Fortinet and Networks Unlimited take security message to East Africa

Fortinet, a global leader and innovator in network security, recently joined forces with South Africa’s leading value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited, to speak to Kenyan-based companies about the security challenges and concerns IT is currently facing, and how Fortinet can help to address these issues.
Head of the Fortinet Kenya Office, Imran Chaudhrey, presented to the attendees on how today’s IT environment requires a strategic approach against an increasingly sophisticated threat. Some of the challenges he raised included multiple and legacy solutions, the adoption of new technologies, and the increasing volume and sophistication of threats.
Fortinet’s mission is to deliver the most innovative, highest performing network security platform to secure and simplify IT infrastructure. It is a provider of network security appliances and security subscription services for carriers, data centres, enterprises, distributed offices and MSSPs. The company’s unified platform delivers a single management console, with a common platform across all size deployments, thus deploying what you need, where you need it, along with a consistent, coordinated policy and consolidated infrastructure. This delivers a faster and more robust response to threats and a decreased risk exposure, a lower administrative burden, an easier to maintain infrastructure; which in turn fees up IT resources to be reallocated to strategic projects, and results in fewer user complaints.
“Taking online security seriously is no longer the purview of large conglomerates,” said Anton Jacobsz, managing director of partner company, Networks Unlimited. “It is business critical, no matter what your business size.”
According to the Verizon Breach Report 2015, in 2014 there were nearly 80,000 security incidents with 2,122 confirmed data breaches reported, 700 million records were lost, representing about $400M of financial loss to organisations.

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