India’s Network Security appliances provider, Cyberoam has appointed Kenya’s BusinessIT Afrika Ltd, an IT solutions provider to private and public businesses as its local agent.
The deal comes after a recent cyber security survey in Kenya revealed that the number of cyber-attacks detected in Kenya rose by 108 percent to 5.4 million in 2013.
BusinessIT Afrika through it’s ‘Business IT Security’ which offers networking infrastructure, messaging and collaboration software, backup solutions, endpoint management services, web and mobile application development, and information management will start offering identity based unified threat management appliances and other security products from Cyberoam.
According to Philip Obondy, Cyberoam’s Channel Manager in Kenya,“To assist in ensuring internet security for millions of people who access internet via smartphones daily, Cyberoam recently introduced Sophos end-point protection portfolio for sale by our partners in Kenya and Tanzania.”
Sophos offers a broad range of protection providing coverage for operating systems, desktops, mobile devices, gateways and Exchange servers. It can manage complex compliance requirements as well as filtering by policy and appliance. Sophos can protect off-network laptops and PCs to manage remote or traveling workforces.
“We believe that with this partnership, BusinessIT Afrika will help businesses and individuals prevent common issues like Botnet attacks, cyber-espionage, online and mobile banking fraud and anonymous proxy server attacks which are some of the key threats here,” said Vincent Muchai, BusinessIT Afrika Head of Strategy and CEO.
Industry analysts also observe that the increased uptake of cloud computing alongside rising interest in open networks, internet shopping and e-commerce models are some of the factors sustaining the high demand for network security in Kenya.
Cyberoam works closely with a wide range of businesses in more than 125 countries, and has been instrumental in strengthening IT security with its award winning security appliances.