• Swimlane aims to support the region’s ongoing cybersecurity challenges via adopting low-code security automation.
  • Swimlane also expanded its Medley partner program after collaborating with CyberSecurity Malaysia, the national cyber security specialist agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM).

Swimlane, a leader in low-code security automation, announced the general availability of Swimlane Cloud in the Asia-Pacific Japan (APJ) region. This deployment further proves Swimlane’s continued commitment to providing APJ customers with new use cases that were previously impossible with traditional security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR). This step comprises unlocking the use of automation beyond the SOC (Security Operation Center), where Swimlane serves as the system-of-record for the entire security organization.

Swimlane Cloud can handle APJ staffing shortage head-On

With approx. 2.045 million open cybersecurity roles – accounting for 66% of the total global shortage – indicating the difficulty to find qualified, skilled professionals to take care of increasing security alerts; the APJ region faces a significant cybersecurity talent shortage.

In the absence of automation, these overworked security administrators must manually conduct repetitive and time-consuming operations – such as tracking, mitigating, and resolving security events across different security platforms. Despite large investments, security teams cannot analyze and prioritize threat alerts and events at the appropriate velocity to secure networks.

“To mature our security operations, we knew it was necessary to advance how we monitor and respond to threat intelligence by taking a more proactive approach to security operations,” said Tanajak Watanakij, CISO, R V Connex. “With our existing talent pool, we turned to Swimlane’s low-code security automation offering to create a centralized record system for our Security Operations Center (SOC) and remove dependencies on a host of manual processes. Swimlane’s interactive dashboards and automated, easily customizable workflows reduced our mean time to respond and ultimately helped us ensure continuous compliance and prevent breaches across the entire R V Connex Corporation and our MSSP customers.”

“Security teams across APJ need solutions that reduce the manual operations needed to respond to security threats and speed up incident response,” said Johan Wikenstedt, Vice President of Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) for Swimlane. “We are a customer-focused company with a powerful platform for helping companies ease the burden security teams face daily. Swimlane is fully dedicated to supporting the region’s ongoing cybersecurity challenges by adopting low-code security automation.”

Demand for Low-Code automation continues to increase

Swimlane’s current product initiatives in APJ continue to fuel regional market traction highlighted by:

  • 173% revenue growth of regional presence in the past four months, with more than 7x revenue growth in the past six months.
  • 142% growth of regional employee headcount in the past six months.
  • New sales offices were established in Australia, Malaysia, and South Korea.
  • Net-new customer adoption in Australia, Bangladesh, India, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and New Zealand.
  • Vertical expansion of customer adoption across banking, technology, financial services, government, MSSP, and manufacturing industries.
  • Eight new go-to-market partners have been established in the region.

Lumen Technologies approached Swimlane as it experienced a rapid period of growth that challenged the company’s security team of its capacity. With Swimlane’s low-code security automation platform, the organization could easily maintain the integrity of its security operations and adapt to business growth across its SecOps infrastructure quickly.

After implementing the solution, Lumen could successfully achieve a 30% automation level in the first quarter itself. Today, about 70% of security events impacting the Security Operations Center (SOC) can be fully automated without any human assistance.

“Swimlane was a partner from the start, helping us ensure the solution was easy to manage and operate and providing technical support whenever we needed,” said Wai Kit Cheah, Director of the Security Practice at Lumen Technologies. “With Swimlane’s robust automation engine, events can be processed from any source, enabling our security team to integrate security automation with user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) and third-party threat intelligence feeds. This allowed us to achieve a holistic look at our ecosystem and has quickly made Swimlane’s platform an essential component of our SOC.”

Swimlane Medley partner program extends to Malaysia

Swimlane has made significant investments in Malaysia because of the region’s robust national cybersecurity strategy and world-class talent. As part of its expansion in the region, Swimlane recently announced its collaboration with CyberSecurity Malaysia, the national cyber security specialist agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM). It will assist the organization fulfill its vision to build a stronger cyber ecosystem throughout Malaysia.

“Our strategic partnership with Swimlane comes at an exciting time for CyberSecurity Malaysia as we seek to elevate a strategic cybersecurity vision for the region,” said Dato’ Ts. Dr. Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab, CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia. “Together, Swimlane and Cybersecurity Malaysia will leverage our combined experience, capabilities, and products to deliver innovative cybersecurity solutions across Malaysia and ensure companies in the region have access to the world’s most-capable low-code automation technology to safeguard their networks and data.”

Join Swimlane at the SecOps Automation Summit 2022

Swimlane will organize the SecOps Automation Summit 2022 in South Korea, Malaysia , and Australia in late April and early May.

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Cody Cornell and other members of the Swimlane team will be the presenters at the summit. The list also includes various current partners and customers who like to explore new and future innovations in the dynamic field of security automation.