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New cybersecurity service launched
October 2011, Information Security, Security Services & Risk Management

Infoprotect aims to provide small- to medium-sized businesses with a comprehensive security service.

A newcomer to the cybersecurity market, Infoprotect, was launched to fill the gap in the mid-range cyber security market. The company’s goal is to be a service provider that fulfils all its client’s security needs, allowing the customer to do what it does best – focus on its core business.

Brad Fraser, director and founder of Infoprotect, says that most SMBs are aware of the need to secure their IT infrastructure, but cannot afford to have fulltime skills devoted to this task. Many are also of the opinion that as long as they have one of the branded antivirus packages installed, they will be fine as they are protected.

“While a necessity, the threat to business has grown far beyond the capabilities of your average antivirus package,” Fraser says. “Cyber security is not a one-size-fits-all solution; it is about securing all forms of data against unauthorised access, while also allowing easy, yet secure access to authorised users.

“In addition to the threats from viruses, Trojans and other forms of malware, business today also needs to be aware of the threat from within. Securing your end points, such as mobile devices and USB ports has become a crucial component of your business’s security posture.”

A recent IOL article highlighted that while traditional crime statistics were coming down, white-collar crime was increasing as a result of the tough economic situation in the country, and around the world. Business leaders therefore need to heed the warning and take precautions to protect their companies from fraud whether in the form of financial losses or the theft of intellectual property (IP).

Additionally, with new legislation in South Africa determining how data should be managed, many SMBs will find themselves inadvertently breaking the law if they do not implement the correct governance processes to protect customer information as well as securely delete information they are no longer entitled to keep.

Infoprotect’s goal is to include solutions to all these issues in its service and offer a full cyber-security service to customers, both onsite and via hosted services, helping them define their security posture, identify areas of vulnerability, resolve those issues and leave the client secure and empowered to focus on their business.

The company does not sell a product, but builds solutions and services around each client’s requirements. One of the security brands it has standardised on is the Symantec security suite, as it leads the Gartner security magic quadrant and is a world leader in the field of data protection, securing information while ensuring it is available to those who need it.

The areas in which Infoprotect will operate include:

Data security and protection solutions:

* Endpoint protection.

* E-mail protection.

* Offsite backup/archiving and recovery, and

* Encryption.

It will also offer value-added services including:

* Auditing.

* Monitoring and reporting.

* Implementation and configuration.

Fraser says Infoprotect already has the in-house consulting and technical skills, as well as data centre facilities (through Computer Storage Services) to meet its clients’ requirements. The company is focused on developing long-term relationships by allowing clients to get on with their businesses without worrying about their data security.

For more information contact Infoprotect, +27 (0)82 321 3690, brad@infoprotect.co.za, www.infoprotect.co.za


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