Cyberoam ties up with Dimension Data Polokwane as its platinum partner for South Africa
South Africa, 3rd February 2015
Cyberoam, a leading global provider of network security appliances, today announced the appointment of Dimension Data Polokwane, as its Platinum Partner for South Africa. This partnership is line with the company’s recent expansion activities in the region.
South African security market has been poised to grow at a projected annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.6 per cent over the next five years. Similar to most other regions in the world, businesses in South Africa have also begun to prioritise IT security budgets to secure their headquarters, data centers and distributed branch networks. Businesses of all sizes including SMBs and enterprises are becoming security aware as network security is now directly related to growth and compliance regulations. In addition to this increased acceptance of newer technologies like cloud and virtualization along with rising interest in open networks and BYOD is supporting the growing demand for enterprise network/IT security.
Cyberoam along with Dimension Data expects to capitalize on this revved-up demand. Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. They are a Leader for the fourth consecutive year in the 2014 edition, Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Communications Outsourcing and Professional Services. Their sustained positioning in the Leaders quadrant shows the continued trust clients have on their services.
Commenting on the collaboration with Dimension Data Polokwane, Adrian Anema, Country Manager – South Africa, Cyberoam said, “South African market has been one of the regions of major focus for Cyberoam. Over the recent past Cyberoam has also appointed local channel manager and presales manager for dedicated focus on expansion in the region. Cyberoam also has centrally located offices which are geared to intensify the company’s focus on operational excellence while positioning it as a company that offers strong security while meeting business needs like none.”
“With the growing emphasis businesses have towards imbibing newer technologies, security often becomes a bottleneck. The need for future ready solution exists that would evolve along with the technologies and threat landscape,” said Mr. Adrian. He added, “Dimension Data has local presence in more than 50 countries across 5 continents, ensuring a wide reach. Having local experience, they possess a stable yet agile technology estate – one that sets businesses to embrace business change with confidence, hence with this collaboration we hope to empower South African enterprises, helping them achieve transformation and derive true value for network security investments.”
The alliance with Dimension Data will strengthen Cyberoam’s hold in the region, which is extensively investing in expansion of network infrastructure. Dimension Data’s wide array of solutions include IT services encompassing consulting, professional, support, managed, procurement and supply chain and IT outsourcing services. It also optimises the performance and availability of the unified communications and collaboration tools that run on it – including desktop and contact centre technologies. In addition to these, alliance with Cyberoam, will enable them to expand their portfolio of Next-Generation Firewalls and Unified Threat Management appliances.
Mr. Theo Van Der Wath – Regional Sales Manager – Limpopo, Dimension Data, pointed that “There is remarkable shift in IT strategies of companies; earlier IT security was an afterthought, now it is at its core. We are an organisation who enable our clients to respond to today’s challenges, with targeted, pertinent services and IT solutions. Hence, for us it is a huge opportunity and with Cyberoam we will be best placed to offer advance ICT solutions with next-generation and proven enterprise security offerings. Cyberoam’s proven post-sales support should further improve our odds against the competition, and we see the alliance as a vital part of our efforts towards ensuring full customer satisfaction.”
With presence in more than 125+ countries worldwide, Cyberoam is a network security vendor that specifically caters to a critical need of organizations – identifying users in the network – which gives it an edge in the network security market across the globe. Recognised as leading innovator in the network security market, Cyberoam’s comprehensive security solutions successfully empower businesses across all verticals.
About Cyberoam Technologies Private Limited
Cyberoam Technologies, a Sophos Company, is a global Network Security appliances provider, offering future-ready security solutions to physical and virtual networks in organizations with its Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) and Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances. The virtual and hardware Cyberoam Central Console appliances offer Centralized Security Management options to organizations, while Cyberoam iView allows intelligent logging and reporting with one-of-their-kind, in-depth reports. Cyberoam is accredited with prestigious global standards and certifications like EAL4+, CheckMark UTM Level 5 Certification, ICSA Labs, IPv6 Gold logo, and is a member of the Virtual Private Network Consortium. For more information, please visit www.cyberoam.com
About Dimension Data
Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. They have operations over 58 countries, over 23,000 employees and over 6,000 clients. For more information, please visit www.dimensiondata.com