Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 54 | Page 30

Datacentrix is a leading hybrid IT systems integrator and managed services provider that enables digitalisation success . The company ’ s expert teams leverage the power of ICT technologies to connect , transform , optimise , and future-proof business , supporting clients throughout their digital journey . The South Africa-based systems integrator has fortified its security offerings after Cloudflare appointed it as a Managed Services Partner for Sub-Saharan Africa .


Hybrid IT systems integrator and managed services provider Datacentrix has further enhanced its comprehensive security solutions offering , to help protect local businesses moving into the cloud and embracing remote working .

Shawn Gradwell , Solutions Architect , eNetworks , a Datacentrix company , said : “ We ’ ve seen massive growth globally in ransomware and ransom Distributed Denial of Service ( DDoS ) attack campaigns over the past year that have interrupted aspects of critical infrastructure around the world . In fact , the second half of the year in 2021 recorded a growing swarm of one of the most powerful botnets deployed , and record-breaking DDoS attacks .
“ From a local perspective , there ’ s no doubt that cyberattacks will continue to put public and private businesses at risk unless addressed . And , as more infrastructure is digitised and remote workforces become standard , both the benefits and the threat landscape will increase .”
In line with these changing cybersecurity trends , Datacentrix has built a strong partnership with Cloudflare , the security , performance , and reliability company that is helping to build a better Internet . Datacentrix was recently appointed as a Cloudflare Managed Services Partner within the Sub-Saharan African region and is proud of becoming a meaningful contributor to the organisation ’ s local business .
“ Cloudflare ’ s cloud-based , servicesfocused offering provides optimised security and connectivity , helping to keep attacks away from your infrastructure ,” Gradwell said . “ It offers a comprehensive cloud-based network and application protection against internet-borne threats , including DDoS protection , Web Application Firewall ( WAF ), DNS , Computer Network Defence ( CND ), Secure Access Service Edge ( SASE ), Zero Trust , Software Defined Wide Area Networks ( SD-WAN ) and more , all via one platform .
“ These solutions fit well with Datacentrix ’ s emphasis on managed services , ensuring that our customers are able to free up their time to concentrate on growing their businesses .”
He added : “ Datacentrix is pleased to be acknowledged as a Managed Services Partner . Our next step over the year ahead will be to add ‘ white glove ’ service delivery to our partnership , with the aim of becoming the de facto service delivery partner for Cloudflare within the Sub-Saharan region .” Mohamed Zerri , Channel Manager for Middle East , Turkey and Sub-Saharan Africa Region , Cloudflare , said : “ Datacentrix ’ s appointment as a Managed Services Partner for Sub-Saharan Africa certifies the company ’ s consulting capability and delivery of our security , reliability and performance solutions with a broad range of value-added and managed services .”
Zerri added : “ Datacentrix ’ s established footprint within the territory , and its reputation as a trusted hybrid IT systems integrator and managed services provider , were important considerations in the company ’ s partnership appointment . We look forward to working together to build a better internet and deliver true value to customers within this region .” •
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