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Personal details of 24 million South Africans may have been hacked after attack on credit bureau

South Africa has just been hit by one of the largest-ever data breaches after Experian, one of the country’s biggest credit bureaus, was hacked. Experian said the personal information details of as many as 24 million South Africans, and nearly 800,000 business were compromised. These records were “exposed to a suspected fraudster”. Experian has reported […]


Mindware signs distribution agreement with Keysight Technologies

Mindware, regional value-added distributor (VAD), has signed a distribution agreement with Keysight Technologies, a technology provider that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. In terms of the agreement, Mindware will offer Keysight’s network applications and security group’s entire portfolio of network testing, visibility and security solutions through […]


Kodak Alaris to host a series of webinars on COVID-19 impact on businesses

Digital imaging and information capture solutions vendor Kodak Alaris, has announced that it will host a series of dynamic webinars from August through to October 2020 for organisations in the Middle East, Turkey, Africa and Russia (METAR) region. The first of the five free webinars, entitled ‘COVID-19: Impact, Trends, and The Way Forward’ will take […]


Standard Chartered and Airtel Africa form partnership to drive financial inclusion across Africa

Standard Chartered Bank and Airtel Africa have announced a strategic collaboration to drive financial inclusion across key markets in Africa by providing customers with increased access to mobile financial services. Through the collaboration, Standard Chartered and Airtel Africa will work together to co-create new, innovative products aimed at enhancing the accessibility of financial services and […]


Kaspersky report: DDOS attacks tripled year-on-year in Q2 2020

Cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky has revealed its Q2 2020 DDoS attacks report, which indicates that the number of DDoS attacks in the second quarter of 2020 increased three-fold in comparison to Q2 2019. The figure is almost the same as the number of DDoS attacks in Q1 2020 and Kaspersky experts believe the rise in malicious […]


Pure Storage and Cohesity forge strategic partnership to deliver rapid recovery at scale

Pure Storage, an IT pioneer that delivers storage As-a-Service in a multi-cloud world and Cohesity, a data management company that radically simplifies the way organisations back up, manage and derive value from data, have announced a strategic partnership that brings to market Pure FlashRecover, powered by Cohesity. The latest offering is the industry’s first modern, […]


New Dell Latitude Chromebook Enterprise targets businesses that have embraced work from anywhere model

Tech giant Dell Technologies has said the latest Latitude Chromebook Enterprise enriches the employee experience with sleek, compact design and innovative productivity features with first 4K panel with Low Blue Light technology. According to the vendor, companies can easily secure, deploy and manage Latitude Chromebooks from virtually anywhere, supporting their employees wherever they work. Chrome […]


Riverbed cloud-based Application Acceleration Solutions to boost Microsoft collaboration

Riverbed has announced it is adding new cloud-based offerings into its arsenal of Riverbed Application Acceleration Solutions, all specifically built to help significantly accelerate and provide a consistent user experience for leading Microsoft collaboration, productivity and video streaming applications. The announcement comes as companies continue to provide broader flexibility for employees to work from anywhere […]


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, […]


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