Blue Turtle and Cybereason Announce Strategic Partnership to Meet Increased Demand for Endpoint Protection in South Africa

This partnership strengthens Blue Turtle’s IT Risk & Security Solutions by leveraging the Cybereason Military-Grade, Real-Time Detection and Response Platform. This partnership helps fuel increased demand for cyber based network security in Sub Saharan Africa.

Blue Turtle and Cybereason, are pleased to announce their strategic partnership. The partnership helps solidify Cybereasons’ growth in Sub Saharan Africa by providing Blue Turtle’s client base with Cybereason’s market-leading Military-Grade, Real-Time Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Platform.

The reality is that hackers are getting better at exploiting various organization’s IT environment. Cybereason offers a real-time attack detection and response platform that uses endpoint data to detect and remediate simple and complex threats. This world class technology will further assist in protection against advanced cyber threats, for instance cybercriminals have long considered the African region as opportune to commit their criminal acts.

Statistics from various sources indicate that Africa is very prone to cyber-related threats due to the high number of domains coupled with very weak network and information security. According to the Norton Cyber-Crime Report, “every second, 18 adults are victims of cybercrime, resulting in more than 1.5 million victims globally per day.”[1]

Cybereason provides unmatched visibility and detection of adversarial activity on enterprise endpoints. Silent Sensors, agents placed on all endpoints within an enterprise, continuously collect and transparently communicate to the Cybereason Malop Hunting Engine, a big data, behavioral analytics platform designed to reveal malicious operations, known as Malops.  Malops are intuitively presented on the Incident and Response Console.

“It is critical that organisations take a proactive, layered approach to protecting their most valuable assets – making endpoint detection and response the first thing organizations should focus on when prioritizing their cyber attack risk & security strategies,” said Willem Barnard, IT Risk & Security Business Unit Manager at Blue Turtle. “We are excited to have Cybereason as a partner, as their renowned technology will enable us to further capitalize on business opportunities which help our  clients to take advantage of Cybereasons’ global reach and security expertise, as well as their understanding of risk detection in delivering crucial protection against evolving threats.”

“Cybereason is thrilled to be increasing its presence in South Africa and our partnership with Blue Turtle further validates a demand corporations have for endpoint protection. Cybereason has developed an award-winning threat hunting platform that will help corporations and organizations across South Africa root out malicious activity and provide real time intelligence across the entire network, notifying them that they are under attack and then stopping it,” said Simon Sharp, vice president, EMEA, Cybereason.

[1] United Nations Policy Brief, Tackling the challenges of cybersecurity in Africa, NTIS/002/2014, http://www.uneca.org/sites/default/files/PublicationFiles/ntis_policy_brief_1.pdf