulnerability. Nexusguard, a pioneering Internet security solutions provider, continues to expand worldwide to address ongoing threats. As part of its global expansion strategy, the company today announced the opening of its headquarters in San Francisco and key additions to its executive team.
Nexusguard, which was founded in 2008, is ahead of the curve in addressing risk-based security threats as the longest-tenured DDoS protection firm in the industry with the world's biggest scrubbing center infrastructure. The company focuses on working with clients to develop custom solutions, meeting the types of security challenges outlined in Gartner's 2015 technology trends list. The company brought a world-class leadership team on board to drive the expansion strategy from its new flagship office in the Americas. Chief Operating Officer Alexander Abbassi has joined Nexusguard, bringing stellar talent and expertise to the Bay Area operation to meet the growing cyber threat.
"Gartner recently warned that a growing percentage of DDoS attacks would be application-based and that ecommerce and financial services companies were increasingly at risk," said Jolene Lee, Chief Executive Officer of Nexusguard. "Risk-based security and self-protection capabilities are a must for organizations that want to thrive and grow in a digital environment that offers incredible opportunities – along with heightened risks. We look forward to working with leaders in the Americas across all sectors as we expand protection assets to counter growing security threats."
"DDoS attacks are one of the costliest forms of cybercrimes, and cybercriminals who specialize in DDoS attacks frequently target high-profile organizations including banks, financial services companies, government networks, credit card payment portals and gaming sites," Abbassi observed. "DDoS attacks can shut a site down for days, costing businesses millions of dollars and inflicting incalculable damage to the brands' reputation. To counter such a serious threat, companies that rely on their online operations need a trusted partner, which is why now is the right time to expand Nexusguard's presence in the San Francisco Bay Area."
Nexusguard maintains the highest levels of customer service integrity and transparency, allowing the company to achieve a near 100% retention rate in the volatile cyber security sector. Customers rely on Nexusguard's industry-leading security operations center (SOC) capabilities, which enable it to analyze traffic and remove threats to help clients mitigate current vulnerabilities and anticipate emerging threats.
Along with the opening of the San Francisco office to extend global protection worldwide, Nexusguard has expanded its long-standing relationship with Equinix into the Americas. By operating in the Platform EquinixTM ecosystem, Nexusguard connects with Equinix's 4,500 customers to discover new business partners in optimizing content performance and protecting mission-critical digital assets.
To learn more about Nexusguard's suite of comprehensive Internet security solutions, please visit www.nexusguard.com.
Founded in 2008, Nexusguard's experienced team of security analysts and engineers provide comprehensive, highly customized Internet security solutions for customers of all sizes, all over the world, across a range of industries. Nexusguard protects clients against a multitude of Internet threats, including distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, to ensure uninterrupted web service. Offering a cost-effective, customized solution, Nexusguard has achieved zero-percent customer turnover by delivering on its promise to maximize peace of mind by minimizing threats. Headquartered in San Francisco, Nexusguard's network of global security experts is expanding is expanding rapidly in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. For more information about Nexusguard, please visit