MILPITAS, Calif. -- ConSentry Networks, a leading provider of secure LAN solutions, announced today that it is expanding its presence in the Asia-Pacific region. The company has opened an office in Tokyo, headed by Country Manager Hiroshi Endo, to capitalize on the country's rapidly growing demand for network security systems. The office provides a staging point for ConSentry to enter the rest of the Asia-Pacific region more aggressively. In addition, ConSentry's LANShield(TM) Switch won a "Best of Interop Tokyo" award in the Network Security Products (Network/Communications Security) category at the tradeshow last month.
"Now is the perfect time for ConSentry to enter Japan on a full-scale basis," said Dean Hickman-Smith, vice president of worldwide sales at ConSentry Networks. "While the U.S. has focused on corporate governance, compliance with government regulations, and internal threats for several years, these issues have taken priority more recently in Japan. Compliance in particular represents a huge market opportunity for ConSentry, as enterprises are actively working to comply with J-SOX, the Japanese version of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, by 2008."