Russian cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky has initiated a partnership with DataGroupIT to gain access to new markets in Nigeria and Ghana. The partnership between the two cybersecurity firms will help Kaspersky enhance its rapidly expanding footprint in Africa as well as empower customers to leverage the firm’s knowledge, market intelligence, and highly skilled cybersecurity professionals with local market support.
Lehan van den Heever, Kaspersky’s Enterprise Cyber Security Advisor in Africa, stated that West Africa is steadily becoming a major focus for their firm and this agreement with DataGroupIT will see them attain a presence in this region across new verticals whilst helping its existing as well as new customers build their cybersecurity strategy. The partnership also enables Kaspersky to work with major regulators to enhance the digital protection threshold in Africa.
Commenting on DataGroupIT, Mr. Lehan said that the partner firm is a well-known distributor in Africa with key focus on generating targeted business growth, particularly in the enterprise segment. DataGroupIT also has the capacity to support Kaspersky’s business logistically and deliver valuable technical expertise on their firm’s offered solutions.
For the uninitiated, DataGroupIT has over 1,000 clients in more than 15 Sub-Saharan African countries, with its teams delivering exceptional pre-sale, sales, marketing, logistic, and financial support.
Remarking on the partnership, Amir Shtarkman, Vice President, Business Development, DataGroupIT, stated that their partnership with Kaspersky comes as an excellent fit for growing its product portfolio and '6 pillar model'.
Shtarkman added that the partnership will enable customers across the region to comprehend the benefits of cybersecurity, particularly endpoint protection and cyber intelligence. Their company has profound expertise in the cybersecurity market of Africa, and is looking forward to expanding its business with this partnership.
Notably, following its partnership with DataGroupIT, Kaspersky is contemplating on replicating the success it has observed in other African regions.