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BeyondTrust’s CTO on what we can do about expected rise in ransomware

What can we do about the expected increase in ransomware and cyber-extortion tools?  By Morey J. Haber, Chief Technology Officer, BeyondTrust. While these is no shortage of seminars, articles and vendor solutions outlining best practices to mitigate the threats of ransomware and modern cyber extortion threats like malware based crypto-mining, there is no single solution […]

Dragon Petkovic on what can be done about expected increase in ransomware

What can we do about the expected increase in ransomware and cyber extortion tools? By Dragon Petkovic, Oracle Security Product Leader, ECEMEA Although most often connected with ransomware, cyber extortion is a much broader concept. In addition to ransomware, cyber extortion often includes distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) and data breaches, which may lead […]

Temenos welcome financial leaders at Bank to the Future forum

Temenos, a software specialist for banking and finance, welcomed the leaders that are driving real change across the industry in Africa at the Bank of the Future forum yesterday. The event took place at the Sofitel Hotel Ivoire in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and focused on software solutions for the digital future of financial services. According […]

Condyn partners with Russian developer to safeguard South African market

The Russian developer of information security systems will be represented in South Africa, with partnerships being established further afield in Africa. SearchInform has signed a partnership agreement with Condyn, a local provider of information and security solutions located in Centurion. The new partnership will lift the profile of the SearchInform product portfolio, including SearchInform DLP […]

How cloud is bringing application and process users together

The cloud has evolved and no longer defined by an air of silence between those who implement cloud systems and their customers, who are mostly business users. Today, as offerings evolve into more bespoke solutions, cloud vendors must deal directly with operations and business leaders. This is according to Kevin Hall, National Sales Manager at […]

Prioritise keeping your bitcoin safe, secure and available

South African cryptocurrency exchanges are on the increase promising favourable rates and other value-added services to those looking to venture into these digital assets. Claude Schuck, Regional Manager for Africa at Veeam, says we need to carefully consider the impact that cryptocurrencies will have on availability strategies. When I was a child, the prospect of […]

GSMA Global Mobile Award for Eseye connected IoT solution

Eseye has announced that eWATERpay’s IoT deployment has won the Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals in this year’s Global Mobile Awards (GLOMOs). Presented at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona by hosts Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley, the GLOMOs showcase companies and individuals that are driving innovation in the rapidly […]

Businesses need to be more proactive to prevent cyberattacks

What happens when corporate IT infrastructure is compromised by a cyberattack? In an age where the cyber security landscape is evolving with sophisticated malware and almost every employee is connected to the organisation’s server and the Internet, Riaan Badenhorst, General Manager at Kaspersky Lab, says that reputation damage is a real risk. As the growth […]

Ekso Bionics aids patient recovery with Vodafone

Many people who suffer from a stroke or spinal cord injury face a long road to recovery lasting months or years, with a goal of restoring functionality and returning to their community. This can be devastating, not only for the person injured but also for their family and friends. Swifter recovery, along with quantified feedback […]

Richer communications experiences to be delivered for Egypt

Avaya, a leading global business communications company, has announced it is working with Intraconsult Telecom to help organisations in Egypt achieve their digital transformation objectives. The two companies will focus on driving adoption of Avaya’s innovative solutions to key industry verticals in Egypt, enabling them to provide richer communications experiences to their customers and employees. […]

Red Hat receives overall ‘positive’ rating in Gartner’s 2018 vendor rating

Red Hat Inc., a leading provider of open source solutions, has announced Gartner Inc., a leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, has given the company an overall ‘positive’ rating in its 2018 Vendor Rating Report. From Red Hat’s perspective, the overall ‘positive’ rating reflects on the strength of the […]

African ERP company One Channel wins international award

One Channel, a leading African cloud ERP solutions provider, and Acumatica partner, has won Acumatica’s International Partner of the Year award at the annual partner Summit in Nashville. Acumatica is the world’s fastest-growing cloud ERP company. It announced the 2018 Partner Award winners during its Acumatica Summit 2018. One Channel CEO Bernard Ford said: “We […]

Angola Cables announces major US partnership project

Angola Cables, the Angola-based multinational telecoms company, has announced a major partnership project in the US. The company, which is also building the first subsea cable in the Southern Hemisphere directly connecting Brazil to Africa, has announced that US-based FiberLight LLC will provide backhaul connectivity in the US, starting with the Miami and Florida region. […]

Mimecast commits to GDPR compliance for customers

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced its commitment to helping customers comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new European privacy regulation due to take effect on May 25 this year. As part of this commitment, Mimecast recently announced that Marc French has joined the leadership team as […]

Siemon launches new Z-MAX 45 Category 6A shielded outlet

Siemon has launched its new Z-MAX 45 shielded Category 6A outlet which features a shorter, compact design with the ability to terminate cable at a 45-degree angle, reducing rear depth requirements whilst maintaining proper bend radius. Z-MAX 45 outlets use a reversible rear cap that enables cable to exit the outlet at a 45-degree angle […]

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, […]

Huawei announces New OpenLab in Cairo to build ICT ecosystem

Huawei has held a ceremony to launch the Cairo OpenLab during the Cairo ICT 2017 conference. Huawei, together with industry partners in northern Africa, aims to build ICT ecosystem in northern Africa in response to digital transformation. Cairo OpenLab represents the eighth OpenLab targeting enterprise customers and is located in Egypt to serve and influence […]

Xerox expert: How to help employees avoid IoT security breaches

By Pui Chi Li, Head of Marketing for the Middle East and Africa at Xerox We expect more and more connected devices to emerge to support the IoT trend and we are not talking about laptops, phones and tablets but many other smart workplace devices that are now connected to the internet. Connectivity and accessibility […]

Red Hat recognised as one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies

Red Hat has been named as one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies for 2018. This is the first time the company has been included on the list and it is ranked fourth within the computer software category. Red Hat believes the recognition is testament to the growing influence of open source throughout the technology industry […]

Microsoft shows how cloud technology can help business growth

Cloud technology has created a revolution all over the world, with companies across a broad spectrum; from start-ups to Fortune 500 enterprises; embracing and incorporating cloud computing into their organisations. Dealing with ageing technology can hinder productivity and slow down businesses. The cloud can help companies grow, innovate, boost productivity, and expand business capabilities faster. […]