Cyberoam, a leading global provider of network security appliances, has announced its partnership with Sizwe IT Group, a leading system integrator and provider of comprehensive ICT solutions in South Africa.

The South African security market is poised to grow at a forecasted annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7,6% over the next five years. Also businesses from key verticals have begun prioritizing IT security budgets to secure headquarters, data centres and distributed branch networks.

Growing uptake of cloud, virtualisation and rising inclination towards open networks and internet driven business models is resulting in higher demand for enterprise network / IT security. Cyberoam and Sizwe IT Group together intend to seize emerging opportunities arising from this transition.

Explaining collaboration with Sizwe IT Group, Adrian Anema, country manager – South Africa, Cyberoam says, “Enterprises and growing businesses in the region realize that evolving business landscape favors adaptive and well protected businesses and network security ties strongly with key business and technology priorities.

“Sizwe Group comes as the right partner to capture this momentum. With our combined wealth of ICT expertise and network security solutions, we shall empower South African enterprises to achieve transformation and derive true value for tech investments.”

Alliance with Sizwe IT Group aims to entrench Cyberoam’s presence in the region’s enterprise security market, which is experiencing growing need to secure evolving network infrastructure. South Africa’s leading SI, Sizwe provides a broad range of solutions including infrastructure, networking, security, servers and storage to end-user solutions and computer consumables.

Sizwe also brings full spectrum of services required by a modern enterprise – physical networking and data centre services, to desktop and even cloud-based services.

Sharing his thought on partnering with Cyberoam, Wimpie Jonck of Sizwe IT Group says, “Enterprise organisations are under the impact of a huge shift, which is led by ICT forces and need to see security and performance of their networks as a business imperative.

“With Cyberoam, we see a leverage to successfully tap into rising prospects by enhancing our portfolio of ICT solutions with next-generation and proven enterprise security offerings. Cyberoam’s steadfast post-sales support further adds to our strength, bringing our customers greater confidence and value.”

Deriving from its rich experiencing of partnering with a global customer base spanning over 125+ countries, Cyberoam brings network security that yields answers for key pain points faced by enterprise businesses.

From enabling layer-8 user identity based reporting, EAL4+ certified firewall protection, BYOD visibility, protection for virtual environments, comprehensive coverage for key business apps to actionable intelligence based security, Cyberoam provides cutting-edge answers for mission-critical enterprise networks.

The unique capabilities and comprehensive security of Cyberoam has resulted in a strong person in the region and this collaboration shall facilitate greater reach with enterprise and emerging large businesses in South Africa.