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Exclusive: Networks Africa pens agreement with Proofpoint

By , Africa editor
Africa , 16 Jan 2024
Anton Jacobsz, managing director of Exclusive Networks Africa.
Anton Jacobsz, managing director of Exclusive Networks Africa.

Exclusive Networks Africa, a cyber security specialist for digital infrastructure, has inked a distribution partnership with Proofpoint, a vendor of cyber security and compliance solutions.

The distribution deal will allow Exclusive Networks Africa to market, sell, and support Proofpoint's entire range of security and compliance solutions in several major regions, including East Africa, West Africa, and the Indian Ocean Islands.

According to a joint statement, the agreement allows Exclusive Networks Africa to sell Proofpoint's entire portfolio, which includes the company's Aegis Threat Protection, Identity Threat Defence, and Sigma Information Protection platforms, which thwart threats at the most critical stages of the cybercriminal attack chain.

The statement says Proofpoint's AI and machine learning-powered solutions provide security practitioners with the visibility, flexibility, and depth they need to detect and disrupt sophisticated adversaries across their organisations' attack surfaces.

"Email remains the number one threat vector, with cyber criminals consistently using social engineering attacks to target employees and trick them into falling victim to attacks," says Mark Bennett, senior director channel for Northern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

"Proofpoint safeguards an organisation's most valuable asset and biggest risk: its people. Proofpoint's integrated suite of cloud-based solutions includes a people-centric view, allowing it to instantly detect vulnerable individuals and design a tailored security approach to best safeguard each individual employee across numerous cloud platforms."

Anton Jacobsz, managing director of Exclusive Networks Africa, adds: "Through our partnership with Proofpoint, we have teamed with a professional cybersecurity business that is recognised by Gartner and offers artificial intelligence and machine learning.”

Bennett says: "This extended collaboration with Exclusive Networks delivers cyber security protection that meets the needs of all organisations facing today's fast-evolving threat landscape and further enforces Proofpoint's commitment to its channel business in Africa and across EMEA as a whole."

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