iOCO announced a partnership with cloud security services provider Proofpoint during May 2020 and have since made a significant impact on the local market through significant implementations at 3 top 100 companies in South Africa. Proofpoint security solutions focuses on the human input component of the cyber security risk. It uses an integrated suite of cloud products to stop targeted threats, safeguard data and make users more resilient to cyber-attacks.
Through the partnership, iOCO offers the Proofpoint enterprise portfolio, enabling its clients to protect their staff from malware and non-malware-based threats, from business e-mail compromise, account compromise attacks as well as compliance violations and insider threat management.
On the 18th November 2020, iOCO won the prestigious “Most Proactive Newcomer” award at the Proofpoint Partner Connect event.
Amy NairneClark, Head of Channels for UKI and South Africa had this to say at the awards ceremony on 14 December 2020:-
“…since their official onboarding last year, iOCO has gone on to achieve a great level of technical competence, going above and beyond the requirements of the programme. Investing from the get-go, they are the first and only partner in the Republic of South Africa to hold the Proofpoint Security Awareness Training Specialisation Accreditation. Beyond this, they are forthcoming with ideas that have helped Proofpoint successfully launch in a new region. We are very much looking forward to seeing the efforts of IOCO scale this year. Well done to the team! …”