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Altron Arrow expands ESC reach with new OPSWAT agreement


Johannesburg, 30 Jun 2021
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Global technology provider Arrow Electronics has signed a pan-European distribution agreement with global cyber security company OPSWAT to offer its MetaDefender and MetaAccess cyber security suite of critical infrastructure protection products. The solutions offer customers malware protection and detection capabilities within an organisation’s existing IT solutions and infrastructure, as well as the ability to help ensure that the network connection and the endpoint device is visible, allowed or blocked appropriately in line with threats.

Cyber attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and able to evade traditional signature-based and behaviour-based anti-malware defences; as a result, there is a greater need for increased security to beat zero-day attacks and malware. In addition, organisations are faced with an increasing level of unknown devices accessing critical infrastructure. Employees, customers, contractors, guests, suppliers and their devices are all potential threats to the security of infrastructure, but over-zealous protection must not inhibit business productivity.

“The agreement between Arrow and OPSWAT means that customers can be safe in the knowledge that vulnerabilities – even those unknown to them, are taken care of,” said Alessandro Porro, vice-president, global channels at OPSWAT. “There are an increasing number of weaknesses across critical infrastructure within organisations and vulnerabilities are often found where least expected. OPSWAT’s suite of cyber security products can handle common attack vectors so that stakeholders' personal information and an organisation’s intellectual and critical infrastructure property remains intact.”

“We are really excited with this new OPSWAT agreement as it strengthens our cyber security offering immensely,” says Gyula Wendler, senior manager engineering at Altron Arrow South Africa. “As OPSWAT is a leading supplier of critical infrastructure protection solutions, this allows us to not only offer cyber security solutions to the ICT market, but also to our traditional customers in the manufacturing environment which focus on market verticals such as government, utilities and other.”

For more information, get in touch with Gyula Wendler on gwendler@arrow.altech.co.za.

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