Censornet signs exclusive partnership with Z Services to expand into MEA region

21 September 2020 – Censornet has selected Z Services as its exclusive MSP distributor in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region. The strategic partnership coincides with the expansion of Censornet’s cloud into the region through the building of a new datacentre with the ability to provide the full breadth of Censornet’s platform from within the UAE.

Z Services is recognised across MEA as the leader in cloud security services. It is the only company in the region to offer an in-country, multi-tenant cloud security architecture. The exclusive partnership with Censornet allows Z Services to capitalise on new cloud infrastructure in the region and provide local resellers with the solutions and support needed to penetrate the market.

Censornet’s integrated cloud platform for email and web security, CASB, and adaptive MFA covers the major attack surface exploited by cybercriminals, vastly reducing costs and making security simple. It is ideally suited for resellers, providing a full suite of best in class security tools to help them reach the underserved SMB and enterprise markets in the region. Censornet will work in close partnership with Z Services to offer resellers and customers a local distributor in the MEA as part of its growth strategy.

Ed Macnair, CEO of Censornet, said: “MEA is one of the fastest growing cyber security markets in the world; the Middle East alone is expected to be a $29.9 billion industry by 2025[1]. The cloud platform we have built at Censornet, which has been designed to provide the full spectrum of threat protection, is an ideal fit for businesses in this market. As one of the leading cyber security Distributors in the region, the partnership with Z Services is critical as we expand and help businesses in the market to protect themselves from cybercrime.”

Nidal Taha, CEO of Z Services, added: “43% of Cyber Attacks target SMBs which are vulnerable due to the fact that they often lack the capability to protect themselves against cyberattacks and data breaches [2]. Overly complicated, inadequate and expensive enterprise solutions may lead small businesses to skip cybersecurity altogether. Our partnership with Censornet will enable us to cater to the neglected SME market in the MENA region by offering them the in-region cloud security platform for email and web security in an affordable pay-as-you-go (PAYG) model. In addition, given our established partnerships with leading telecom across the region, customers will be able to avail Censornet offering through their local Internet provider.”

About Censornet

Censornet, the complete cloud security company, helps organizations to effectively manage and control the use of cloud applications in their business. The company provides a unified and multi-layered approach to securing the cloud via its purpose-built, multi-functional cloud security platform that delivers integrated web security, email security, CASB and adaptive multi-factor authentication. This provides organizations with security-focused visibility and control over user access, data and assets to allow access while controlling outcomes and allows organizations to address the security, audit, compliance and productivity issues associated with the use of cloud applications and devices. Censornet enables organizations to control Shadow IT, safely implement BYOD initiatives and protect from cyber threats. With more than 1,500 customers and over 750,000 users worldwide, the company is headquartered in Basingstoke, UK. For more information, visit www.censornet.com

About Z Services

Z Services HQ is a cloud-based cybersecurity provider headquartered in the United Kingdom, with operation coverage across the MENA region.

Z Services is the only company in the Middle East to offer an in-country, multi-tenant cloud cyber security architecture that includes web, email, cloud application, unified access management, secure guest Wi-Fi cloud, and cyber security awareness as-a-service.   With more than 500,000 seats in the MENA region alone and a unique partnership with market leading technology vendors and regional Telecom operators, Z Services is the complete gateway to any cybersecurity solution as a Service (SaaS) in the region.

[1] https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/PressReleases/middle-east-cyber-security.asp

2 https://www.fundera.com/resources/small-business-cyber-security-statistic

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