Lan1 to host internet security seminars

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Storage and security distributor Lan1 is hosting internet security seminars for customers around Australia starting next week.

Storage and security distributor Lan1 is hosting internet security seminars for customers around Australia starting next week.

The seminars, sponsored by US security vendor SonicWall, were scheduled for: 8 and 9 September in Victoria; 9, 10 and 11 September in NSW; 20 September in Western Australia; and 23 September in Tasmania, SonicWall said in a statement.

SonicWall would not only promote its products but would also talk about threats that SMB networks faced in general, the vendor said.

"These non-product specific seminars will move the focus beyond technology itself, to instead consider the real threats small to medium sized networks face today, from outright attacks to simple user naiveté," SonicWall said.

Daniel Lee, managing director at Lan1, said sharing information in the network security space was important as risks evolved.

"As well as offering customers state of the market security products and services, it is equally important we provide leading security advice and support," Lee said.

Non-product specific seminars could help make "a world of difference", Lee claimed.

SonicWall said it was a "key vendor" for Lan1.

The vendor said it would conduct the seminars, which would specifically examine the increased quantity and sophistication of cyber attacks and the four common types of threat scenarios.

SonicWall also promised to talk about how to detect and prevent intrusion attacks. 

"Importantly, [the seminars will] highlight why their companies remain a target, despite their belief that they're safe or immune from such threats," SonicWall said.

Companies were "desperate" for up-to-the-minute information on detecting and preventing their internet-based systems from attack.

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