Network security specialist Clavister has signed a distribution agreement for IT solutions with Defis & Strategies Group in French-speaking West Africa.
Founded in 1998 and working with companies in Burkina Faso, Togo, Senegal, Congo, Cameroon and Ghana, Defis & Strategies has established itself as one of the region’s stronger suppliers of IT solutions. The region corresponds to close to 20% of the African overall GDP. The company will initially sell and distribute Clavister’s suite of Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW) and gateway security solutions to the market, before expanding to offer the entire portfolio of Clavister solutions.
The partnership will see Clavister initially grow its presence in the west African cyber-security marketplace. The overall African market is expected to grow from $0.92 billion in 2015 to $2.3 billion in 2020, a compounded annual growth rate of 20%.
"The African continent is currently encountering many security challenges and, as a result, our customers are becoming increasingly security conscious,” commented Mahoula Dosso, Director of Projects and Internal Control for Defis & Strategies, " As a result we are seeing high demand for cyber-security solutions, in particular NGFWs.”
Defis & Strategies will incorporate Clavister’s solutions into its existing portfolio of info-security solutions in order to better meet the ever-increasing functionality demands of their customers. The company will also work with existing strategic partner in the Ivory Coast, ELETECH-PRO, a leading consultancy for innovative technology solutions, to deliver Clavister solutions to the market.
Clavister’s solutions range from entry level next-generation firewalls (NGFW) in desktop-sized packages, to Virtual Series Gateways that enable the highest levels of throughput, offering six nines (99.9999%) availability for carrier-grade security in the most demanding network environments. Clavister recently introduced a range of solutions for mobile network operators to secure 4G and LTE networks, enabling mobile network operators to secure their networks against cyberattacks and data interception.