MTN Business Kenya today announced the launch of MTN Managed Security as a service, a solution that adds to its array of XaaS offerings that bring peace of mind to its enterprise customers. This follows the recent release, by the Communications Authority of Kenya, of the October-December 2018 industry statistics highlighting a 91% increase in cyber threats advisories sent out to affected organisations compared to the previous quarter of July- September 2018.

“One of the main headaches today for IT security teams is keeping up with the ever-increasing cyber threats and the rise in its sophistication. We have unveiled the MTN Managed Security because breaches are on the rise and organisations are looking for more automated, ever green threat detection and remediation that is neither complicated nor involves heavy capital investments,” noted John Muraya, Senior Manager, Solutions Architect at MTN Business Kenya.
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With this launch, MTN becomes the first fully certified Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) in the market. Enterprises, large or small can now secure their IT environment on a fully managed pay as you go (OPEX) model.

MTN Managed security will give enterprise owners and security managers peace of mind as they leverage:

  • World class specialised skills and expertise that foster top notch IT security, more competently and cost effectively.
  • Constant Research and Development to always stay ahead of hackers and ensures not just prevention, using next generation firewalls but also protection, detection and mitigation.
  • Flexible pay- per- use pricing model.
  • Round the clock after sales support from MTN certified engineers.
  • Deep security incidents and event monitoring and analytics.

MTN Managed security will give enterprise owners and security managers peace of mind as they leverage:

  • Clean pipe
  • Cyber security threat assessment
  • Security analytics & monitoring (SIEM)
  • Managed firewall
  • Secure SDWAN
  • End point security

The cost of global cybercrime is increasingly mind boggling and can cripple enterprises who have not factored in IT security in their plans. Accenture (2017), points out that the average cost of a malware attack on a company is $2.4 million; the average cost in time of a malware attack is 50 days and the most expensive component of a cyber attack is information loss, which represents 43 percent of costs.

The cost of global cybercrime is increasingly mind boggling and can cripple enterprises who have not factored in IT security in their plans. Accenture (2017), points out that the average cost of a malware attack on a company is $2.4 million; the average cost in time of a malware attack is 50 days and the most expensive component of a cyber attack is information loss, which represents 43 percent of costs.

How then do you stay ahead of attackers? Can IT security teams in enterprises keep up with the advancements in the cybersecurity attack space to defend your organisation adequately?
“MTN Business Kenya is committed to remaining at the forefront of innovation, to come up with the bold and right digital solutions for our customers,” concluded Mr. Festus Kiragu, the Acting Managing Director of MTN Business Kenya.

About the MTN Group

Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a leading emerging market operator, connecting more than 200 million subscribers in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: “MTN”. MTN is pursuing its BRIGHT strategy with a major focus on growth in its data, financial services and digital businesses.