We are opening a North African office to give direct sales and technical support to our customers and partners in the region. This follows our recent distribution agreement with Defis & Strategies, a leading supplier and consultancy for IT, infosecurity and telecoms solutions in sub-Saharan Africa, and will lead to further partnerships to help accelerate and drive growth.
Heading up Clavister North Africa is Mounia Benbouzid, Area Manager, Africa. She will lead a team of sales and technical engineers with a total of over 40 years experience of selling and supporting security solutions in the African market from Stonesoft and other leading vendors.
The new team will help to further drive Clavister’s expansion in the African cyber-security market, which is expected to grow from $920 million in 2015 to $2.3 billion in 2020, with a compounded annual growth rate of 20%.
Stephan Schmidt, VP Global Enterprise for Clavister said: “The African continent is a huge potential cybersecurity market, and by establishing Clavister Africa, we can deliver even better sales and technical support to our partners and customers, which will help to further accelerate our growth in the region. There is a strong demand for security solutions that have no backdoors that could be exploited by criminals or state-sponsored external parties, and we are now ideally positioned to become a leader in this fast-growing market. We have an incredibly strong team in place.”