NEC XON partners with Trend Micro to bring smarter solutions to sub-Sahara Africa

Trend Micro has recently announced that it will be working with NEC XON. The partnership aims to provide a united solution and African security service where technology meets the physical world. NEC XON has been awarded platinum status with Trend Micro.

"Trend Micro has always had security as its main area of focus and concern. NEC XON wants to take a look at exploring ways of creating safer cities, energy, cyber security, telecommunication solutions, and so much more within the sub-Sahara region. Their focus is aligned with us as we see a bright, safe digital future for the African continent," says Indi Siriniwasa, Vice President of Trend Micro, sub-Sahara Africa.  

This alliance means that Trend Micro brings innovative security solutions to the table and NEC XON will manage the cyber and physical security services. Together, the two security heavyweights will enhance the capabilities of both parties and have an opportunity to gain more of the African market. 

"Trend Micro’s future-looking strategy, which includes the impact of artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous vehicles, cognitive learning, and others, aligns perfectly with our own. At the hub of our Cyber Defence Operations Centre (CDOC) is the integration of cyber and physical security for safer cities and societies in emerging and evolving threat environments. Our customers must, consequently, have future-proof solutions that go beyond vanilla systems such as endpoint security and firewalls," says Callie van Vuuren, Cyber Security lead at NEC XON.

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information.  Our innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centres, cloud environments, networks, and endpoints. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defence with centralized visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection. With over 5,000 employees in over 50 countries and the world’s most advanced global threat intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations to secure their journey to the cloud.  For more information, visit www.trendmicro.com.

About NEC XON

NEC XON is the combination of XON, a Systems Integrator providing custom ICT and security services and solutions in Southern Africa since 1996 and NEC Africa, the African business of the global technology giant NEC Corporation. NEC Corporation implemented its first communication solution is Africa in 1963 and established NEC Africa in 2011 to grow its business ICT and public safety.

Kapela Holdings, XON’s B-BBEE partner since 2012, continues as NEC XON’s B-BBEE partner in South Africa with Israel Skosana as chairman of the board of directors of NEC XON.

NEC generates global revenues in excess of $30 billion by orchestrating a brighter world for public entities, enterprises, telecoms carriers, and providing system platforms for businesses.

The combined NEC Africa and XON (NEC XON) operations seek to more fully explore the opportunities for safe city, energy, cyber security, telecommunication solutions, retail, energy, managed services, cyber defence services and cloud (both public and private) among others in sub-Sahara Africa.

NEC XON maintains its head offices in Gauteng, South Africa with a footprint that covers all nine provinces in South Africa and 16 Countries in sub-Sahara Africa.

Media enquiries: Mark Harris, NEC XON
Contact details: (011) 237-4500, mark@nec.xon.co.za

Issued by: Michelle Oelschig, Scarlet Letter
Contact details: 083-636-1766, michelle@scarletletter.co.za