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The annual ICT Summit is designed as a tool for business development opportunities through matchmaking sessions, as well as to create a platform to discuss topical ICT issues, trends and innovative ideas. In attendance will be the leaders from large ICT Bodies and various leaders from major municipalities in the Eastern Cape, as well as key role players within the medical industry.

Vuyani Jarana, Vodacom Business's Chief Officer, will be addressing the ICT summit on Wednesday to discuss the Digital Economy and how Vodacom will be empowering businesses to be one step ahead of security threats. 

Says Jarana: 'The digital economy is the single most important driver of innovation, competitiveness and growth and it holds huge potential for the African continent. The key for Africa is to adopt an innovative mindset and focus on skills development to ensure that digital transformation opportunities can be seized by Africans. Africa must become a creator, and not just a consumer, of technology in order to promote inclusive transformation.'

Vodacom will be showcasing three exciting new security features throughout the summit: Cyber Intelligence, Norton Mobile Security Solutions and Security Device manager.

Cyber Intelligence

There are two pillars to this solution: SIEM (Security Incident and Event Management) and DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service)

This function gives the user real-time log collection, Threat Analytics, incident monitoring and reporting, a dedicated security team, and more. Importantly, there are predefined rules and triggers that automatically detect when a network event needs to be investigated.

The benefit of this approach is that you won't have to buy or maintain new hardware or software, you'll get up-to-date and relevant, actionable Security Incident Data and there is a lower total cost of ownership than other solutions.

Norton Mobile Security Solutions

The employees of a Ready Business must be able to work on the move at any time of day.

That's why Vodacom has partnered with Norton Mobile Security Solutions to better manage and eliminate any and all threats to your smartphone, tablet and PC or Mac. 

Norton Mobile Security Solutions can:

  • Defend against viruses, spyware, malware and online threats.
  • Secure multiple PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones with a single subscription.
  • Help you manage protection for all your devices with an easy-to-use web portal.

Vodacom Secure Device Manager 

Vodacom Secure Device Manager is a mobile device management solution that lets users secure, monitor, manage and support their entire fleet of smartphones and tablets, allowing employees to work with their smart devices without compromising your company’s security. 

Vodacom Secure Device Manager is a web-based solution, providing flexible deployment options to meet different customer IT environments. This business solution provides your IT department with a single, integrated view of all mobile devices across the organisation, allowing you to increase help desk efficiency, reduce support costs and improve the overall support experience. The solution can be deployed as a cloud-based model (Software-as-a-Service) or on-premise installation behind the firewall.

As the South African economy evolves digitally, it is critical to ensure that it has the right skills to meet the demands of an increasingly sophisticated economy and to include more people in the digital agenda. The time for South Africa to embrace the digital economy is now.  

Vodacom's all-in-one software suite designed to keep your business secure.

Vodacom Security Solutions is a suite of security services that protect your business against threats of problematic email, spam, viruses and malicious behavior

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