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News from Intact Software Distribution, Nology and Rectron
2017-09-19

Africa: South African security specialist Intact Software Distribution has opened an office in Kenya as a step to expand its reach and service the channel across Africa in a better fashion. Nathan Wohoro will run the Kenyan operations for the distributor. He will bring years of experience and in-depth market knowledge as well as the technical expertise in information security. He will be responsible for overseeing business development, and will work closely with local channel partners and end-users throughout Kenya, and the region as a whole. Talking about the opening of Intact Software Distribution East Africa in Nairobi that will service the East Africa region the CEO for Intact, Simon Campbell-Young said: "this expansion into East Africa is part of the distributor's ongoing growth strategy. Kenya is a rich and exciting economy and is very much under-represented in terms of security tools and solutions."

3CX, a developer of software IPBX, has announced that South African network and mobility specialist Nology has become an official distributor of 3CX. In partnering with 3CX, Nology has demonstrated its commitment to continue its legacy of innovation. Alex Bantjes, Product Manager Nology, said: "Nology constantly strives to provide a comprehensive product portfolio that caters to the needs of our ITSP, telco and system integrator partners. As part of Nology's strategy we endeavour to align ourselves with the best solutions and products that cater to the unique requirements of our industry and clients. 3CX offers Nology an excellent opportunity to provide a tried-and-tested IP PBX platform, while entering a new market segment that Nology has not traditionally been associated with. Our clients love 3CX and Nology is proud to empower its partners with a truly best-of-breed solution." Greg Garrett, Regional Sales Manager for 3CX, added: "3CX customers and partners in South Africa are going to greatly benefit from this co-operation. Bringing over 15 years of experience to the table and working with some of the biggest brands in the industry, 3CX is happy to join forces with Nology and we look forward to expanding our presence in the South African Market."

Broadliner Rectron has acquired a majority stake in ERP software development company Palladium. "We are extremely excited about our investment in Palladium and making our mark in the growing South African software ecosystem. Palladium aligns well with Rectron's strategy to grow its cloud and software business", says Spencer Chen, MD of Rectron. "Not only will Palladium add value to Rectron's product line, but we believe that Rectron's broad-based resellers will benefit from using the in-house developed ERP software too, as it is feature-packed with functionality that would ordinarily only be available to larger corporates. It also gives our resellers the opportunity to stand out in the over-saturated ERP software market." (source: ChannelPost MEA and IT Online South Africa).

Cognosec enters exclusive agreement to acquire Intact Software Distribution
2017-09-15

Swedish cybersecurity editor Cognosec has signed an exclusive agreement with South African software specialist Intact Software Distribution. The acquisition is in line with Cognosec's strategy to expand business areas to cover the sale and distribution of software technologies over the internet. The transaction will include the acquisition of 100% of outstanding shares for a consideration of approximately €255,0001 comprised of €51,000 cash and €204,000 Cognosec AB new issue shares. The transaction will be completed by Cognosec AB subsidiary, Credence Security. There will be no other impact on Cognosec AB's balance sheet. Intact Software Distribution is a specialist Digital Software Distribution Business, distributing cyber security solutions by portal and established by pioneers of digital software distribution. The Company provides a focused approach to support and technical knowledge transfer in association with the distribution channel. Where required, the Company can provide assistance with implementation of the products. Intact Security is specifically focused on customer satisfaction, providing and all-round peace of mind scenario which results in collaborative engagements facilitating each client's needs and requirements.

Intact Software Distribution complements the recent acquisition of A-Tek Distribution (in South Africa and the United Kingdom) by Cognosec and is positioned as a New Age Distribution Business, enabling global access to the vast Enterprise & SME markets with Pay-as-you-Use and Software-as-a-Service cyber security solutions. The technology platform provides significant scalability and global advantages through innovative distribution methodologies.

The acquisition of Intact Software Distribution improves Cognosec's competitive advantage for both vendors and customers alike. This addition also expands Credence Security's current product portfolio to incorporate cyber security solutions for secure operation centers, network operation centers, datacenters, mobile platforms, virtualized environments as well as providing critical fraud prevention solutions into the technology, media, telecommunications, financial and public sectors.

Commenting on the acquisition of the business by Cognosec, Simon Campbell-Young, Intact Software Distribution's Co-founder & CEO, says: "this will provide Intact Software Distribution the opportunity to scale on many different levels, both in terms of addressing enterprises' critical requirements for cyber defenses and, through adding established geographical presences through the Cognosec and Credence Security networks."

Patrick Boylan, Group MD of Cognosec, commented: "the acquisition of Intact Software Distribution provides Cognosec with further unique selling propositions and strengthens our core positioning versus the competition in this exciting and dynamic environment. This is a perfect combination and natural fit which will create tremendous growth, synergy along with enhanced streams of profitability."

Intact in partnership with F-Secure
2017-09-14

South Africa: software specialist Intact Software Distribution has been named official Southern African distributor of the F-Secure range of security software solutions. Michael Dahl, region head of F-Secure, says the company is looking to grow its footprint across the continent and a distribution partner will offer local clients a range of both its home and business security products. "With research showing an increasing number of sophisticated and targeted attacks against businesses, the need for a holistic approach to cyber security is at an all-time high. Cyber security comes down to predicting and preventing breaches, detecting any incidents that occur, and then responding intelligently and quickly to lessen their impact. This takes a combination of human expertise and software scalability, which we are able to offer. We are happy to join forces with a company that provides expertise in implementing cyber security solutions tailor-made to defend customers from the latest threats."

Lutz Blaeser, MD of Intact, says the company is proud to be the first official distributor: "the company is proud to be appointed an official distributor for Southern Africa and looking forward to a strong partnership." Jukka Puputti, Regional Director at F-Secure, says: "the products have historically been managed in the region by ISA who is committed to continue as an F-Secure official Distributor. I'm happy with the long term partnership with ISA over these many years and thrilled to have a new partnership with Intact for boosting our operations in the Southern African region." Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of Intact, adds the deal is in line with the company's strategy of providing a complete range of security software solutions to the local market: "F-Secure employs a 'live security' approach that combines advanced technology and the latest lessons and insights its team of cyber security specialists bring back from real-world situations. This means its products continually and consistently improve users' ability in the four dimensions that are vital to IT security: predict, prevent, detect and respond." (source: IT Web South Africa)

Acquisitions and partnerships for Blue Label, Intact Software Distribution and Redington
2017-09-13

Africa: with Blue Label Telecoms group (which owns dematerialized product distributor Blue Label Distribution) looking to seal the €380m Cell C recapitalisation deal imminently, the company is also looking to snap up telephony specialist 3G Mobile for €133m1. The shares in 3G Mobile ought to be acquired in two stages. It explains the initial acquisition by Blue Label's subsidiary, The Prepaid Company, will be 47.37% of the issued share capital of 3G for a purchase consideration of €63m. The acquisition of the remaining 52.63% of the issued share capital of 3G Mobile will be for a purchase consideration of €70m. It believes the transaction will be completed in September. 3G Mobile operates in eight African countries, with offices in Botswana, Mauritius, Namibia and South Africa, and distribution channels into Swaziland, Lesotho, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It has distribution rights for all major tier one and tier two mobile device and handset manufacturers, including Apple, Samsung, Huawei, HiSense, ZTE and Nokia.

Security specialist Intact Software Distribution has won the distribution rights to Group-IB, a high-grade threat intelligence and anti-fraud solutions provider2. "The company's experience and threat intelligence is unprecedented, and has been fused into an eco-system of highly sophisticated software and hardware solutions to monitor, identify and prevent cyber threats", says Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of Intact Software Distribution. According to him, Group-IB is a perfect addition to the Intact stable, and Intact aims to offer a complete security solutions to clients. He says Group-IB is the unquestioned leader in advanced threat protection, and will benefit Intact's clients enormously. Intact, in turn, is well placed to help grow the Group-IB brand in South Africa and the rest of the continent, he continues. Group-IB has four flagship solutions that Intact will be offering its customers: Threat Intelligence, Threat Detection System (TDS), Secure Bank and Secure Portal.

Russian security editor Kaspersky Lab joined hands with broadliner Redington to distribute its wide portfolio of corporate security solutions across East Africa. The distributor will focus on expanding the market for Kaspersky's remote security monitoring, managed security, virtualisation security to mobile device security and management solutions in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda (source: IT Web South Africa 1 and 2, ChannelPost MEA).

 

Intact Software Distribution
Address

Intact Software Distribution
Unit 4 - 86 Tsessebe Crescent
Corporate Park South
ZA-1685 Midrand
South Africa
Phone : +27 (0)11 314 0293
Website : http://www.intactsoftwaredistribution.co.za
E-mail : info@intactsecurity.co.za

Other offices
ZA-8001 Cape Town
Phone : +27 (0)21 801 9979

Team

Manager : Mr Lutz Blaeser (*** ****** ********* ** ***)
Manager : Mr Mahomed Hafiza

Information

Creation year : 2011
Annual turnover
2016 : 0,56 M€
Indirect turnover : 100%
National/regional/export split : 100/0/0
Specialist : Security
Main brands : Avira, Bitdefender, Kaspersky Lab, Retrospect, StorageCraft Technology
Clients : Associations, central purchasing companies, corporate resellers, dealers, department stores, e-commerce, hypermarkets, IT consulting and service providers, mail-order resellers, multispecialists, outlets, semi-distributors, service providers, SOD, specialized resellers, specialized retailers, superstores, traders, VAR

Products

Mobility
Mobility software
F-Secure

Networks
Emulation and virtualization software
Avira
Management and supervision software and hardware
Avira

Security
Antispam
Avira, Bitdefender, F-Secure, Kaspersky Lab
Antispyware
Avira, Bitdefender, F-Secure, Kaspersky Lab
Antivirus
Avira, Bitdefender, F-Secure, Kaspersky Lab
Authentication
F-Secure
Content filtering
Bitdefender, F-Secure, InfoWatch, Kaspersky Lab
Encryption
F-Secure, InfoWatch, Kaspersky Lab
Firewalls
Bitdefender, F-Secure, Kaspersky Lab
Intrusion protection
Bitdefender, F-Secure, Kaspersky Lab
Secure mail
F-Secure, Kaspersky Lab
Traffic management
F-Secure, Kaspersky Lab
Traffic monitoring
Bitdefender, F-Secure, InfoWatch, Kaspersky Lab
Virtual Private Networks
Bitdefender, F-Secure
Vulnerability management
F-Secure

Services
Added value
F-Secure, Skills on Demand
Offsite and online backup
F-Secure
Security as a Service
Avira, Bitdefender, F-Secure, Group-IB, Kaspersky Lab
Training
F-Secure
Warranty extensions
F-Secure

Software
Management software
Avira
Utility software
Avira, Kaspersky Lab, StorageCraft Technology

Storage
Backup software
F-Secure, IronTree, Retrospect, StorageCraft Technology
Data management software
Retrospect