Fast-growing South African cyber security specialist, Obscure Technologies, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with BeyondTrust, the worldwide leader in intelligent identity and access security, for the distribution of its entire portfolio in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.
BeyondTrust’s integrated platform and solutions protect identities, access and endpoints across the environment, enabling identity and access to be secured, monitored and managed. BeyondTrust’s solutions have been recognised as leaders by the top industry experts and analysts globally. BeyondTrust is named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management (PAM), as well as a Customers’ Choice in the Gartner Peer Insights “Voice of the Customer: Privileged Access Management”.
Obscure Technologies MD, Justin Lee, says: “We have seen growing demand in the local market for PAM, notably within enterprises with mature security and compliance policy frameworks.
“BeyondTrust will address the needs of companies moving towards governance, risk and compliance maturity and zero trust architectures, including enterprises in the financial services, retail, manufacturing, education, healthcare, legal and public sectors.”
Obscure Technologies is continually adding best-of-breed products to its stack: “The addition of BeyondTrust to our portfolio positions us – and our valued partners – to address changing requirements as customers in our market approach GRC maturity,” Lee says.
Obscure Technologies CTO, Francois van Hirtum, notes the partnership is in line with Obscure Technologies’ strategy of going to market with brands that complement each other. “BeyondTrust integrates with other vendors in our portfolio, such as Okta, Tenable and Palo Alto Networks,” he says.
“BeyondTrust has been expanding our presence significantly in Africa over the past few years and we are now helping a growing number of top enterprise companies and organisations with securing their identities and privileges,” says John Hathaway, Regional Vice-President of India, Middle East and Africa at BeyondTrust. “We know how crucial it is to have the right alignment with a strong channel ecosystem in order to not only optimise our coverage and visibility, but also to make sure that our local VARs are delivering the best level of services to BeyondTrust’s end customers. We are confident that Obscure Technologies will enable our customers and partners to achieve their goals.”