Vodacom partners with BlackFog to provide cybersecurity solutions to its customers
Vodacom Business has entered into a new partnership with BlackFog to provide cybersecurity and privacy solutions to it’s more than 43 million customrs.
Through this partnership, Vodacom seeks to ensure that its customers have the best of breed solution available to protect them from today’s increasingly sophisticated online threats.
BlackFog provides on-device data privacy and fileless cybersecurity, crucial in today’s threat landscape as 77 per cent of cyber-attacks are reported to be fileless and 10x more likely to succeed. BlackFog consists of 12 layers of defense against ransomware, spyware, malware, phishing and unauthorized data collection and profiling.
“BlackFog’s unique approach to cybersecurity and data loss using outbound data protection was an important part of the decision process. We are excited to offer this solution to our customers.” Vodacom Executive Head for Cyber Security, Sunjay Ramessur said.
Dr Darren Williams, CEO of BlackFog said: “BlackFog is excited to partner with Vodacom to bring data privacy and cybersecurity protection to its customers across all mobile and desktop platforms. Today’s cyber-attacks are more sophisticated than ever, and we know that Hackers will always find a way into the network. Whereas most solutions focus on trying to stop an attacker from getting in or after they have already done damage, we focus on prevention. By preventing data loss, data profiling and data collection, we can detect attacks in real-time, stopping threats and preventing them from stealing data.”
With 2017 research reporting that over 95 per cent of African businesses are operating below what is known as the ‘cyber-security poverty line’, Africa is becoming a target for cyber-criminals. As a result, cybersecurity and privacy are critical issues for their customers.