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Safaricom Introduces IT Security Solutions for Enterprise Customers

NAIROBI, 21ST JANUARY 2019: Safaricom enterprise customers can now access a wide range of security solutions to protect their information technology (I.T) systems.
The services include Managed Security Solutions, Security Assurance, and Advisory services as well as Managed Security Operations Center solutions.
With the new service, companies, enterprises, and individuals can secure their emails, websites, manage vulnerabilities, test and audit I.T systems and access real-time monitoring among other services

“We realize that customers all have unique needs and different budget levels. Our I.T cybersecurity solutions are designed to cater to each customer’s needs so that they can get the best value and strategically select their solutions. We are excited to see that the solution is gathering interest with some of our customers in the financial services and transport industries already signing up for the service,” Said Bob Collymore Chief Executive Officer, Safaricom.

A new global cybersecurity Report from Vodafone highlights that the more cyber-ready a business becomes, the better its overall business outcomes. According to the Cyber Ready Barometer, 48% of cyber-ready businesses are reporting more than 5% increases in annual revenue as well as high stakeholder trust levels. Despite this, the research also shows that only 24% of businesses globally could reasonably call themselves cyber-ready.

“The fifth generation of the cyber landscape gives criminals a wider attack surface and thus more opportunities to take advantage of it. In addition, new vulnerabilities, whether through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, mean both organizations and consumers alike need to be aware of the risks mobile devices pose”, said Jeremy Kaye, Head of Mobile Security, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd in their 2018 cybersecurity report.

In its 2017 Internet Security Report, Software company Symantec reported that malicious emails were the weapon of choice for a wide range of cyber-attacks in 2016, used by everyone from a state-sponsored cyber espionage group to mass-mailing ransomware gangs. According to the report, one in 131 emails sent were malicious, the highest rate in five years.

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