Check Point and DCC partner for SA and SADC channel

Issue 2 2022 News

Check Point Software Technologies has appointed Drive Control Corporation (DCC) as its official distributor for South Africa and the SADC region. The appointment will see DCC distributing Check Point’s complete range of security solutions which focus on cloud and on-premises security.


Fred Mitchell.

DCC and Check Point’s partnership represents the distributor’s established reputation that sees it providing consistent and excellent service delivery and resultant value-add to its reseller partners.

The appointment also falls in line with DCC’s current go-to-market strategy, which sees the distributor partnering with vendors that offer globally renowned products that meet the immediate needs of channel partners, particularly those playing in the medium business to corporate space.

“More often than not, the data breaches that we hear about occur at large businesses or global organisations. But the reality is that small and mid-size businesses are at greater risk. More small to mid-size businesses are fast becoming aware of cybercrime, they are not immune,” says Vincent Mabaso, distribution lead – Africa at Check Point.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has made small businesses more vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks, increased remote working and use of contactless payment methods have given attackers new opportunities to target. The biggest and most common cybersecurity threats that small businesses face today are: phishing attacks, malware attacks, ransomware, weak passwords and insider threats.

“Drive Control Corporation offers us increased footprint across our territory, providing access to new customers. We have significantly more presence, covering far more ground in the SADC region, bringing the most needed coverage for Check Point,” explains Mabaso. “Ease of business; easier deal bookings with partners, willingness to accept payment in local currencies, reducing effect of FX volatility on our business. This has been a great challenge for most Check Point partners and Drive Control Corporation will be a game changer in SADC.

“Our aim is to proactively develop Check Point’s channel coverage; fostering partnerships with important resellers at all levels – from SMB to enterprise – ensuring that the company’s comprehensive suite of security products reach end users that require robust solutions in a time when security attacks are becoming sophisticated and downright detrimental,” says Fred Mitchell, division manager DCC.




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