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African cable systems company SEACOM and British Telecommunications (BT) today announced a strategic partnership that will provide SEACOM with BT cybersecurity systems to further secure its own infrastructure and provide new network, security and communication to client companies in Africa.

As a leading internet connectivity provider with the most extensive ICT infrastructure in Africa, SEACOM will leverage BT’s services, supplier relationships and global expertise to expand its portfolio of services for African businesses. .

SEACOM customers are expected to benefit from access to BT’s Cloud Security Incident Event Management (SIEM) platform. In today’s business environment, data, business applications, and users live beyond an organization’s traditional network.

SIEM tools provide real-time visibility and monitoring across an organization’s entire IT environment, providing an ideal layer of security to SEACOM’s existing ICT solutions.

BT protects some of the world’s largest organizations against a myriad of rapidly evolving cyber threats through a global network of dedicated 24/7 Security Operations Centers (SOCs). BT’s more than 3,000 cybersecurity experts help customers detect, analyze and respond quickly to cybersecurity incidents when they occur.

“We are delighted to form this strategic alliance with BT and see the combined value of what we bring to our respective markets. With SEACOM’s global network and local presence, and BT’s global reach and expertise, we will be able to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of reliable, scalable and affordable cloud, security and connectivity services. industry-leading,” says Oliver Fortuin, CEO of SEACOM Group.

“We are delighted to provide BT’s world-class solutions to SEACOM and their customers across the African continent. The areas of secure multi-cloud connectivity, next-generation networking solutions and collaboration services are the sweet spot where SEACOM and BT will combine their respective strengths,” said Alessandro Adriani, Director of Systems Integrators and telecommunications service providers to BT’s global unit.

Edited by Luis Monzon
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