eSentinel™ approved by MAS Singapore for Security Related Solutions under Digital Acceleration Grant (DAG)

eSentinel™ approved by MAS Singapore for Security Related Solutions under Digital Acceleration Grant (DAG)

eSentinel™ approved by MAS Singapore for Digital Acceleration Grant (DAG)

Netpluz Asia is thrilled to be named an approved vendor by MAS for eSentinel™, our born-in-the-cloud 360° cybersecurity solution, as part of the general solutions – security-related solutions. Organisations can now get up to 80% co-funding for the implementation of eSentinel™ to strengthen your IT Infrastructure & Data security.

In 2019, the global economy has experienced the disruptive effects of the global Coronavirus pandemic and Singapore was no exception. It was one of the hardest hits in Asia. Companies were forced to active business continuity plans, such as remote work for the first time and many were not prepared for it. The financial sector, like so many others greatly affected, was forced to adapt quickly in order to remain operational throughout this time.

To assist companies in the financial sector, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) introduced a SGD 125 million support package. Out of SGD 125 million support package, SGD 35 million were designated for strengthening and accelerating the digitalisation and operational efforts of these industries through the Digital Acceleration Grant (DAG).

DAG scheme aims to help Singapore-based smaller financial institutions with less than 200 employees, to adopt digital solutions to improve productivity, increase efficiency, enhance operational resilience, manage risks, and serve customers better.

Working with Netpluz Asia, you can get up to 80% co-funding to implement eSentinel™ to strengthen your IT Infrastructure & Data security,  Cybersecurity Operations as well as Periodic Cybersecurity Assessments, under a true single pane of glass reporting.


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Scheme Parameters

How to Apply

General Solutions

If the solution intended for claim can be found in the General Solutions List,   (404.2 KB)your solution is qualified for DAG co-funding. Please fill and submit this General Solutions application form  (255.8 KB) to  at the end of your funding period.

All solutions must be used for at least 6 months before the submission of your application form. Funding will be done on a reimbursement basis.

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About Netpluz

NETPLUZ is formed by a team of highly competent infocomm professionals with more than 15 years of deep industry expertise and proven experience. Firmly believing that communications form the backbone of any business, NETPLUZ simplifies and satisfies communication needs of our clients through the delivery of high quality Managed Data, Voice, Video and Cyber Security services over a single, converged network. Backed by a strong technical support team, NETPLUZ managed services are designed and operationalized with cost efficiency and business productivity as the baseline, with uncompromising service standards. For more information on Netpluz Managed Services, contact us at or visit us online at

Media Contact:
Rueburn Liang
Senior Marketing Manager
Netpluz Asia Pte Ltd
Phone: +65 6805 8917

Protect Against Advanced Email-Based Attacks

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 2PM – 3PM 

Email phishing is one of the greatest security threats facing organisations globally. With the pandemic accelerating digital transformation and with workforce disconnected from the secured private network of offices to work from anywhere, you need a way to protect your workforce from such attacks. A click from an unsuspecting employee, may well place your entire network compromised. 

Countless individuals and organisations have unwittingly transferred money, sent confidential documents, and emailed credentials to cyber criminals who were impersonating their boss, colleague, or a trusted customer. These targeted attacks can be very compelling and cannot be stopped with existing email security solutions such as Anti-Spam & Anti-Virus (ASAV) solution — creating devastating results for individuals, businesses, and brands.

Learn more about the current threat landscape observed by a SOC team, business challenges, as well as the defense you need to have in place to defend against them.

Key takeaways:

  • Cyber security predictions for email protection
  • Landscape – Top 3 email threats observed
  • Security challenges of the new mobile workforce
  • Who is at highest risk within your organisation
  • Identifying phishing email
  • The difference between phishing and spear phishing, and why it matters
  • The techniques used in impersonation and spoofing attacks, and how to spot them
  • How eSentinel – Email Protection stacks up against ASAV, the differences and why it matters
  • How to manage repeat clickers of malicious emails

    Webinar | Cyber Risk Management in the New Digitalisation Age

    Cybersecurity Management and Risks Transfer

    Considering the complex, dynamic network and devices that businesses must govern across firewalls, applications and cloud – Cybersecurity is no longer optional. Amendments made recently to the recent Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) Bill will continue to have meaningful impact on businesses throughout 2021. Over the past year, there were numerous breaches and cyber-attacks and it is expected to continue with cyber threat landscape evolving at a fast pace.

    Simple and hard truth is that cybersecurity is good for business. Compliance to cybersecurity help you maintain your customers and brand loyalty setting your business ahead and apart from the rest of the competition.

    Ultimately, addressing specific cybersecurity risks that affect your business’s network and data security can be daunting, complex and costly to manage, which leads to many businesses overlooking its importance.

    In this webinar, we will be sharing the latest cybersecurity challenges, introducing solutions and strategies that are both practical and cost-effective in protecting your business from the cybersecurity and data breaches. Register now to learn more about how to take on cybersecurity risk, compliance and management, putting your business ahead of the curve.

    Takeaways include:

    • Cyber risks landscape today
    • Identify your weakest links
    • Business implications in the event of cyber-attack and data breach
    • Mitigate & Transfer your cyber risks
    • And many more…

    Join Kenneth Wee, Commercial Director at Netpluz and Elsa Xu, Financial Lines Manager at Chubb Insurance as they walk you through how to build up your business cyber resilience and mitigate risk that often businesses overlook, especially in this digitalisation age and the evolving modern workforce.

    Watch the webinar recording below to find out more information! 

      Webinar Recording

      Presentation Slides

      Cyber Risk Management in the New Digitalisation Age from Netpluz Asia Pte Ltd


      Cyber Risk Management in the New Digitalisation Age – Mitigating Risk with Cyber Insurance from Netpluz Asia Pte Ltd

      LIVE Webinar | Understanding SME’s Obligation in Data Protection and Cybersecurity

      Zooming into the responsibilities of Business, IT and Compliance during and post COVID-19

      26 June 2020 | 2.30 PM to 4.00 PM

      We know the importance of PDPA and we wanted to share that knowledge with our clients so take this opportunity to uncover what PDPA means for your company and department through this complimentary webinar with Straits Interactive, one of the experts in the field of data protection.

      SMEs today operate in an increasingly connected and competitive digital economy where individuals’ online and real-world activities generate huge amounts of data, especially during circuit-breaker where everyone must work remotely from home. 

      SMEs have had to scramble to arrange employees to connect back to the office.  Have you taken a look at the privacy and IT risks involved in using the free apps as well as the paid apps?  Do you know what you need to look out for?  No matter how good your multiple cybersecurity tools are, an attacker will eventually find a way into your network through vulnerabilities during a lapse. Join us for the 1-hour session with Straits Interactive to find out about the role and accountability of IT departments, and approach to mitigate the cyber threat and risk. 

      Topics covered:

      • Latest PDPA updates
      • Digitalisation & WFH Risks 
      • Roadmap to PDPA Compliance
      • The common problems faced by businesses
      • eSentinel™ – 360° Defense in Depth
      • and many more!

      The Presenters:

      1. Alvin Toh, Chief Marketing Officer, Straits Interactive Pte Ltd
      2. Kenneth Wee, Commercial Director, Netpluz Asia Pte Ltd



      Webinar: eSentinel™ – 360° Managed Cybersecurity, Simplified

      No matter how good your multiple cybersecurity tools are, an attacker will eventually find a way into your network through vulnerabilities. 

      Once cybercriminals acquire unauthorised access, you can only depend on the speed and performance of your IT team, to identify the threats, to manage multiple platforms to mitigate the attack. However, the time to respond and mitigate could last for hours or even days. 

      Join us for the 1-hour session to find out how you can now extend your cyber defense perimeter at the ISP level

      We will be covering topics such as:

      • The Cybersecurity landscape
      • The common problems faced by businesses
      • What is eSentinel™?
      • 360° Defense in Depth
      • and many more!


      Webinar recording and presentation slides coming soon!


      Quality Communication Services with Cyber Protection

      Netpluz Top 10 Managed Security Service Providers APAC 2019 awardThe internet revolution has radically altered the way business is conducted. The size and location of business are becoming increasingly unimportant, in today’s internet-connected global playing field. Furthermore, with new entrants of SaaS solutions and multiple branches distributed globally, optimized connectivity from a single management point of view is critical to ensure that all branches of a business can communicate effectively. However, with companies using connectivity systems from multiple vendors, this is not an easy task to achieve because IT professionals are usually directed around different vendors, and no clear causes are identified when an issue arises. In today’s always-connected era, response time to resolve is crucial to ensure secure businesses’ reputation and operations. Having one managed service provider to overlook the entire network is necessary to ensure faster response time and resolution. Understanding these requirements, Netpluz delivers quality communication services with cyber protection to clients. With the company’s offering, clients get the agility they require without the huge capital expenditure and hassle of managing multiple vendors. Leveraging its decades of experience and expertise in secure communications, Netpluz enables quick identification and fast response to resolve issues while guaranteeing 99.99 percent uptime. “As a B2B company, our focus is to simplify the communications needs of businesses with solutions that fit both company resources and requirements,” says Lau Leng Fong, CEO of the company.Lau Leng Fong Netpluz CEO

      Netpluz helps organizations with their secure internet networking needs by first understanding their unique challenges. By providing carrier-agnostic and secure network connectivity services, Netpluz builds customized solutions for every client. “Netpluz understands that every business is unique, and there is no one solution to fit all. Our approach is to first understand the requirement and challenge, growth plan for scalability before we propose a holistic solution,” says Leng Fong. With secure internet connectivity managed by Netpluz’s team of 24/7 technical helpdesk and proactive network monitoring, businesses can be rest assured that their network is being monitored and responded to whenever a need arises. “There were cases of internal network being compromised, devices being used for crypto-jacking, and cases of downtime due to target of DDoS attack. One of the value-added features that come with Netpluz Managed Service is network monitoring on bandwidth utilization,” mentions Leng Fong. An alert will be triggered upon a set threshold, and a dedicated account manager will contact the business representative to check if there is any abnormal network activity. A surge in network bandwidth utilization could spell malicious activity, and Netpluz can be engaged to mitigate the risks.

      Companies subscribed to Netpluz DDoS Mitigation service enjoy auto mitigation of DDoS attacks, ensuring high availability of their network connection. In Q2 of 2019, Netpluz successfully mitigated a total of 1.8 Gbps DDoS attack over 2 hours, with the single largest DDoS attack of 506 Mbps mitigated. They commissioned local Scrubbing Centre, leveraging on machine learning technology and multi-layered mitigation to provide intelligence-based detection to automate threat detection. This approach enables an adaptive security architecture, simultaneously addressing detection, prediction, prevention, and response.

      In fact, the company will soon launch a Datacenter-grade cloud-based managed security service (MSS) platform, eSentinel especially for SMEs as they do not have the resources to implement a dual firewall implementation, or even DDoS mitigation and secure network monitoring system.  Conceptually, eSentinel is built with state-of-the-art cyber technologies, offering the various protection features such as intelligent next-gen firewall (iNGFW), DDoS mitigation, SIEM, 24×7 monitoring and detection, and response should the on-premise firewall is managed by Netpluz. Netpluz also leverages SD-WAN technology, powered by VeloCloud, now part of VMware, to offer secure, high performance and reliable cross border business connectivity operations ensuring optimal performance even for demanding applications, such as voice and video. “eSentinel is our answer for Secure Internet Connectivity and SD-WAN, for Secure WAN Connectivity,” adds Leng Fong.

      Businesses can view Netpluz as an extension of their IT department to manage the entire network and system infrastructure. The company’s team is trained, and industry certified to bring the highest value to clients. “Having a managed communication service provider is, therefore, preferable in terms of skillset and cost saving, as compared to hiring a team of specialized IT professionals. We take your IT operations to the next level, and you can focus your time and resources to take your company to new heights,” says Leng Fong.

      As a B2B company, our focus is to simplify the communications needs of businesses with solutions that fit both company resources and requirements.

      Among the numerous success stories of Netpluz is that of Paradise Group, a diners’ paradise for Oriental cuisine. With the need to have agility on global connectivity across 110 branches in 9 countries, Paradise Group embraced cloud computing to digitally transform their global communications. As the business grows, the need to be cyber resilient is imminent. As cyber-attacks are evolving to be more complex and harder to detect, Netpluz managed to implement a deep learning solution that leverage on neural networks to detect malicious activities, securing critical data with proper disaster recovery in place. “We are proud to serve Paradise Group with a fast detection and response team to ensure that they can achieve a robust networking and secure framework, with significant cost savings in place,” states Leng Fong. Netpluz successfully implemented and managed a robust networking and communication framework for Paradise Group and helped them achieve a whopping 20 percent cost-savings on secure networking across their headquarters and outlets in Singapore. Additionally, Netpluz has implemented an intelligent queue management solution for the client that is forecasted to achieve at least 40 percent cost-saving on voice services. Keith Kee, IT Manager of Paradise Group, mentions, “No other service providers were able to take a step back to understand my challenges, and Netpluz offered to go the extra mile. We are proud to have Netpluz Asia as our IT solutions provider.”

      With such stellar success stories, Netpluz is set on a regional expansion throughout the Asia Pacific, to be the leading Managed Communications Service Provider in the region. Headquartered in Singapore and with business operations in Malaysia, Netpluz is set to expand their support coverage to Indonesia in the very near future, in line with the vision to be the top regional Managed Service Provider (MSP) with cyber security as their key focus. With humble beginnings in 2015 serving business internet connectivity followed by the acquisition of Mediaring and merger of Y5Zone Singapore in 2016, Netpluz has evolved from an internet service provider to a leader in managed data, voice, video, mobility, analytics and cybersecurity services. Today, the company offers its services to over 2000 clients over a single, converged network with uncompromising availability, scalability, and service standards. “Leveraging on our expertise and decades of experience, Netpluz is strategically poised to be the one-stop-shop managed communications service provider to support the growth of performing businesses looking to build optimized, secure and diverse connectivity throughout the region,” remarks Leng Fong.

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      Enterprise Security Netpluz TOP 10 Managed Security Service APAC

      We would like to thank everyone for taking the time to visit us during Cloud Expo Asia 2019 in Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

      We are very excited about the large number of visitors to our booth. It was our pleasure and honour and we also enjoyed many inspiring conversations and was a good opportunity to present our SD-WAN solutions and eSentinel, our cloud-based application platform for Cybersecurity solutions.

      We thank you for your interest in our services and look forward to the opportunity on how our company could serve your business.

      To download our brochure, please click here. 

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