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American cyber security company Dtex Systems sets up in Europe’s largest security cluster

THE HAGUE Mar. 27, 2017 —

The Hague and Europe’s largest security cluster today witnessed the arrival of a new cyber security firm. The US company Dtex Systems was officially welcomed at the HSD Campus by The Hague Security Delta and InnovationQuarter. CEO of Dtex Systems, Christy Wyatt, flew over to West Holland from San Jose, California, to sign the HSD Premium Partnership and receive a special plaque to mark the occasion.

Preventing data breaches

Digital threats are rife. Not only must enterprises deal with external threats, they also face insider threats. Increasingly, employees work independently of location and time and use different mobile devices like smartphones, tablets and laptops to access business-critical information. To prevent data abuse and data breaches, it is crucial for companies to secure confidential information flows and identify unexpected and abnormal behaviour as soon as possible.

In the fight against data breaches, Dtex Systems has developed unique cyber security software to detect insider threats and infiltration from the outside. This software focuses on individual users of IT systems who are often overlooked when implementing digital security measures. Insiders, like employees, intentionally or unintentionally pose a threat to a company’s intellectual property, which could lead to the loss of such property. Consequently, despite increasing investments in their IT security, enterprises can become victims of unwanted data distribution.

The rise of BYOD and cloud applications has made it easier than ever for employees to discreetly move sensitive files out of an organization’s secure network,” said Christy Wyatt, CEO of Dtex Systems. “Today, more than half of all organizations are vulnerable to data theft by insiders because they simply do not have the tools or the resources to identify these threats before material damage has already occurred. The key to solving the problem is knowing what users are doing with company data.”

Cyber security hotspot

For Dtex Systems, the establishment of a sales and support office in The Hague the international city of peace, justice and security  was a conscious choice. As the ‘Secure Digital Gateway to Europe, The Hague is a central, strategic location for expanding sales activities throughout the continent.

In building a plan to develop the Dtex business in Benelux we looked at the markets that would have the highest needs for insider threat detection, says Olav van Haren, Sales Director at Dtex Systems. We are also eager to work with partners and The Hague Security Delta is the perfect platform to work with governments, knowledge institutions and enterprises to build a solid foundation for the Dtex operations in the Netherlands and beyond.”

European branch in The Hague

Today, Dtex Systems  a new Premium Partner of The Hague Security Delta (HSD)  was officially welcomed at the HSD Campus in The Hague. Christy Wyatt, CEO of Dtex Systems, and HSD Deputy Director Joris den Bruinen signed the partnership agreement and lease. Olav van Haren presented the US cyber security company to the other HSD members at the weekly lunch pitch.

We are delighted that Dtex Systems has joined our national HSD security cluster. With its innovative  Advanced User Behaviour Intelligence’ cyber security software, Dtex will add a valuable and innovative product to the security domain, says HSD’s Joris den Bruinen. He adds, Dtex is a perfect match for our cluster.”

Cyber security ecosystem

Chris van Voorden, Head of Foreign Investment at InnovationQuarter, presented Dtex with a special plaque on behalf of the regional partners, the Department for International Trade of the British Embassy, the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), HSD and the City of The Hague.

Van Voorden says:  We are proud to add Dtex Systems to the renowned list of cyber security companies that have chosen West Holland, and specifically The Hague, to set up business. This US company will make a strong contribution to our innovative ecosystem. The InnovationQuarter team will be pleased to help them establish useful contacts with other businesses in our region and support them in their European growth ambitions.”

About Dtex Systems

Dtex was founded in 2000 in Australia and is now headquartered in San Jose, California, and has offices in the UK, Australia, Asia and South America. The company is growing rapidly and currently employs over 70 people. Dtex is now starting to build the Benelux market and The Hague Security Delta will be the head office for the region.

Dtex Systems arms enterprises across the globe with revolutionary technology to protect against user threats, data breaches, and outsider infiltration. As the only solution combining unparalleled endpoint visibility with advanced analytics, Dtex can pinpoint threats with greater accuracy than traditional security methods without adversely impacting user productivity.

Dtex has won several awards, including  Leader in Insider Threat Detection Solutions from Cyber Defense Magazine, and was named Best Security Company (Services) by the Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards and  Best Cybersecurity Company by the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, to name a few.

More information about the awards:

The Cyber Defense Magazine Infosec Awards:The Dtex User Threat Platform was named the  Leader in Insider Threat Detection Solutions for its innovative combination of endpoint visibility and adaptive analytics used to determine how sensitive data and valuable intellectual property exited enterprise organisations and from which endpoint, so that threats can be addressed at the source.Info Security Products Guide’s Global Excellence Awards:Dtex was named a silver winner in the Best Security Company (Services) category for its continued company growth, excellent leadership team and comprehensive insider threat detection platform, which has earned the trust of global organisations such as Aston Martin Racing, Eni/Saipem and Allianz.The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards:Sponsored by the 300,000-plus member LinkedIn Information Security Community, Dtex was distinguished as a finalist in the  Best Cybersecurity Company for solving the challenges faced by enterprise security teams as they adapt to increasingly blurred security perimeters.

About the Hague Security Delta

The Hague Security Delta (HSD) is the largest security cluster in Europe. In this Dutch cluster, businesses, governments and knowledge institutions work together on innovations and knowledge in the field of cyber security, national and urban security, protection of critical infrastructure, and forensics. They share a common goal: more business activity, more jobs and a secure world. HSD forms partnerships and creates knowledge bridges with the main global security clusters in the USA, Canada and Singapore. It also has strong ties to the main European security regions and Brussels, making the Netherlands the secure gateway to Europe.

About InnovationQuarter

InnovationQuarter is the regional development agency for West Holland. It finances innovative and fast-growing enterprises and helps international companies become established in West Holland. InnovationQuarter also facilitates (international) collaboration between innovative entrepreneurs, knowledge institutions and governments. By collaborating with the business community, InnovationQuarter is helping to make West Holland one of the most innovative regions in Europe.

The InnovationQuarter investment fund  which currently consists of  80 million committed capital  offers venture capital to young technology companies and SMEs with growth plans in the region to bring new innovations to market. Through the fund, InnovationQuarter aims to raise the regional economy to a higher level.

InnovationQuarter is an initiative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Province of South Holland, the Cities of Rotterdam, The Hague, Leiden, Delft, Drechtsteden, Westland and Zoetermeer, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Leiden University, the Leiden University Medical Centre and Erasmus Medical Centre and Foundation HEID (Holding Fund for Economic Investment The Hague).