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Arcserve, Sophos strategic alliance offers South African businesses comprehensive data security, protection from cyber attacks


Johannesburg, 21 Feb 2020
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Byron Horn-Botha, Lead: Arcserve Southern Africa Channel and Partnerships
Byron Horn-Botha, Lead: Arcserve Southern Africa Channel and Partnerships

Arcserve Southern Africa has revealed that the global alliance* between Arcserve, the world’s most experienced data protection provider, and Sophos, a leader in network and endpoint security, holds great significance for the South African market.

“Through this collaboration, organisations can now employ the only market solution that integrates anti-ransomware and other threat prevention technologies, such as deep learning AI for both known and unknown malware, and award-winning disaster recovery and high availability capabilities for prevention against data loss. Together, the new solution delivers a multi-layered approach to prevent, protect and immunise backup data from cyber attacks, says Byron Horn-Botha, Lead: Arcserve Southern Africa Channel and Partnerships.

A report issued by Cybersecurity Ventures** predicts the global cost of ransomware will reach US$6 trillion by 2021, with an attack on businesses every 14 seconds by the end of this year. “With cyber criminals continuously taking advantage of enterprises to turn profits, this alliance will provide businesses with a two-pronged approach to cyber readiness and IT resilience. By combining both cyber security and data protection capabilities into a single offering, companies will have a comprehensive solution that fully covers all their infrastructure needs,” Horn-Botha adds.

The joint solution will be delivered via Arcserve’s award-winning Appliance Series, the only turnkey self-contained appliances for disaster recovery and application availability. Powered by Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP), the Arcserve Appliance Series combines flash-accelerated deduplicated storage, robust server processing and high-speed networking with highly redundant hardware and cloud services.

“Increasingly, cyber criminals are targeting backup systems as a way to increase the odds that compromised businesses will make a ransom payment. Having dedicated protection from both malware and the latest exploits ensures the backup data will stand strong against the most advanced threats,” says Francois Depayras, Sophos vice-president of OEM sales and alliances. “Sophos Intercept X for Server provides anti-ransomware, anti-exploit and deep learning technology to provide the highest level of protection. This makes the Arcserve Appliance the most secure solution available in the market.”

Oussama El-Hilali, CTO for Arcserve, says too many organisations are being forced to have the ‘how do we pay ransom’ conversation. “We saw a market gap that needed to be filled, and Sophos was the natural fit. We know data protection and they know cyber security. As threats become more difficult to combat, this alliance is transformative in the industry, taking our cyber protection to the next level and providing partners with the opportunity to educate customers on the unique benefits of an integrated, two-pronged defence against cyber crime.”

Arcserve Appliances integrate Sophos Intercept X Advanced for Server, award-winning endpoint protection with artificial intelligence, delivering a comprehensive protect-in-depth approach to accelerate data, system and application resiliency. 

https://www.arcserve.com/press-releases/arcserve-and-sophos-announce-a-strategic-alliance-to-offer-all-in-one-data-security-and-protection-from-cyber-attacks/

** https://cybersecurityventures.com/cybercrime-damages-6-trillion-by-2021/


Arcserve Southern Africa

Arcserve Southern Africa is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and is the sole sub-Saharan Africa representative of US global corporation, Arcserve, a leading provider of data protection and recovery software. Arcserve provides a comprehensive solution for virtual and physical environments, on premise or in the cloud, backed by unsurpassed support and expertise. Arcserve’s new unified architecture, Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP), drives a full range of highly efficient and integrated data protection capabilities through a simple, web-based user console.

Arcserve Southern Africa territories include: South Africa; Nigeria; East Africa and the South African Development Community (SADC).

For further information: www.arcserve.com

Sophos

As a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos protects more than 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today's most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs - a global threat intelligence and data science team - Sophos' cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions secure endpoints (laptops, servers and mobile devices) and networks against evolving cybercriminal tactics and techniques, including automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more. The award-winning Sophos Central cloud-based platform integrates Sophos' entire portfolio of best-of-breed products, from the Intercept X endpoint solution to the XG Firewall, into a single system called Synchronized Security. Sophos products are exclusively available through a global channel of more than 53,000 partners and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Sophos also makes its innovative commercial technologies available to consumers via Sophos Home. The company is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.” More information is available at www.sophos.com.

Arcserve

Arcserve is a leading provider of data protection and recovery software that provides organizations with the assurance that they can recover their data and applications when needed. Founded in 1990, Arcserve provides a comprehensive solution for virtual and physical environments, on premise or in the cloud, backed by unsurpassed support and expertise. Our new unified architecture, Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP), drives a full range of highly efficient and integrated data protection capabilities through a simple, web-based user console. Arcserve has an active customer base of 43,000 end users in more than 50 countries. The company partners with over 7,500 distributors, resellers and service providers around the world. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with offices around the world. Visit www.arcserve.com

Editorial contacts
Blain Communications Deirdre Blain (+27) 83 230 5522 blain@iafrica.com
Lead: Arcserve Southern Africa Technical Driaan Odendaal (+27) 11 417 8680 DriaanOdendaal@arcserve.com
Lead: Arcserve Southern Africa Channel and Partnerships Byron Horn-Botha (+27) 11 417 8641 Byron.Horn-Botha@arcserve.com
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