Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 55 - Page 30

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WESTCON-COMSTOR ADDS EFFICIENTIP SOLUTION TO ITS DISTRIBUTION PORTFOLIO IN AFRICA

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa , a leading global distributor , has announced it has signed a new distribution agreement with EfficientIP , a leader in the delivery of DNS , DHCP and IP address management ( DDI ) and DNS Security solutions .

The agreement will see the delivery of the security solutions to the distributor ’ s African channel , alongside its reach in Europe and Asia-Pacific .
According to a recent survey conducted by IDC on behalf of EfficientIP , 87 % of organisations experienced DNS attacks , with the average cost of each attack around € 780,000 . This , coupled with the proliferation of technologies such as cloud , IoT devices and remote working solutions , illustrates DNS ’ s pivotal role in network security , both as a threat vector and security objective . The continually growing attack surface is not lost on hackers . As a result , there are more cyber threats , with DNS servers becoming a prime target for exploitation .
“ Traditional network security solutions cannot cover all aspects of the DNS threat landscape , leaving major gaps for hackers to exploit . Without a resilient and allencompassing security interface , companies risk losing access to vital services and assets ,” said David Odayar , Business Unit Manager Security , Westcon Southern Africa .
“ EfficientIP ’ s 360 ° DNS Security solution fills the gaps left by taking a holistic approach to DNS Security . The solution tracks attacker behaviour in real-time and provides immediate alerts to protect mission-critical services . It ’ s a great addition to the Westcon security portfolio .”
The DNS security software market is expected to grow from US $ 1.2million in 2021 to US $ 2.3 million by 2028 . For network admins , the increase in IoT devices , move to the cloud , and hybrid working all throw up some critical threats and pressure on the network .
As the number of connected devices on a business ’ s enterprise network
David Odayar , Business Unit Manager Security , Westcon Southern Africa increases , keeping track of those IP addresses can become an overwhelming task . With EfficientIP ’ s network automation solution , a client can increase productivity , improve risk mitigation and facilitate a better time to market , which are all critical to staying dynamic .
EfficientIP ’ s DDI service allows network admins to streamline security processes , removing much of the complexity involved in protecting the network . In addition , its 360 ° DNS Security solution offers a specialised layer of in-depth defence to secure businesses from external and internal DNS threats .
“ We ’ re thrilled to be working with Westcon-Comstor to expand our footprint in Europe , Africa and Asia-Pacific . With Westcon-Comstor operating as our primary distributor in those regions , we are bringing DDI and DNS Security to a new network of channel partners and resellers faster ,” said Leonard Dahan , VP WW Channels , EfficientIP .
The company ’ s specialist capabilities across these territories will play an important role in standardising our sales and marketing activities , ensuring high-quality , cohesive operations while further developing our channel ecosystem .”
“ This is only the start of an exciting partnership . Following this agreement , we also have plans to build on our relationship with additional support from Westcon- Comstor in the Professional and Education Services space ,” said Dahan . •
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