Airlock Digital announces plans for growth, expansion with investment from CyberCX

Adelaide, 28 June 2022 Airlock Digital, a world-leading solution for application allowlisting, has today announced plans for further growth and expansion following an investment from CyberCX, Australia and New Zealand’s largest cyber security services firm.

Founded in Adelaide in 2014, Airlock has become the preferred allowlisting solution for a growing number of enterprise organisations and government agencies in Australia, New Zealand (ANZ) and globally, achieving rapid growth and earning a strong reputation for its innovative solutions and customer success.

Allowlisting is considered one of the most effective security strategies to prevent threats such as ransomware and malware from infecting an organisation’s systems, and is recognised in standards such as the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s Essential 8 mitigation strategies, the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security’s Top 10 IT Security Actions and the Center for Internet Security’s Basic Six. Despite being an essential security measure, allowlisting has traditionally been expensive and laborious to implement and maintain.

Airlock offers a unique solution to these issues, using smart workflows to significantly reduce maintenance time, enabling organisations to effectively and efficiently use allowlisting within their suite of cyber security measures.

Airlock already has an established customer base in the US, supporting customers to implement effective allowlisting and application controls. With this new investment, Airlock intends to accelerate an ambitious global growth strategy, expanding its presence in the North American and European markets and launch a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering.

This investment will also assist Airlock in growing its already strong network of channel partners, leveraging Airlock’s enhanced allowlisting solution for managed service providers (MSPs).

Airlock CEO David Cottingham said today’s announcement is a milestone event for the company, “This investment will fuel unprecedented growth for us and accelerate market adoption of our proven platform, further empowering us to deliver forward thinking endpoint protection for customers around the world.

“We’re excited to partner with a market leader like CyberCX that has deep expertise and experience in solving cyber security challenges with a broad range of customers, across the ANZ region and beyond.

“With CyberCX providing further access and insights into the market, we will be able to deliver on Airlock’s ambitious growth plan even faster.” Cottingham added.

In confirming the company’s investment in Airlock Digital, CyberCX CEO John Paitaridis said the company strongly backs Airlock’s growth strategy and is committed to helping accelerate their expansion into international markets, “As the region’s leading cyber security services firm, CyberCX is committed to supporting Australian cyber security technology companies through strategic partnerships and investment.

“We want to support cyber security innovators with truly exceptional platforms like Airlock, become global cyber technology leaders and take on the world.” Paitaridis added.

About Airlock

Airlock enables customers to easily create and manage secure allowlists (formerly application whitelists) in dynamically changing computing environments. Airlock technology is practitioner built, from real world experience, enabling organisations to operationalise allowlisting without negatively impacting their business.

About CyberCX

CyberCX is the leading provider of cyber security services across Australia and New Zealand. With a workforce of over 1000 cyber security professionals, CyberCX is a trusted partner to private and public sector organisations, helping customers confidently manage cyber risk, respond to incidents and build resilience in an increasingly complex and challenging threat environment.