Fast-growing Silicon Valley cyber-security company to work with Johannesburg based distributor as it targets share of US$100 million market London, 19, September 2015.
Advanced end-point security vendor Malwarebytes has partnered with Johannesburg based technology distributor Prodata. The deal is Malwarebytes first in Southern Africa and will build on Prodata’s experience of bringing fast-growing enterprise technology to the Sub-Saharan enterprise market.
Founded by Ernst and Young entrepreneur of the year Marcin Kleczynski, Malwarebytes provides advanced anti-malware and exploit protection to address today’s complex cyber threats, which are designed to beat traditional anti-virus software. Originally targeted at the consumer market, where it has been downloaded over 300 million times to date, an enterprise grade version was launched due to rising demand. Sub-Saharan Africa has been identified as one of the fastest growing cyber security markets in the world, with revenues in the sector expected to hit US$100 million this year as internet penetration rates skyrocket.
The deal between Malwarebytes and Prodata will aim to address growing demand for robust security products in the region. Anthony O’Mara, Vice President, EMEA at Malwarebytes, said: “The threat of cyber criminality has never been greater across the world and Africa is no different.
As African businesses becomes increasingly connected, protection against this risk must increase. “By partnering with Prodata and utilising their excellent local sales and marketing expertise, we are confident we can reach an increasing number of companies across the region.” Jay Bradley, Managing Director, Prodata added: “We are constantly looking to deliver the most effective and innovative technology solutions to enterprises across Africa and have a proven track record of delivery.
Malwarebytes has an excellent reputation in the end-point security market and we are looking forward to building a successful partnership with them. Malwarebytes has been specifically designed to work alongside traditional endpoint and network security products as part of a layered approach to protect against the threats these miss. Cybercriminals are also increasingly using zero-day vulnerabilities developed by well-resourced criminal teams to breach large organisations, a problem addressed by Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit.
Leading Network Security Company Expands Presence in Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and Europe
Untangle®, Inc., a leader in comprehensive network security for small-to-medium business (SMB), today announced strategic distribution partnerships with Prologic, a provider of IT solutions and services in Israel, and Prodata, a provider of hardware and software solutions in South Africa serving sub-Saharan Africa, Indian Ocean islands and Europe, to bring Untangle’s products and services to market via their thousands of channel partners serving EMEA, effectively meeting rising demand for next-generation, SMB-focused security solutions—a market Untangle uniquely serves.
“Untangle NG Firewall is redefining unified threat management with its next-generation security specifically designed for the below-enterprise segment,” said Scott Devens, chief executive officer at Untangle. “Trusted by thousands of customers worldwide for its effectiveness and ease-of-use, NG Firewall is the solution of choice for organizations facing not only the challenges of network security, but also limited budgets, resources and in-house IT expertise. By selecting Untangle as their network security offering, Prodata and Prologic can provide the most cost-effective and simply powerful solution to their resellers and end customers.”
NG Firewall delivers a comprehensive solution for content filtering, malware and threat protection, secure Wi-Fi, application control, bandwidth optimization, virtual private networks and more. Untangle combines Unified Threat Management (UTM)—to address all of the key network threats—with policy management tools that enable administrators to monitor, manage and shape internet traffic. NG Firewall’s fully customizable, industry-leading reports provide administrators an unprecedented level of insight into what’s happening on their networks across all applications by user, group, time of day and more.
“Our mission is to offer a range of IT solutions and services to SMB and enterprise customers throughout Israel,” said Lior Levi, chief executive officer at Prologic. “Our customers have grown increasingly concerned about the threats to their businesses posed by cyberattacks. We chose Untangle NG Firewall for its reputation as a trusted, software-based solution that is flexible enough to be deployed in a number of different scenarios, from hardware to virtual machines to the cloud, easily and quickly—without a steep learning curve or costly client-side maintenance.”
Recent threats like the WannaCry ransomware outbreak grabbed headlines worldwide, putting IT professionalas on high alert. Such attacks have highlighted the need for organizations to put sufficient perimeter security in place to safeguard networks from the ever-evolving threat landscape. These strategic distribution partnerships will enable greater reach for the Untangle NG Firewall solution, enabling organizations throughout EMEA to protect their networks, devices and bottom lines from the impact of new and emerging threats.
“We selected Untangle NG Firewall as the uncontested best choice for our customers based on its reputation in the IT community at large,” said Jay Bradley, managing director at Prodata. “As a battle-tested, open source product, Untangle was the clear winner when it came to feature completeness, ease of use, and speed of deployment. We are excited to bring Untangle NG Firewall to market to meet the huge, unmet demand for cost-effective, flexible network security in sub-Saharan Africa.”
Untangle Partner Program
As a global leader in network security solutions, Untangle is committed to helping distributors meet channel and customer needs by delivering a powerful, easy-to-use and affordable product portfolio designed to simplify the lives of IT professionals. Untangle provides complete solutions for total threat protection, stopping attacks before they ever reach users and devices. Our software-based approach means that the channel has complete flexibility when it comes to deployment. Untangle puts ease of use first, ensuring that its products work with real-world budgets, resources and IT expertise. Learn more about Untangle’s Partner Program at www.untangle.com.
Untangle is an innovator in cybersecurity designed specifically for the below-enterprise market, safeguarding businesses, home offices, nonprofits, schools and governmental organizations. Untangle’s integrated suite of software and appliances provides enterprise-grade capabilities and consumer-oriented simplicity to organizations with limited IT resources. Untangle’s award-winning network security solutions are trusted by over 40,000 customers around the world. Untangle is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, www.untangle.com.
Prologic Ltd. provides advanced IT services, specializing in infrastructure solutions, application development, and database-oriented solutions. As experts in IT infrastructure, Prologic’s Professional Services Division offers fully integrated solutions, including consulting, projects, training, implementation, and outsourcing. The company’s long term experience is backed by a deep understanding of market needs and by acknowledging both local and international IT communities.
Founded in 1992, Prodata is a leading Value Added Distributor of specialised hardware and software solutions across the African Continent, Indian Ocean Islands and Europe. With sound management, a driven sales team and an excellent administrative support system, Prodata is a master in the distribution field.