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HID Global supports facial recognition with HID Approve mobile authentication platform

HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has announced that its HID Approve two-factor mobile authentication and verification platform now supports Apple’s iPhone X Face ID facial recognition system. The company expects facial recognition to play an increasingly important role in its authentication offering, combined with threat and fraud detection. “With the growing […]


Dell EMC expands server capabilities for the modern data centre

Dell EMC has announced three new servers designed for software-defined environments, edge and high-performance computing (HPC). The PowerEdge R6415, PowerEdge R7415 and PowerEdge R7425 expand the 14th generation of the Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio with new capabilities to address the demanding workload requirements of today’s modern data centre. All three rack servers with the […]


Sophos survey finds enterprises in South Africa hit by repeated ransomware attacks

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has announced the findings of its survey, The State of Endpoint Security Today which shows the extent to which businesses are at risk of repeated ransomware attacks and are vulnerable to exploits. The survey polled more than 2,700 IT decision makers from mid-sized businesses in 10 […]


Digital Guardian expert: How enterprises can prevent data loss

Thomas Fischer, Global Security Advocate, Digital Guardian, tells Intelligent CIO how a successful Data-Centric Security Strategy can be achieved to allow enterprises to protect their precious data. As businesses continue to go ‘digital’ we find ourselves in a perimeter-less world, constant information flow is the lifeblood of the business ecosystem. Data is distributed and disbursed […]


Commvault expert: Generating value from your data

Enterprises around the world are preparing to comply with GDPR, one of the toughest data privacy regulations in the world, when it takes effect on May 25 2018. Businesses need to be aware that GDPR applies to companies worldwide, no matter where they are based, if they handle data concerning European citizens. The definition of […]


Network control company Infoblox appoints Brad Bell as CIO

Infoblox Inc, the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, has announced that it has appointed Brad Bell as chief information officer (CIO) of Infoblox. Bell will report to Infoblox president and chief executive officer Jesper Andersen. He will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s global information technology strategy, services, and operations. […]


Modernising Egyptian broadcaster utilises Microsoft Azure

When one of the oldest broadcasters in Egypt feared it was being left behind because of the change in viewing habits caused by the rise of mobile devices, its management sought to find a way to get up to speed with the digital revolution. The Egyptian Radio and Television Union was determined to use the […]


Cisco seeks to transform network management with intent-based innovations

Over the past few years, the explosion of devices, adoption of cloud and exponential growth of security threats have challenged current approaches for building and managing networks. Cisco’s vision is to create a network that anticipates operational issues, stops security threats in their tracks, and continues to learn, adapt and protect. To realise this, Cisco […]


Trend Micro deepens investment in Middle East and north Africa in 2018

Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, has shared some of its 2018 investment and growth plans for the Middle East and north Africa (MENA) markets. The company has positioned top executive talent to lead programmes specifically designed for opportunities available in MENA. Part of Trend Micro’s recently launched corporate venture fund in partnership […]


Angola set to be rising force in global ICT thanks to South Atlantic Cable System

Angola is a shining example of digital transformation in a rapidly changing continent. Moving away from a dependency on oil production, the country is emerging as a leader in telecommunications. With the South Atlantic Cable System set to be completed in mid-2018 and centred in Angola, the first direct link between Africa and South America […]


BeyondTrust’s password management solution integrated with McAfee ePO

BeyondTrust has announced that PowerBroker Password Safe has been certified on McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO). This integration provides joint McAfee ePO and BeyondTrust customers with automated privileged password and privileged session management capabilities through a single platform. The certified integration will link the industry leader for privileged access and session management with the most advanced, […]


Sophos introduces predictive protection in Intercept X with advanced deep learning

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has announced the availability of Intercept X with malware detection powered by advanced deep learning neural networks. Combined with new active-hacker mitigation, advanced application lockdown, and enhanced ransomware protection, this latest release of the next-generation endpoint protection delivers previously unseen levels of detection and prevention. “Predictive […]


VMware expert on transforming security for today’s business landscape

It’s no secret that organisations are spending more money than ever on security. Despite this, the only things outpacing increasing security spending are the losses due to security breaches. Ian Jansen van Rensburg from VMware EMEA tells us how businesses can best respond to today’s security landscape. Business models keep transforming, people and devices are becoming increasingly connected, […]


Pure Storage expert: Making the most of your data

Alex McMullan, EMEA CTO, Pure Storage, tells Intelligent CIO how it’s vital to make the most of an organisation’s data. In the same way that a CFO sets out the strategy and framework for investment and cash flow, CIOs and CTOs need to take control of making dataflow work for their organisations. Data is now […]


Mimecast makes two key security executive appointments

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced Janet Levesque has been appointed the Senior Vice President of Systems, Risk and Security, and Marc French has joined the company as its new Chief Trust Officer. These two newly developed leadership roles demonstrate Mimecast’s commitment to providing customers with cloud-based solutions to enhance […]


Report reveals one-third of business leaders will not improve security this year

CA Southern Africa has announced that Veracode, Inc., a leader in securing the world’s software, and acquired by CA Technologies, has released new research revealing the widening gap between software creation and software security, with the rush to innovate outpacing the urgency to secure the process. The Securing the Digital Economy report highlights how investment in […]


Lasernet wireless connectivity system used by emergency services in South African blaze

Even in the intense heat of a major fire in South Africa a high-capacity wireless connectivity system from InfiNet remained unaffected. In fact, despite the runaway blaze in Knysa the equipment, utilised by customer Lasernet, proved to be so resilient that it was used by emergency organisations when all else had failed. Lasernet was established […]


Networks Unlimited partners with HyperGrid for ‘next era’ cloud computing

Over the past two decades or so, the concept of cloud computing has evolved dramatically as new data centre and networking technologies came to the fore, and new types of ‘cloud’ emerged. While the cloud’s roots may be traced back to computing from decades past, the tipping point is often considered to be the introduction […]


9TH BIT brings StreamSets Data Connector Edge to South Africa to address data drift

9TH BIT Consulting, specialists in implementing SOA solutions, middleware integration and products, has announced the local availability of StreamSets’ Data Connector Edge (SDC Edge) continuous ingest software, that effectively addresses the sinister challenge of data drift. 9TH BIT Consulting is the African partner for StreamSets, a global leader in data performance management. Data drift, the […]


ServiceNow appoints new regional director for South Africa

ServiceNow has announced the promotion of Mark Ackerman to the position of Regional Director for Middle East, South Africa, Turkey and Eastern Europe. Joaquin Reixa, senior AVP EMEA South at ServiceNow, said emerging markets such as these require a team with an intimate understanding of their cultural and political nuances. He said: “In 2015, Mark […]