Kaspersky Expands Footprint in Nigeria and Ghana
Kaspersky has announced a partnership with DataGroupIT (DGIT) to grow its cyber-security business in Nigeria and Ghana.
“DataGroupIT is a value-add growth Distribution Company that is focused on African startups’ growth acceleration. DataGroupIT provides complex solutions for any size business, including Enterprise and SME markets across the African continent. DGIT has more than 1000 clients in 15 African countries with its professional teams delivering exceptional sales, pre-sale, logistic, marketing, and financial support. DGIT also boasts of more than 200 partners.
The partnership between Kaspersky and DGIT is expected to enhance Kaspersky’s rapid acceleration through Africa, with its platform designed to empower customers to leverage Kaspersky’s knowledge, market intelligence, and world-class cyber-security professionals with best-in-class local market support.
According to Lehan van den Heever, the Enterprise Cyber Security Advisor for Kaspersky in Africa, DGIT has the capacity to support the Kaspersky business logistically and also provide valuable technical expertise on Kaspersky solutions.
“West Africa is becoming a major focus for Kaspersky. The agreement with DataGroupIT will see Kaspersky gain access to new verticals in this region while helping new and existing customers build their cyber-security strategy. It also puts Kaspersky in a position to work with major regulators to elevate the digital protection threshold across the region,” says van den Heever.
Amir Shtarkman, the VP of Business Development at DGIT, speaking on the partnership said that the partnership with Kaspersky will be beneficial to both parties as it will grow Kaspersky’s product portfolio and enable our DGIT’s customers to realize the benefits of cyber-security.
Kaspersky plans to use the partnership with DGIT to replicate the success it has achieved in other African regions.