Extol MSC Berhad was an ICT security solutions provider offering one-stop end-to-end solution services encompassing all aspects of ICT security, including managed security solutions, implementation and consultancy. In meeting the challenges of escalating security threats, we have evolved to become the leading provider of simple, cost-efficient and effective ICT security management systems, protecting organisations from security threats, such as malicious codes (viruses), network intrusions and fraudulent use of ICT systems.

Their history goes back to 1984 when Extol Corporation, a member of the Extol MSC Berhad, was incorporated and operated as a distributor of ICT hardware and software products. Incepted in 1990, we were one of the first Malaysian companies to have internally developed a commercially-viable anti-virus software called the Armour and initiated strategic technological partnerships such as Norman DDS (a Norwegian anti-virus software developer) for technological exchanges in terms of anti-virus applications.

Today, Extol MSC Berhad has remained responsive to your new needs as they come along by delivering one-stop industry-leading ICT security management solutions: Fraud Detection and Management, Forensics and Incident Response, Anti-virus Outsourcing and Management, Security Systems Management, Professional Services, Managed Security Services; and Secured Enterprise Applications.

This effort has earned us a unique distinction in this industry, allowing you to conduct your business with confidence and certainty. Their ICT security management solutions ensure enhancement of your corporate success rather than contribute to its stress. This is their purpose; to give you results that benefit.

EXTOL solution removes the barriers between applications, system, processes and partners.

With the increasingly wide usage and dependency on ICT by organisations, ICT security solutions are no longer a luxury but a necessity in today’s business environment. Organisations facing ICT threats or intrusions may suffer from, amongst others, financial losses through the exploitation of information or loss of reputation.

The ICT security industry has conventionally been a fragmented sector with many different service providers, providing different areas of ICT security thus making ICT security management complex, expensive and less effective for organisations. In order to overcome this inefficiency, organisations are now looking for end-to-end solutions that cover all aspects of ICT security – a service which is the primary focus of Extol MSC Berhad.

History of Extol MSC Berhad

Extol MSC Berhad is the local pioneer ICT security solutions provider that offers services of one-stop end-to-end solutions which include Managed Security Solutions, implementation and consultancy.

ICT security solutions are aimed at protecting organisations, in particular, their ICT systems and technologies from various ICT security threats, such as malicious codes (viruses), network intrusions and fraudulent use of ICT systems. The ICT security solutions are necessary in today’s business environment resulting from the increasingly wide usage and dependency on ICT by organisations. Inadequate security solutions would expose organisations to various ICT related malicious threats or intrusions that could lead to financial losses.

Extol MSC Berhad has an extensive history of involvement in the ICT industry dating back to 1984 when Extol Corporation, a member of the Extol MSC Berhad, was incorporated and it operated as a distributor of ICT hardware and software products.

Extol MSC Berhad’s venture into ICT security activities started in 1990. In 1992, Extol MSC Berhad became among the first Malaysian companies to have internally developed a commercially viable anti-virus software (called the “Armour”). From then on, the company continued to advance in the ICT security activities, collaborating with technological partners such as Norman DDS (a Norwegian anti-virus software developer) for technological exchanges in terms of anti-virus applications.

Managed Security Solutions activities

With the vision of becoming a leading one-stop ICT security solutions provider, Extol MSC Berhad expands its products and services to offer a comprehensive spectrum of ICT security products and services to counter ICT threats, especially for network systems and internet transactions. The company’s security products and services include hardware and software security solutions, consultancy, forensic research and education. This area of products and services is categorised as Managed Security Solutions (“MSS”).

Extol MSC Berhad marks significant milestones in MSS activities including being the first local ICT security solutions provider to introduce MSS related services to Binariang Sdn Bhd, a major local telecommunications provider and being selected the official provider of MSS for the Kuala Lumpur 98 VXI Commonwealth Games.

Secured Enterprise Applications activities

In addition to the MSS activities above, the company has leveraged on its experience in ICT security activities to develop and offer enterprise applications solutions with built-in security features. This area of activities is known as the Secured Enterprise Applications (“SEA”).

The development of secured enterprise applications is more complex compared to the conventional enterprise applications, as the developers require the additional ICT security knowledge. However, the company, being equipped with the required know-how, has managed to develop two applications, namely the EC*TAG (a real time shop floor data collection and tracking system for the apparel and garment industry) and EC*CIMS (a web-based campus management system) for the SEA activities. The company’s venture into SEA started in 2002.