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Comztek named Kaspersky Lab distributor for Namibia

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Russian antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab has confirmed South Africa's Comztek as the official distributor of all its products in Namibia.

This follows the announcement made earlier this year that Comztek has been selected to distribute Kaspersky Lab products to its more than 2000 African reseller base.

“The African continent has enormous growth potential and we believe that this agreement marks a turning point for Kaspersky in Namibia, as Comztek aims to leverage their existing partnerships to aid Kaspersky Lab in strengthening our market position in Africa,” said Vasily Dyagilev, managing director for emerging markets at Kaspersky Lab;

He added that as more broadband is made available throughout the African continent, through the likes of cables such as WACS, Kaspersky Lab believed that more people and businesses accessing the internet could become susceptible to cybercriminal activity.

“Globally, Kaspersky Lab identifies an average of approximately 70 000 new malicious threats every day – these threats target both consumers and businesses.

"Considering the fact that the African continent is becoming more connected to the Internet, we believe that it is critical to place a focus on IT security in this region," said Dyagilev.

Commenting about the development, Davel Botha, regional manager at Comztek, said his company understood the broader African continent saying they held an expertise within the Namibian region, having been in operation in the region for 8 years.

"Bringing expert IT Security solutions to this region is meeting a critical need and will certainly aid in ensuring that cybercriminal activity is minimalistic as far as possible," said Botha.

Through this partnership agreement, Comztek resellers and partners in Namibia will deliver the full suite of Kaspersky Lab business solutions to the market.

These products include; Kaspersky Open Space Security, Kaspersky Lab’s specialised security for virtualised environments and Kaspersky Targeted Security solutions.

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