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McAfee names Datacentrix as Commercial Partner of the Year for 2018


Johannesburg, 15 May 2019
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Trevor Coetzee, regional director for sub-Saharan Africa at McAfee (right), congratulates Wayne Olsen, security business unit manager at Datacentrix, on the company's recent win.
Trevor Coetzee, regional director for sub-Saharan Africa at McAfee (right), congratulates Wayne Olsen, security business unit manager at Datacentrix, on the company's recent win.

High performing and secure ICT solutions provider, Datacentrix, was recently named as the Commercial Partner of the Year 2018 for device-to-cloud cyber security company, McAfee.

The award was presented to Datacentrix based on its contribution to McAfee's local bottom line, which was around 20%, according to Wayne Olsen, security business unit manager at Datacentrix.

"As a certified Platinum Partner, which is the highest tier of McAfee partner accreditation, Datacentrix has already proven that it has the right, certified engineers, consultants, support staff and sales people in place, and an expert knowledge of the McAfee products and technology suites," explains Trevor Coetzee, regional director for sub-Saharan Africa at McAfee. "By assisting McAfee with such excellent growth in the local commercial market, Datacentrix has also shown that it continues to focus on this relationship as a strategic partnership, while remaining cognisant of excellent customer results."

Olsen continues: "The past year has shown, in particular, that Datacentrix's service-centric approach is paying off, as more and more clients move away from traditional box-drop vendors to find a solutions-dedicated partner.

"Cloud security is a key focus area at Datacentrix, as we see increasing numbers of South African companies looking to move fully to cloud or hybrid-cloud environments. We are consistently developing solutions that will enable us to ensure client data is protected, no matter where it resides within the cloud.

"The McAfee partnership has always been an important one for Datacentrix," Olsen states. "We will continue to invest in this relationship, as part of our commitment to delivering solutions that address the risks businesses face in the dynamic cyber security world."

Olsen adds that, over 2019, Datacentrix will intensify its investment in artificial intelligence (AI) technology for the cyber security space. "The speed and frequency of today's cyber attacks is extremely high, and as computing power far surpasses a human's ability to spot and identify attacks, this move will bolster our ability to respond to and remediate against such incidents."

Datacentrix

Datacentrix provides leading ICT integration services and solutions to South African organisations, ensuring their success and sustainability into the digital age. The company's approach is to partner with its customers, equipping them with valuable insight and helping to align their ICT undertakings with their business strategy.

Datacentrix offers a deeply specialised skills component and is endorsed by the world's foremost technology partners. The company is recognised for its agility, in-depth industry knowledge, proven capability and strong overall performance.

Datacentrix is a level one (AAA) B-BBEE contributor, with 135% procurement recognition. For more information, please visit www.datacentrix.co.za.

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