Latest Westcon-Comstor deal focuses on DNS protection in Africa
EfficientIP claims 87% of organisations have experienced DNS attacks, with the average cost of each attack around €780,000.
Global distributor Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa has signed a new distribution agreement with EfficientIP, a leader in the delivery of DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI) and DNS Security solutions.
The agreement will see the delivery of the security solutions to the distributor’s African channel, alongside its reach in Europe and Asia-Pacific.
According to a recent survey conducted by IDC on behalf of EfficientIP, 87% of organisations experienced DNS attacks, with the average cost of each attack around €780,000.
EfficientIP says this, coupled with the proliferation of technologies such as cloud, IoT devices, and remote working solutions, illustrates DNS's pivotal role in network security, both as a threat vector and security objective.
The continually growing attack surface is not lost on hackers; as a result, there are more cyber threats, with DNS servers becoming a prime target for exploitation.
“Traditional network security solutions today cannot cover all aspects of the DNS threat landscape, leaving major gaps for hackers to exploit. Without a resilient and all-encompassing security interface, companies risk losing access to vital services and assets,” said David Odayar, Business Unit Manager Security Westcon Southern Africa.
According to Westcon-Comstor and EfficientIP the DNS security software market is expected to grow from US$ 1,200.41-million in 2021 to US$ 2,314.56-million by 2028.
This growth is driven in part by the need for businesses to address critical threats to-and pressure on the network. The number of connected devices linked to a business’ enterprise network is increasing and keeping track of those IP addresses can become an overwhelming task.
EfficientIP includes a Network Automation solution, 360° DNS Security solution and DDI service as part of its technology arsenal.
Leonard Dahan, VP WW Channels, EfficientIP, said, "We're thrilled to be working with Westcon-Comstor to expand our footprint in Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific. With Westcon-Comstor operating as our primary distributor in those regions, we are bringing DDI and DNS Security to a new network of channel partners and resellers faster. The company's specialist capabilities across these territories will play an important role in standardising our sales and marketing activities, ensuring high-quality, cohesive operations while further developing our channel ecosystem.”
“This is only the start of an exciting partnership. Following this agreement, we also have plans to build on our relationship with additional support from Westcon-Comstor in the Professional and Education Services space,” said Dahan.