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Opportunities abound in SA cloud market

Ralph Berndt The recent launch of multinational data centres in the country and the pipeline of new ones arriving in the next few years will fundamentally change the cloud market in South Africa. Ralph Berndt, sales and marketing director at Syrex, believes organisations who have been previously undecided about the cloud, have now woken up […]

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Syrex supports Blair Atholl Primary Farm School for Mandela Day

Syrex has partnered with the SAME Foundation to help the Blair Atholl Primary Farm School in Lanseria. Each year the SAME Foundation selects one of its beneficiaries as the recipient of the Mandela Day initiative. On 18 July, it was the turn of Blair Atholl Primary to benefit from a day full of fun and […]

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Journey to the cloud

Getting to grips with cloud security and data migration to the cloud

Syrex, in conjunction with its partners Redstor, Mimecast, Microsoft and Check Point, will be hosting an exclusive panel discussion examining the security, compliance, and technical aspects surrounding the migration of data to the cloud on the 19th of July at the Bryanston Country Club. “Thanks to the arrival of hyper-scale cloud providers in South Africa, […]

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Changing the SA data management, cloud backup, and recovery landscape

Even though the Syrex and Redstor partnership was formalised last year, the journey towards it began more than two decades ago. Part of this can be attributed to how technology has shifted towards off-premise environments and the importance of safeguarding the data residing there. “Over the past 23 years, Syrex has tried numerous technologies that […]

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Syrex delivers perimeter security of the future

The partnership between Syrex and Check Point Software Technologies has gone from strength-to-strength over the past three years with the South African ICT solutions provider using it to provide local clients with a unique approach to next-generation firewalls. “At the time, we went to the CeBIT computer expo in Germany to evaluate different vendors. The […]

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Email security essential in the digital age

A relationship that began many years ago with the migration of the Syrex secure email gateway services to Mimecast has evolved into a partnership for the future as companies need to become increasingly cyber resilient to protect themselves against malicious email attacks, says Ralph Berndt, Director of Sales at Syrex. “The advanced product features of […]

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Smart Security for the SME

Securing the end point with enterprise-ready technology was traditionally outside the budget of the SME, but that’s in the past, says Ralph Berndt, Director, Sales at Syrex. The enterprise has traditionally been the first served with a large variety of security services based on bigger budgets and plenty of functionality. It is to those with […]

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Is your business Cyber Resilient?

With data being likened to the oil of the digital age, decision-makers cannot afford to ignore evolving cyber threats especially given recent examples of ransomware attacks targeting local companies. Ralph Berndt, Director of Sales at cyber resilience experts Syrex, examines the importance of thinking differently about cyber security. “International research shows that 54 percent of […]

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Where innovation and policy intersect

Section 1 – Setting the scene SDN has become increasingly popular, but what does it actually do? The truth is, it means different things to different people. Although it’s a bit of an umbrella term, it essentially comes down to programmers configuring networks to send data down specific paths, rather than leaving it up to network protocols to show the way. […]

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