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A Win For Safaricom For IT Security

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The move to working from home has brought with it the need for more exchange of information remotely and therefore unfortunately, more avenues for cybercriminals. At the same time, these cybercriminals have been getting smarter and more sophisticated, and are displaying higher ability to breach enterprise networks. It is therefore no longer a matter of choice that companies have to stay a notch above and keep their networks, their information, and that of their customers safe. Businesses can no longer afford to have gaps in their systems, because it is these gaps that give criminals a way in.

One of the companies with the largest databases in the country is Safaricom and the fact that customer data stays safe with them is no mean feat. It is no wonder then that the company has been recognized as the best managed security services provider in East Africa by Fortinet, an American cybersecurity corporation. Fortinet is an entity that enables partners to deliver broad and integrated high-performance network security and networking services and ranks number one in the most security appliances shipped worldwide.

Safaricom emerged top in the category by achieving the fastest and most efficient evaluation, deployment and operation of the technology among small, medium and large enterprises in the market.

“We are very honoured to win this award as it is a true reflection of our comprehensive understanding of the unique security needs that businesses of different sizes have especially with the recent push to digitize operations. This accolade acknowledges that we have made significant investments into reducing the complexity of safeguarding enterprises against cybersecurity attacks. We have done this in order to empower businesses and allow them to leverage the power of technology to take their businesses forward,” Peter Ndegwa, Safaricom CEO.

Peter hailed the award as a great motivation to Safaricom to remain committed to providing tight security functions to defend the company’s enterprise customers against attacks.

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