Westcon-Comstor partners EfficientIP to deliver DNS protection in Africa

Westcon-Comstor partners EfficientIP to deliver DNS protection in Africa
David Odayar Security and NGS Business Lead at Westcon-Comstor

Technology distributor Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa, has announced it has signed a new distribution agreement with EfficientIP, a specialist 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, nearly 90% of organisations (87%) experienced DNS attacks, with the average cost of each attack around €780,000. 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.  

David Odayar, Business Unit Manager Security Westcon Southern Africa said, “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. EfficientIP’s 360° DNS Security solution fills the gaps left by taking a holistic approach to DNS security. The solution tracks attacker behaviour in real-time and provides immediate alerts to protect mission-critical services. It’s a great addition to the Westcon security portfolio.” 

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, according to a report by The Insight Partners. For network admins, the increase in IoT devices, move to the cloud, and hybrid working all throw up some critical threats and pressure on the network. As the number of connected devices on a business’s enterprise network increases, keeping track of those IP addresses can become an overwhelming task.

With EfficientIP’s Network Automation solution, a client can increase productivity, improve risk mitigation and facilitate a better time to market, which are all critical to staying dynamic. 

EfficientIP’s DDI service allows network admins to streamline security processes, removing much of the complexity involved in protecting the network. In addition, its 360° DNS Security solution offers a specialised layer of in-depth defence to secure businesses from external and internal DNS threats.  

“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,” said Leonard Dahan, VP WW Channels, EfficientIP.  

“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,” concluded Dahan.