Exclusive Networks Africa partners with HCLSoftware

January 2024 News & Events, Information Security

Exclusive Networks Africa has secured an agreement with HCLSoftware, the software business division of HCLTech, which will see the cybersecurity specialist for digital infrastructure add the HCLBigFix endpoint management platform to its existing cybersecurity offering.

According to Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director of Exclusive Networks Africa, the agreement came about due to HCLSoftware’s requirement for a distribution partner with extensive reach into the African continent.

“Exclusive Networks Africa’s local footprint, which spans South Africa, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and Indian Ocean Islands, as well as both West and East Africa, was especially attractive to HCLSoftware due to the company’s focus on local market penetration.”

Says Pravesh Gosain, Associate Product Management Director - HCLSoftware Intelligent Automation Cloud, “In today’s complex, hyper-connected and dynamic technology landscape, it is important for companies to harness the power of digital transformation, data, security and artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver excellence at scale and speed.”

“With its rapid adoption of digital transformation projects, HCLSoftware has identified Africa as one of the focal areas for growth across many of its solution verticals, including Digital Workplace and Enterprise Security, prioritising digital experience, cybersecurity and ensuring personal data protection.”

A centralised approach

“The addition of intelligence-driven automation and cyber-focused security to remote endpoints has become necessary in our digital world,” Gosain continues, “as has governing your entire enterprise infrastructure with automated workflows, connectors, data sources and end-to-end monitoring, to align with the digital transformation strategy of an organisation.”

HCL BigFix provides a unified architecture leveraging AI technology to effectively manage and ensure compliance of all servers, desktops and mobile devices, whether in the office, at home or in the cloud. It streamlines management processes, reduces operating costs and enhances endpoint security across nearly 100 operating system versions. For this reason, BigFix is used across all industries globally.

“Aligning with Exclusive Networks Africa is critical to HCL BigFix’s growth on the continent,” he comments. “With dedicated regional resources across the continent, Exclusive Networks Africa can stay connected to market demands via its vast local partner networks, continually helping customers accelerate toward a trusted, more secure digital world. Particular focus will be given to the region's financial, manufacturing, retail, telecommunication and government sectors.

“Exclusive Networks Africa is also a distribution partner of exposure management company Tenable. This is important, as HCL BigFix is fully integrated with Tenable out of the box, meaning that our customers have the added benefit of a single touchpoint for two leading, complementary solutions. The HCL BigFix and Tenable integration helps organisations see everything, predict what matters, and act confidently to reduce risk quickly.”

Enhancing Exclusive Networks Africa’s portfolio

“From an Exclusive Networks Africa standpoint, the addition of HCLBigFix helps to round out our current portfolio,” explains Jacobsz. “In line with our strategic focus on bringing the industry’s top cybersecurity products to African businesses, HCLBigFix offers the world’s fastest vulnerability remediation, which helps IT operations teams discover, prioritise and patch critical vulnerabilities, reducing cybersecurity risk in real time. This is of particular importance to today’s CISO in terms of providing cost efficiencies and removing the risk of human error.

“In addition, the solution ensures continuous configuration compliance aligned with industry-standard security benchmarks and is able to manage every workstation, server and mobile device during its entire lifecycle – from provisioning through retirement,” Jacobsz adds.

Says Gosain, “Through our currently free online instructor-led training, combined with our certification programmes, we also plan to upskill as many customer and partner resources as possible, while replicating learnings from global success stories to ensure expedited adoption and assured results.”

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