To Provide Cybersecurity and Privacy to more than 43 Million Customers

Cheyenne, Wyoming, May 16, 2019. BlackFog, Inc. today announced that it has partnered with Vodacom in order help provide cybersecurity and privacy solutions to more than 43 million Vodacom customers.

With 2017 research reporting that over 95% of African businesses are operating below what is known as the ‘cyber-security poverty line’, Africa is becoming a target for cyber-criminals. As a result, cybersecurity and privacy are critical issues for their customers.

As a leading supplier of telecommunications, infrastructure and enterprise software in South Africa and in Africa, Vodacom through this partnership, seeks to ensure that its customers have the best of breed solution available to protect them from today’s increasingly sophisticated online threats.

BlackFog provides on-device data privacy and fileless cybersecurity, crucial in today’s threat landscape as 77% of cyber-attacks are reported to be fileless and 10x more likely to succeed. BlackFog consists of 12 layers of defense against ransomware, spyware, malware, phishing and unauthorized data collection and profiling.

Vodacom Executive Head for Cyber Security, Sunjay Ramessur said: “BlackFog’s unique approach to cybersecurity and data loss using outbound data protection was an important part of the decision process. We are excited to offer this solution to our customers.””

Dr. Darren Williams, CEO of BlackFog said: “BlackFog is excited to partner with Vodacom to bring data privacy and cybersecurity protection to its customers across all mobile and desktop platforms. Today’s cyber-attacks are more sophisticated than ever, and we know that Hackers will always find a way into the network. Whereas most solutions focus on trying to stop an attacker from getting in or after they have already done damage, we focus on prevention. By preventing data loss, data profiling and data collection, we can detect attacks in real-time, stopping threats and preventing them from stealing data.”

About BlackFog

Founded in 2015, BlackFog was born to combat the growing number of online threats targeting your personal and corporate data. Hackers will get into your network; BlackFog stops them getting out. Through a layered approach to security, BlackFog spots in real-time, when an attacker is trying to remove unauthorised data from your device / network and stops them in their tracks. Consisting of 12 layers of defense against ransomware, spyware, malware, phishing, unauthorized data collection and profiling, BlackFog blocks over 24 million threats across mobile and desktop endpoints around the world, protecting organizations’ data and privacy, and strengthening their GDPR compliance.

BlackFog, Inc. is a privately held corporation based out of Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA. For more information about BlackFog, visit www.blackfog.com or contact media at blackfog.com

About Vodacom

Vodacom is a leading African communications company providing a wide range of communication services, including mobile voice, messaging, data, financial and converged services to over 109 million (including Safaricom) customers. Vodacom is majority owned by Vodafone (60.5% holding), one of the world’s largest communications companies by revenue.

For media enquiries please contact Andile April, Senior Media & Communications Manager, Vodacom Business Cell: 082 9490 834 / E-mail: Andile.april@vodacom.co.za