[photopress:it_sonicwall_family.jpg,full,alignright]SonicWALL (the strange capitalization of the name is theirs), which provides continuous data protection and network, Web and email security programs, has opened a new research and development (R&D) center based in Shanghai’s Fudan Science Park.
In announcing it notes that this is to expand its global software development capabilities.
The center is close to Fudan University which gives it proximity and a special attraction to a talent pool of highly trained graduates.
This is more important than it might seem at first sight. High tech companies within striking distance of good universities attract a much higher than average percentage of the talent.
The center has already recruited graduates from nearby technology universities and at its opening the center had ten recent graduates as full-time employees. The company will continue to seek more talent throughout the year as its business grows.
In addition to development, quality assurance and automation for SonicWALL’s product, the center will also undertake localization and development for the Chinese market.
SonicWALL president and chief executive officer Matthew Medeiros said, ‘This new engineering facility is designed to help SonicWALL in its efforts to make web usage safer by strengthening its capabilities in the delivery of advanced solutions to evolving threats.’
According to Gartner Group research cybercrime has grown in profitability in the past six months, with average incomes from the malware economy reaching between $80,000 to $100,000 per year. SonicWALL spam and phishing statistics indicate that security threats have become more aggressive and more closely interlinked.
[photopress:Image1.jpg,full,alignright]As this was written an email from a colleague at CER arrived with a severe warning attached to the top. Probably there is an increase in phishing and spam. Certainly there is an increase in programs designed to stop it. Sometimes, as in an email from a colleague, with odd results.
Source: World IT Report