Vancouver, B.C. – (May 26, 2017) Premier Managed Services Provider, VirtualArmour International Inc. (the “Company”) (CSE:VAI), announced today it was able to maintain 100% protection for its entire client base after one of the most severe international ransomware attacks, ‘WannaCry’.
Due to the mass exposure of the vulnerability of enterprise systems to the attack, VirtualArmour also has seen an increase in current client spend and new business development opportunities.
“We have definitely seen a shift in the landscape. Businesses that previously felt detached from the cybersecurity threat, were clearly made aware that it could, and in all likelihood would eventually happen to them and therefore there was a need to take steps to protect their organizations,” said Russ Armbrust, VP of Sales at VirtualArmour.
Unlike other major breaches that have occurred over the past several years, the WannaCry attack went beyond causing financial damage and impacted essential public services driving home the seriousness of cyber-security to business leaders.
“With client protection and prevention paramount in our business, we’re very proud VirtualArmour was successful in preventing any of its clients from being impacted by this attack,” said Andrew Douthwaite, VP of Managed Services at VirtualArmour.
In the wake of the attack, VirtualArmour was asked by IDG Connect (the world’s largest tech media company) to provide an expert overview on the outbreak and offer advice on necessary steps organizations should take to protect themselves.
VirtualArmour is a premier Managed Services Provider (MSP) delivering customizable management of advanced network and security services to global businesses across numerous industry sectors. It is a trusted partner of several Fortune 500 organizations and uses only best-in-breed technology to protect and secure its clients.
VirtualArmour’s services operate around the clock through its Security Operations Centers (“SOC”) located in Middlesbrough, U.K. and Salt Lake City, Utah. Further information about the Company is available under its profile on the SEDAR website, www.sedar.com, on the CSE website, www.thecse.com, and on its website www.virtualarmour.com
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This press release may include forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. The forward-looking information is based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the management of VirtualArmour. Although VirtualArmour believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking information is based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking information as VirtualArmour cannot provide any assurance that it will prove to be correct. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and VirtualArmour disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, other than as required by applicable securities laws.