Kaspersky reinforces its West Africa presence

Kaspersky reinforces its West Africa presence

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, has further strengthened its footprint in West Africa by partnering with ICT distributor DataGroup IT, who will help with penetration in new markets such as Ghana and Nigeria.

The strengthening of its footprint in West Africa sees Kaspersky join a long list of  ICT solutions providers who work with DataGroup IT, which has over 1000 clients overall across Sub-Saharan Africa.

In a statement, Lehan van den Heever, Enterprise Cyber Security Advisor for Kaspersky in Africa, said, “DataGroupIT is a well-known distributor in Africa with a clear value-add when it comes to generating focused business growth, especially in the enterprise segment. It also has the capacity to support the Kaspersky business logistically and provide valuable technical expertise on Kaspersky solutions.”

The partnership between the two organisations will further enhance Kaspersky’s rapidly expanding footprint in Africa.

“West Africa is becoming a major focus for Kaspersky. The agreement with DataGroupIT will see Kaspersky gain access to new verticals in this region while helping new and existing customers build their cybersecurity strategy. It also puts Kaspersky in a position to work with major regulators to elevate the digital protection threshold across the region,” added van den Heever. 

Also commenting, Amir Shtarkman, VP Business Development at DataGroupIT said, “Our partnership with Kaspersky is an excellent fit for our growing product portfolio. Kaspersky’s offerings will enable our customers across the region to realise the benefits of cybersecurity and, in particular, endpoint protection and cyber intelligence.”

With the DataGroupIT partnership in place, Kaspersky plans to replicate the success it has observed in other African regions. 

Through the partnership, Kaspersky will help move the maturity of cyber defence tools and processes in West Africa to a new level at a time when organisations and consumers are adapting to a new distributed working environment that creates the potential for additional cyber risk.