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Research firm cites ESET as strong performer in endpoint security

ESET – a global leader in information security software – has been named a ‘strong performer’ in The Forrester Wave: Endpoint Detection And Response, Q3 2018 report. ESET was among the 12 select companies that were invited to participate by Forrester, and which were identified in the evaluation as the most significant endpoint detection and […]


Pure Storage announces new converged infrastructure solutions

FlashStack with FlashBlade and AIRI enable customers to establish a range of data analytics at any stage of the data journey. Pure Storage, the all-flash storage platform that helps innovators build a better world with data, has announced FlashStack with FlashBlade to accelerate data warehouses. The company also announced that AIRI and AIRI Mini, the […]


Sophos announces launch of Intercept X for Server solution

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has announced Sophos Intercept X for Server, next-generation server protection with predictive deep learning technology that provides constantly evolving security against cyberthreats. Sophos’ deep learning neural networks are trained on hundreds of millions of samples to look for suspicious attributes of malicious code and prevent never-before-seen […]


How Wi-Fi connectivity can create the smart workplace

Wi-Fi connectivity and mobile technology can have a massively positive impact on the workplace. Morten Illum, ‎EMEA Vice President at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, argues that if the workplace of the future is smart, as well as connected, it can become a much more personalised environment for the workers operating in it. Recent research […]


Janrain and Akamai partner to enhance customer identity security

Janrain, the company that pioneered the Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) category, and Akamai Technologies, one of the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platforms, has announced a new partnership to provide Janrain Secure Edge, bringing new integrated security capabilities to the Janrain Identity Cloud. The value of customer profile data linked to […]


Red Hat expert on the top five ways that DevSecOps isn’t like sport

Mike Bursell, Chief Security Architect, Red Hat, discusses the similarities – and big differences – between DevSecOps and sport. There’s the World Cup, cricket, baseball, rugby, Wimbledon – more sport around at the moment than you can shake a stick (or bat, racket or croquet mallet) at. I love watching various sports – an activity […]


Concerns on the rise about mobile apps watching and tracking users

The monitoring capabilities of mobile apps are becoming a concern for users, many of whom are worried that the apps on their connected devices might be able track them down, watch what they’re doing or share their data. But these dangers could be easily averted by putting some simple security measures in place, warn cybersecurity […]


Qualys unveils free community edition of its cloud platform

Qualys’ new free community edition includes asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, secure configuration assessment, web application scanning, digital certificate and public cloud management, all within a single-pane view. Qualys, a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, has announced Qualys Community Edition, a free cloud-based service giving small organisations unified visibility of their […]


Dell EMC announces new Integrated Data Protection Appliance

Dell EMC announced its newest Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA), the Dell EMC IDPA DP4400, providing simple and powerful converged data protection to help mid-size organisations transform IT while combatting data sprawl and complexity. Comprehensive data protection has been a challenge for mid-size organisations.  Enterprise-class products come with higher cost and complexity, while lower cost […]


Fortinet gains traction in SD-WAN market with integrated offering

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced it has gained significant traction in the SD-WAN marketplace by delivering a comprehensive SD-WAN solution that provides both SD-WAN and security functionality in a single integrated offering for distributed enterprise branches. The growing appeal of SD-WAN technologies has caught the attention of the IT […]


Epicor announces two new executive leaders to grow global footprint

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced two new appointments to its executive leadership team. Andy Coussins is appointed senior vice president and head of sales for the international region and Jason Taylor senior vice president and head of global support. Coussins and Taylor assume their […]


Kenya’s new-look tax plan will impact on local operations

Kenya’s government has overhauled the country’s current income tax legislation framework and announced measures designed to help grow the economy, according to the Budget Statement for the fiscal year 2018/2019. South African businesses with interests in-or ties with the East African country’s market must know that these changes (irrespective of how many are actually implemented) […]


Expert says technology offers respite to shrinking SA economy

As business confidence in South Africa plummeted six points in June on the back of disappointing gross domestic product figures for the first quarter, South African retailers battle to achieve profitability. This is compounded by a PwC survey that names South Africa as the country with the highest rate of economic crime in the world. […]


Veeam delivers hyper-availability for Nutanix AHV

New joint solution provides businesses with simplified IT operational management, lower costs and accelerated digital transformation.   Veeam Software, a leader in Intelligent Data Management for the hyper-available enterprise, has announced Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV  – a data availability solution for applications and data hosted on the Nutanix AHV Hypervisor. The combination of Nutanix […]


FibreCo to boost broadband connectivity in Kroonstad

Internet connectivity in Kroonstad will benefit from a substantial enhancement as FibreCo Telecommunications completes its roll out of fibre in the town, making reliable high-speed broadband connectivity more accessible to the community. Only 5.4% of households in the province have access to the Internet at home, with 9.9% having access at work; therefore it’s clear […]


Ruckus drives next generation networks with ICX switches

Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, has announced the availability of its new family of switches in the sub-Saharan African market to support next-generation network edge and aggregation/core requirements. The Ruckus ICX family of switches simplify network set-up and management, enhance security, minimise troubleshooting and make upgrades easy to deliver high-performance switching capabilities that meet current […]


Leaders in AI to gather at largest Pan-African AI community Expo

AI Expo Africa is building the largest inclusive Pan-African AI Community to lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the continent. The Expo & Conference to be held from September 9 to 11 will showcase African AI talent and provide free skills development workshops from the likes of Intel for young engineers, data scientists, students and entrepreneurs. […]


Sophos expert on how to identify and avoid phishing scams

Phishing might be one of the oldest tricks in the books for cybercriminals but it remains a significant threat, with sophisticated new attack methods constantly emerging. Harish Chib, Vice President, Middle East and Africa, Sophos, outlines some of the current trends and offers some advice to help businesses and organisations protect themselves against the scam. […]


Mimecast acquires cybersecurity training platform Ataata, Inc

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced it has acquired Ataata, Inc. Ataata is a cybersecurity training and awareness platform designed to reduce human error in the workplace and help enable organisations to become more secure by changing the security culture of their employees. The acquisition will allow customers to measure […]


The Internet of Things can transform business, says FABS expert

Peter Shaw, Engineer at Footprint Africa Business Solutions (FABS), says the Internet of Things can transform business and create innovative new revenue streams. While the demand for IoT is certainly growing, most providers are still far too focused on the technology and not communicating the business value proposition to their clients. This means that they […]