Presented by Telkom Business

Telkom Business partners with BlackFog to curb cybercrimes against SMMEs

 ·18 Oct 2021

In the age of digital transformation, many Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) have started to incorporate more digital means to successfully conduct business.

As a proponent of the small and medium business, Telkom Business has partnered with global cybersecurity company BlackFog to deliver security solutions to help protect their digital journey.

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen a significant surge in cyberattacks as many businesses digitised their operations to adapt to remote working.

Cybercrime has risen exponentially with BlackFog recording more than 175 publicised ransomware attacks so far this year.

With the increase in cyberattacks, Telkom Business launched Smart Secure Solutions in partnership with BlackFog to offer affordable cybersecurity solutions to SMMEs.

Telkom Business Executive Marketing: Innocent Pereira says, “The partnership with BlackFog is part of Telkom Business’ software-as-a-service solutions to help businesses to fast-track and secure their digital journey. Smart Secure prevents the loss of data and the unauthorised collection and transmission of data.”

“Businesses can use this solution to prevent malicious activity across all company devices and protect their intellectual property. It equips businesses with the tools they need to successfully run a business in the digital economy.”

Telkom Business’ smart cybersecurity solutions provide protection from malware, ransomware and spyware and are aimed at preventing endpoint devices from cyberattacks to ensure that small businesses can protect their data from unauthorised access and potential threats.

Through the partnership with BlackFog, Telkom Business provides SMMEs with software that monitors enterprise compliance with global privacy regulations such as the POPI Act and GDPR.

BlackFog Founder and CEO Dr Darren Williams says, “When we look at successful cyberattacks, all roads lead to data exfiltration. Without it, cybercriminals are unable to steal information for competitive, disruptive, or monetary gain.”

“BlackFog’s disruptive technology prevents unauthorised data exfiltration, effectively allowing organisations to stop hackers in their tracks.”

“BlackFog is excited to partner with Telkom to deliver this level of cybersecurity to their customer base.”

What is also beneficial about using the Smart Secure solution is that it uses behavioural analysis to pre-empt potential attacks by preventing unauthorised data exfiltration.

Smart Secure ensures that data that is on a device stays on the device and protects employees from cyberattacks no matter where they are working.

This protection will enable businesses to successfully get connected, get customers, and get productive without worrying about the safety of their data.

Innocent Pereira says, “Businesses have had to amplify their digital communication and digitise their operations due to the pandemic.”

“While digital means simplify many processes for businesses, cybercrime remains a significant threat, and businesses need sufficient and affordable software that will allow them to protect their organisation, and that is what our partnership with BlackFog provides.”

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