Pinnacle partners with Cibecs to beef up endpoint data protection offering

Johannesburg, 25 Nov 2016
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Pinnacle, a member of the JSE listed Pinnacle Holdings, and one of Africa's largest providers of ICT, has partnered with South African-based software company Cibecs, to offer its customers and partners industry-leading end-user data backup and protection.

Cibecs, developed in South Africa, with a large global customer and partner base, is a complete endpoint data protection solution for business, with multiple cost-savings and operational benefits.

In today's distributed business environment, Pinnacle recognises that end-user data backup and protection is one of the most vital business necessities. With South African legislation such as The Protection of Personal Information Act putting huge financial and legal consequences on companies that don't effectively protect their data, Pinnacle can now offer this world-class solution across its partner and customer network, enabling them to secure their business data, ensure compliance and drive down their overhead costs.

As a prominent distributor of new and advanced technologies that are superior in performance and reliability, Pinnacle selected to partner with Cibecs so it could offer its partners and customers more than just a tactical endpoint backup product. Cibecs equips business IT with both secure and automated end-user data backup as well as complete data loss prevention (DLP) in a single solution. These integrated DLP features include local file encryption, geolocation of devices and the ability to remotely wipe data from a lost or stolen device, meaning business data on laptops and desktops is completely secure and protected.

The Cibecs product capabilities extend to massive operational benefits for the Pinnacle customer and partner network, and will assist them in streamlining their IT operations and driving down support costs and IT overheads. With Cibecs, IT can easily migrate backed up users to new operating systems or hardware, have more control over storage and bandwidth costs, and simplify and speed-up data recovery in the event of loss. The software is also easy to deploy, implement and centrally manage - making roll-out simple and meaning it can be easily scaled across multiple users and locations.

"Pinnacle is excited to welcome Cibecs into the Pinnacle family, and we look forward to offering partners and customers a product that has extensive operational benefit," says Evette Wessels of Pinnacle.

If you are a Pinnacle partner and would like to know more about Cibecs, please contact Helen Vermij on (011) 265 3353 or

To watch a full Cibecs demonstration click here


Built on the foundation of entrepreneurial spirit, Pinnacle is South Africa's leading ICT distribution company. Pinnacle offers a broad range of world-class technology products seamlessly delivered across an expansive footprint. Everything the company does is underpinned by its technical expertise, drive and determination - Pinnacle calls it delivering the exceptional.

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