Clavister opens office in North Africa to drive growth in the region


Clavister, a leading security provider for fixed, mobile and virtual network environments, has announced the opening of an office in North Africa to give direct sales and technical support to its customers and partners in the whole region.

To ensure customers gets the best of sale services and technical support, 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 has been put together by Clavister. This team will be headed by Mounia Benbouzid as Area Manager, Africa.

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%.

VP Global Enterprise for Clavister, Stephan Schmidt 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,”

He added, “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.”

With its range of advanced Next Generation Firewalls, both virtual and regular gateway security solutions, and platforms specifically designed for mobile network operators to secure their next-generation networks, Clavister is poised to help customers across West and North Africa to handle their cyber-security challenges.

Clavister recently signed a distribution agreement with Defis & Strategies, a supplier and consultancy for IT, info-security and telecoms solutions in sub-Saharan Africa, with more strong partnerships expected to follow.

Clavister was founded in Sweden in 1997. Its award-winning solutions give enterprises, local and federal governments, cloud service providers and telecoms operators the highest levels of protection against current and new threats, and unmatched reliability.

The company is a member of Intel’s Network Builders program, a cross-industry initiative that enables telcos to build and manage business-critical infrastructures, with lower capital and operating costs.

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