International awards programme names Nucleus Cyber as Access Management Solution of the Year

Bianca Dafel – Privacy On The Go

Johannesburg, 22 Oct 2019
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As Privacy On the Go, we are proud to be the distributor in the Africa region of Nucleus Cyber.

Nucleus Cyber, the intelligent data-centric security company for the modern workplace, announced this month that NC Protect has received the “Access Management Solution of the Year” award from CyberSecurity Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organisation that recognises the top companies, technologies and products in the global information security market.

NC Protect provides dynamic, granular, data-centric security and governance that leverages and enhances an organisation’s existing infrastructure investments. NC Protect is content and context aware to automatically find, classify and secure unstructured and ad hoc data on-premises, in the cloud and in hybrid environments. The platform protects against insider threats, including data loss, sensitive data misuse and unauthorised file access, enabling enterprises to collaborate securely.

“Insider threats continue to be a blind spot for many enterprises. NC Protect offers a centralised and cost-effective, data-centric security solution to protect against malicious and negligent users, as well as ensure compliance with regulatory and corporate policies,” said Kurt Mueffelmann, CEO, Nucleus Cyber. 

“NC Protect takes an organisation’s data access and security policies and enforces them for each and every user and device. It is completely transparent to the end-user for a seamless security and user experience that encourages adoption of IT-sanctioned tools to reduce shadow IT. 

NC Protect is a powerful platform and Nucleus Cyber is proud to receive the 2019 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award.”

The CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards honour excellence and recognise the innovation, hard work and success in a range of information security categories, including cloud security, threat detection, risk management, fraud prevention, mobile security, e-mail security and more. This year’s programme attracted more than 3 500 nominations from over 15 different countries.

“Organisations have sensitive data spread across on-premises and cloud-based platforms, presenting a major challenge for IT to ensure data integrity, security and compliance,” said James Johnson, managing director, CyberSecurity Breakthrough. 

“NC Protect offers a ‘breakthrough’ solution that empowers organisations with a comprehensive tool to achieve compliance with regulatory and corporate policies, as well as protect against data loss, misuse, unauthorised access and simple human error, to mitigate risk. Congratulations to Nucleus Cyber on its well-deserved 2019 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award designation.”

Nucleus Cyber was created to ensure secure collaboration is at the core of the modern workplace. Nucleus Cyber provides effective, intelligent data-centric security that minimises data loss and misuse across entire organisations, enabling them to protect against inside threats from data loss, sensitive data misuse, unauthorised file access and corporate espionage. With NC Protect, organisations enforce compliance and data security policies for privacy and confidentiality, intellectual property and trade secret protection, data loss prevention, enterprise social communications, PII and PCI compliance, HIPAA requirements, APRA CPS 234, GDPR and other governance factors.

NC Protect is fully integrated with Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, Dropbox, files shares and more. It works natively with Microsoft products to restrict the use of certain Microsoft functionality, including elements of the SharePoint user interface, an application’s method for viewing files, and encryption or restriction of attachments sent through Exchange Email. NC Protect can also apply dynamic, custom watermarks to editable and read-only Microsoft Office files for auditing and security purposes. It requires no additional client-side application, reducing IT overhead and the risks involved in implementing new cloud services or BYOD policies.

Nucleus Cyber

Nucleus Cyber is the intelligent data-centric security solution for the modern workplace providing dynamic, granular information protection that leverages existing infrastructure investments. The NC Protect platform dynamically adjusts file access and protections based on real-time comparison of user context and file content to enforce data governance and security policies for more secure collaboration. It minimizes data loss and misuse risk for a wide range of digital environments including SharePoint, Office 365, Teams, Yammer, Dropbox and file shares. For more information visit or follow @nucleuscyber.

CyberSecurity Breakthrough

Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in information security and cybersecurity technology companies, products and people. The CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough information security companies and products in categories including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Web and Email Security, UTM, Firewall and more. For more information visit

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Sales Director Bianca Dafel (+27) 82 449 5282
VP of Marketing Irena Mroz (+1) 508 523 9063
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