Vectra Corporation

Vectra Corporation is a specialist cyber security company providing cyber security consulting services, managed security services and security solutions throughout Asia-Pacific since 2001.

Austraining International COO Ray AshInternational aid organisation Austraining International has turbocharged its information systems infrastructure since selecting Vectra Corporation as its technology partner in early 2009.

In the words of its external auditors, Austraining had previously run “Ferrari technology” that delivered “Volkswagen performance” due to constraints imposed by internal IT support services.

Since Vectra got behind the wheel of its IT systems, Austraining has achieved significant productivity improvements including greater website uptime, easier remote access, reduced downtime from unplanned disruptions and standardised solutions to problems that were previously handled individually.

Austraining Chief Operating Officer Ray Ash indicated that IT costs had reduced since Vectra came on board. “We’re making the best use of our infrastructure now,” he said.

“Rather than a big cost increase through the need to buy extra servers, there have been efficiencies and savings.”

Kelvin HeathAsia-Pacific information security company Vectra Corporation has recruited an aspiring “iron man” and former EDS executive who held the role of IT Chief Security Officer for the Commonwealth Bank as a Senior Security Consultant at its Sydney office.

Kelvin Heath, a keen triathlete who was previously regional compliance manager for EDS, will provide IT security advice to Vectra clients with a focus on assisting them to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) V1.1, established in late 2006 by all major credit card brands.

Kelvin has a wealth of experience from throughout the IT sector including computer operator, programmer, analyst, IT auditor, audit manager and diverse security management roles. His qualifications include Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).

Utilising his vast auditing and consulting experience in the financial services sector, Kelvin’s primary role is to provide PCI DSS audit, assessment and remediation assistance to Vectra clients.

Chris SmerdonAsia-Pacific information security company Vectra Corporation is positioned for stronger growth after a global technology company purchased a majority shareholding in the Australian-based business.

CDC Software, a subsidiary of CDC Corporation, which provides industry-specific enterprise software applications and business services, has taken a controlling stake in Vectra, a leading provider of information security consulting services, managed services and enterprise security solutions. 

The investment in Vectra provides a strategic fit with Praxa Limited, CDC Software's consulting services company in Australia; This significantly strengthens CDC Software’s position in the IT security and services market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Vectra’s founding managing director Chris Smerdon will continue to lead the company, which employs about 60 people at offices in Adelaide, Sydney and Singapore.  The current operational and staffing structure of the business will remain unchanged.