Johannesburg: 9th September 2020
Logicalis, an international IT Solutions and managed services provider, is delighted to announce it has been selected to be the Service Delivery Partner of choice by Liquid Telecom, to provide cyber security services to its customers across South Africa and the wider African region.
Through this partnership, Liquid Telecom have today launched a catalogue of packaged solutions, powered and developed by Logicalis SA. There are three major service offerings available to Liquid Telecom customers including:
Caesar Tonkin, Logicalis CISO, explains, “We are confident that this Partnership will augment how Cyber Security Services and Managed Security Service Delivery add value to how CISOs and CIOs better manage business risk, and their companies' threat landscape”. Tonkin goes on to say, “This Partnership will optimise how we help customers to achieve value from their digitalization and even cloud strategy - and being more cyber resilient along this journey”.
Logicalis brings extensive knowledge and experience to the table. The Logicalis SOC Services, and Managed Security Services, C-Suite will have raised visibility on their organisation's threat and risk posture, and risk-based prioritised alerts, underpinned by quantifiable Security Operations Center (SOC) metrics and SLA performance. Based on the NIST Cyber Security Framework and MITRE ATT&CK Framework in the Logicalis SOC platforms, C-Suite will have increased visibility to detect threats, and enhanced capabilities to react to and proactive hunt for malware threats, combined with automated response.
David Behr, Liquid Telecoms Chief Digital Officer, says, “At Liquid Telecom, we pride ourselves on ensuring that our customers get the best services and solutions, meaning we need to partner with the best as we extend our offering in the cyber security space. Logicalis was the obvious choice for us as we venture to expand our offering in the cyber security industry not only for their wide range of solutions and products but also for their global reach’. Behr adds, “With this partnership we offer our customers in the SMB and enterprise space industry expertise combined with our local insights as we secure businesses, networks and data centres”
Logicalis is an international solutions provider of digital services currently accelerating the digital transformation of its 10,000 customers around the world.
Through a globally connected network of specialist hubs, sector-leading experts (in education, financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, professional services, retail and telecommunications) and strategic partnerships (including Cisco, Microsoft, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Oracle, ServiceNow, and VMware), Logicalis has more than 6,500 employees focused on understanding customer priorities and enhancing their experience.
As Architects of ChangeTM, Logicalis’ focus is to design, support, and execute customers’ digital transformation by bringing together their vision with its technological expertise and industry insights. The company, through its deep knowledge in key IT industry drivers such as Security, Cloud, Data Management and IoT, can address customer priorities such as revenue and business growth, operational efficiency, innovation, risk and compliance, data governance and sustainability.
The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues of $1.7 billion, from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Africa. It is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, with revenues of over $4.3 billion.
About Liquid Telecom
Liquid Telecom is a leading communications solutions provider across 13 countries primarily in Eastern, Southern and South Africa that serves mobile operators, carriers, enterprise, media and content companies and retail customers with high-speed, reliable connectivity, hosting and co-location and digital services. It has built Africa’s largest independent fibre network, stretching more than 70,000km, and operates state-of-the-art data centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nairobi, with a combined potential 19,000 square metres of rack space and 78 MW of power. This is in addition to offering leading cloud-based services, such as Microsoft Office365 and Microsoft Azure across our fibre footprint. Through this combined offering Liquid Telecom is enhancing customers’ experience on their digital journey. In October 2019, Liquid Telecom was recognised as ‘The Best African Wholesale Carrier’ for 8th consecutive year at the Global Carrier Awards.