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Qihoo, Asiasoft ink cybersecurity agreement

By CAO YIN in Nanning ( Updated: 2014-09-18 18:28

China's largest Internet security service company and a leading regional online entertainment service provider in Southeast Asia vowed on Thursday to supply free cybersecurity software for computer users.

Qihoo 360 and Asiasoft, established in Thailand in 2001, signed a cooperation agreement at a cyberspace forum held in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

The forum is part of the 11th China-ASEAN Expo and the 11th China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit.

The agreement marks the beginning of Qihoo 360's business in the Southeast Asian market.

In addition to the free online security software, under the agreement the companies will provide security risk solutions for users.

The partners agreed to boost cooperation in mobile Internet and cybersecurity talent education, aiming to accelerate and upgrade the Internet industry in China and ASEAN countries.

In the near future, products of the two companies will cover online entertainment, online service and online security.

Sherman Tan, president of Asiasoft, said he was glad to cooperate with Qihoo 360 and hopes they can provide better online services and products for users in Southeast Asian countries.

Qi Xiangdong, president of Qihoo 360, said his company has an obligation to establish a safer online environment.

In the forum, Qihoo 360 also showed its new cybersecurity protection and prevention system, saying it can solve thorny security problems on the Internet, such as with cloud and big data services.

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