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Digital Defense expands reach into UK, SA with Private Protocol partnership

New MSP partnership gives Private Protocol customers access to a powerful vulnerability management and threat assessment solution.

Johannesburg, 20 Jul 2021
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Digital Defense, by HelpSystems, a leader in vulnerability management and threat assessment solutions, today announced it has entered into a managed service provider (MSP) agreement with data security specialist Private Protocol.

With offices in Mauritius, South Africa and the United Kingdom, Private Protocol offers data protection and IT security solutions that prevent data leakage and improve overall data security. The partnership will allow Private Protocol to expand its cyber security portfolio by offering and implementing Digital Defense’s Frontline vulnerability management and threat assessment solutions, taking the company from a data and access security solutions provider to a complete IT security company with an expanded security product line. Partnering with Private Protocol allows Digital Defense to further expand its international reach into the UK and South Africa regions, helping companies of all sizes better protect their data and IT infrastructure from cyber attacks. 

“We’re excited to be a strategic partner of Private Protocol and assist in helping to expand their security offerings and deliver proof of value to their customers. This partnership also allows us to help more businesses in need of the fundamental building blocks of a strong cyber security program. A powerful, easy-to-use vulnerability management solution is key to raising the security maturity of any organisation,” said Mark Bell, managing director, Digital Defense.

The Digital Defense MSP Partner Program, along with Digital Defense’s cloud-native SaaS platform, Frontline.Cloud, supports the growing trend of clients procuring security as a service from MSPs and creates actionable opportunity for MSP, MSSP (managed security service providers) and MDR (managed detection and response) partners to help more clients in the rapidly growing market. Private Protocol and other MSP partners of Digital Defense can expect flexible billing cycles that align to monthly recurring revenue (MRR) business models, self-provisioning capabilities and procurement directly or through cloud marketplaces (including AWS, Azure, Oracle and Google), and rapid monetisation, making it easier to sell the kinds of security products that customers want today.

“Vulnerability management is a key component to a strong cyber security program and our new partnership with Digital Defense will provide us with access to powerful vulnerability management and threat assessment solutions that will further assist organisations with their cyber security strategies,” said Sean Glansbeek, CEO, Private Protocol. “We’re excited to be able to offer the Frontline.Cloud solutions to our customers, and to benefit from both a partner and a solution that's easy to work with.”

For more information about Digital Defense’s partner programs or to become a partner, visit:

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Private Protocol Sales (+27) 10 100 37288
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