Kaspersky Lab has announced a partnership agreement with Redington, which will see the company becoming an authorised distributor of Kaspersky Lab’s corporate security solutions across East Africa.
The partnership will also support Kaspersky Lab’s enterprise growth strategy into previously unexplored customer territories across this region.
Says Riaan Badenhorst, GM of Kaspersky Lab Africa: “At Kaspersky Lab, we are committed to working with leading distributors to provide the best corporate security solutions possible across the regions we have presence in. Redington, as one of the largest distributors in Africa, have a solid reputation in the enterprise market and we are proud to add the company to our list of existing distributors of our corporate solutions for East Africa.
“Partnerships with such global brands not only aids us in growing our reseller reach, but also provides us with avenues into large enterprise opportunities, to help grow our enterprise strategy across the East African market.”
Every day, organisations across the globe are subjected to an array of cyberattacks, in some form or another. Sophisticated threats are constantly emerging and cybercriminals are developing new and more innovative techniques to break barriers and intrude on business sensitive information.
The Kaspersky Lab 2016 Corporate IT Security Risks survey shows that in the last 12 months, 43% of businesses globally experienced data loss as a result of a breach. The East African region and businesses operating here are not immune to this. In fact, Tanzania was one of many African countries that was affected by the recent global WannaCry attack. Businesses operating in this region need the right security measures in place to ensure effective protection.
As part of the partnership, Redington will deliver security services and solutions, offered by Kaspersky Lab, to their existing customer base across Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and Kenya, including remote security monitoring, managed security, virtualisation security and mobile device security and management.
Aloysius Fernandes, president for Redington, comments: “Redington is extremely proud to be associated with Kaspersky Lab. Our aim is to use Redington’s extensive network of channels to sustain the reach of these solutions into unexplored enterprise customer territories across East Africa.”
Redington will form a dedicated team to service the Kaspersky Lab account in East Africa, and together with Kaspersky Lab, will initiate programmes to help educate partners around Kaspersky Lab’s corporate product offering.
Badenhorst concludes: “Our partners and resellers need insight into our corporate product offering, and as such, we will also support Redington in the training required, to understand the realities of the cyberthreat market in East Africa, how this is evolving and what businesses need to do to ensure safety. As part of our partner programme, we will also provide our fast responding technical support and extra expertise when needed – ensuring that Redington have the support they need to also grow their business and sales.”