Wiz launches Australia cloud data center further demonstrating commitment to ANZ and multinational organizations

Wiz announces availability of new regional data center and adds support for Essential Eight controls.

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Today, we proudly announce the availability of our new data center located in Sydney, NSW. Organizations that have a presence in the ANZ region can now benefit from everything they love about Wiz in closer geographic proximity while maintaining data sovereignty and privacy requirements.

The investment in the region is propelled by Wiz's strong customer growth and momentum in the ANZ market, including some of the region's biggest brands, such as Linktree, OFX, and Brighte. Wiz's employee growth in the region has paralleled the rapid customer growth, which has more than quadrupled in the past year.

The new Sydney data center gives us further confidence in Wiz's commitment to the market and customers in the ANZ region. We trust Wiz to help us secure our growing diverse cloud footprint, and this investment will accelerate our adoption of Wiz.

Santanu Lodh, CISO at OFX

Key highlights of the Sydney data center include:

  • The data center is built on the highly available and scalable architectural design of Wiz's global infrastructure. 

  • Customers can keep all their data in the Sydney data center and maintain 100% regional data locality.    

  • All Wiz innovations and features will be available to customers on the same schedule globally. 

  • The new data center is now operational and available to regional customers.

Recent cyber security incidents and compliance mandates in the region have made securing cloud infrastructure a critical priority for customers. To this end, Wiz is also excited to announce support for the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s Essential Eight Security Guidelines model as a supported framework. Organizations can use the Essential Eight benchmarking capabilities along with existing support for common industry benchmarks such as CIS Controls, ISO 27001, SOC2 to automatically understand their compliance posture and to focus their teams on where to improve.

The ANZ market continues to be a critically important region for Wiz as the pace of innovation and cloud adoption is one of the fastest around the world. We will continue to invest heavily in the region and be a strategic cloud security partner for local customers seeking to securely accelerate their cloud journeys.

Assaf Rappaport, Co-founder & CEO at Wiz

The new data center is operational and available to new customers now. To understand how Wiz can help you meet your cloud security goals, please reach out to your local Wiz team, and we will gladly assist you. 

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