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Kaspersky expands product array for security researchers with sandboxing technology

Cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky has revealed that its sandboxing technology is now available for use in customer networks. The on-premises Kaspersky Research Sandbox is designed for organisations with strict restrictions on data sharing, to enable them to build their internal security operations centres (SOCs) or computer emergency response teams (CERTs). The company said the solution helps […]


Pulse Secure delivers new cloud-based, Zero Trust service

New Pulse Zero Trust Access (PZTA) service enhances productivity, simplifies management and mitigates cyber-risks as enterprises embrace increased workforce mobility and utility computing. Pulse Secure, a leading provider of software-defined secure access solutions, has announced the launch of Pulse Zero Trust Access (PZTA), a cloud-based, multi-tenant secure access service that enables organizations to provide users […]


F5 Networks expands managed security services footprint in Middle East

F5 Networks has launched a new Silverline Cloud Platform Point of Presence (PoP) in Bahrain. The move, stated F5 Networks, is part a global expansion strategy to help customers better adapt to rapidly evolving threat imperatives and a new diversity of cloud consumption opportunities. According to the company, Silverline enables the deployment of security services […]


LogRhythm releases version 7.5 of NextGen SIEM platform and New Open Collector technology

Visualizations of user/host relationships, live data updates and quick onboarding of cloud data sources make for a powerful security analyst experience. LogRhythm has announced the launch of version 7.5 of the LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform as well as the inaugural release of its Open Collector technology. LogRhythm 7.5 provides enhanced analyst workflow experiences and visibility, […]


Apple Co-Founder to keynote Mimecast’s Cyber Resilience Summit

Mimecast Limited, a leading email security and cyber resilience company, is hosting its annual Cyber Resilience Summit on June 23-24. This complimentary, virtual, two half-day event will bring together thousands of IT and security professionals to increase global resiliency that spans cyber, human and community resilience. Cyber Resilience Summit also features nearly 30 technical training […]


FinTech regulatory framework crucial to combat financial crime

A leading figure from Standard Chartered says a robust FinTech regulatory framework is crucial to Africa’s financial prospects. Emmanuel DeGroote, Regional Head of Compliance, Africa and Middle East, for Standard Chartered, has argued that a sweeping transformation in the African financial sector has resulted in this need. “As with any technological advancement, the prospects of […]


Kalaam Telecom deploys Ciena WaveLogic Coherent Optics

Kalaam Telecom Group, a leading managed solutions provider for businesses across GCC and international markets, has announced the launch of Kalaam Network Optical Transit (KNOT), a new fibre-optic terrestrial international cable system that enhances regional and international connectivity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The KNOT terrestrial Fibre-optic cable system will span over […]


Arcserve research uncovers links between ransomware and brand loyalty

A report from Arcserve indicates that consumers are likely to avoid conducting business with an organisation that has experienced a cyberattack. It further reveals that consumers will not tolerate ransomware-related service disruptions or security breaches and will turn to a competitor after a single failed transaction or instance of inaccessible information. Arcserve Southern Africa has […]


AI-powered COVID-19 diagnosis service launched for people of determination

Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has joined forces with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Avaya to extend the capabilities of WASEL – its dedicated contact centre service for people of determination – with the addition of automated testing for COVID-19 symptoms for the deaf and hard of hearing. A world […]


Huawei launches its carrier consulting services to create multi-dimensional value

Huawei has announced the launch of its Carrier Consulting Services and 5G Consulting portfolio and practice. Huawei Carrier Consulting Services’ aim is to help carriers to proactively cope with the opportunities and challenges brought by new technologies, business and models, to create and obtain value for customers. With changes to the ICT industry and the […]


38% of South African consumers would disclose their social media activity for government monitoring

Thirty-eight percent (38%) of local consumers say they are happy for the government to monitor social media activity to keep its citizens safe, according to Kaspersky’s latest report, Social credits and security: Embracing the world of ratings. The report reveals people’s perception of social ratings and if they are prepared to be a part of […]


Criminals prey on lack of cybersecurity culture in Africa

A Forrester Consulting study entitled The Rise of Security Culture found that 94% of respondents felt a security culture is essential for business success. It’s also critical for reputation, process, governance, risk and compliance. The question is, how can organisations embed and measure its security culture? The Africa Cybersecurity Culture Conference 2020 hopes to provide […]


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