Today, botnet protection requires more than just static signature based security protection. The modern botnet is essentially a collection of proxies and hosts that are the battleground for attackers and their malicious objectives.

The compromised systems are called “bots” and tied to a command and control (C&C) server. The C&C server is used by attackers to send out instructions for the bots to execute. Once controlling the C&C server, attackers can wreak havoc on an intranet by ultimately stealing data or running ransomware.

[Santa Clara, California, April 3, 2018] /PRNewswire/ — Hillstone Networks, a leading provider of network security solutions, announced today that Info Security Products Guide has named Server Breach Detection System (sBDS), a winner in the 14th Annual 2018 Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards® in Most Innovative Security Product (Hardware) of the year; CloudView, a winner in Network Security and Management; and CloudEdge, a winner in Cloud Security.

[Tysons, Virginia and Johannesburg, South Africa, 28 March 2018] Cybreye, the leader in automated Penetration Testing and Security Assessments and Bitrate, the premier value-added-distributor of cyber security and ICT solutions in South Africa, today announced their strategic partnership and the availability of Cybreye’s services through Bitrate’s partner network of hundreds of companies across Sub-Saharan Africa.

[Santa Clara, California and South Africa, 27 March 2018] Maxta software enables Bitrate channel partners throughout Sub-Sahara Africa to build differentiated solutions in hyperconverged infrastructure market.

Maxta, a leading provider of hyperconvergence software, today announced that Bitrate, a distributor of software, hardware and IT solutions throughout sub-Sahara Africa, has added Maxta hyperconvergence software to its portfolio of emerging and disruptive technological offerings. The addition of Maxta enables Bitrate reseller partners to help customers eliminate the capital and operational expense of legacy storage architectures with an innovative and differentiated hyperconverged solution.

Perfect for Africa

I often get asked “What differentiates your solution from the competition?”

It’s a very fair question to ask which I think always should be answered in the context of the customer and their specific needs. Bitrate’s partners and customers are predominantly in Africa.

So, to answer this question in the context of our continent, we have to understand the many challenges customers in Africa face and have to successfully overcome.


[Johannesburg, 15 March 2018] Ghanaian immigrant Abe Ankumah hadn’t worked on a computer until college – now he runs a data computing firm.

Nyansa tracks network data, allowing businesses to troubleshoot issues and improve performance on client devices.

It counts roughly 30 employees, recently raised $15 million in Series B funding, and has more than 300 000 devices under constant review.

[Tysons Cnr, Virginia & Johannesburg, 6 March 2018] Communication Security Group (CSG), the pioneer and leading provider of secure call and messaging solutions for mobile devices and desktops, and Bitrate, the premier value-added-distributor of cyber security and ICT solutions in South Africa, today announced their strategic partnership and the availability of CSG’s Seecrypt secure communications products through Bitrate’s partner network of hundreds of companies across sub-Sahara Africa.


[San Jose, California, 27 February 2018] VIAVI Solutions evaluated for its completeness of vision and ability to execute.

VIAVI Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAV) has been named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics for the fifth consecutive year. (1) In the Gartner report, VIAVI Solutions is again recognised as a Leader based on the company’s completeness of vision and ability to execute. (2)

[Johannesburg, 24 January 2018] Hillstone Networks, a leading provider of network security solutions, today announced it has been named to Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems for the second year in a row.1 Hillstone Networks was also recognised in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction)2 and 2017 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls.

Hillstone Networks protects the networks of small to large enterprises with layered security

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hillstone Networks, a leading provider of network firewall solutions, today announced it has been named to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls* as well as the Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls) for the fourth consecutive year.

Networks and critical assets need to be protected from multiple postures: server front, at the perimeter and in the cloud, for a layered security defense – this is what Hillstone delivers. Hillstone has broadened its approach from a network-centric security provider to one of layered protection offering solutions that protect and monitor at the perimeter, in the cloud down to the virtual machine, as well as the server front.

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hillstone Networks, a leading provider of network security solutions, announced today that Network Products Guide, industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide, has named Hillstone intelligent Next Generation Firewall (iNGFW) a Gold winner in the 12th Annual 2017 IT World Awards® in the Enterprise Network Firewall category, and Hillstone CloudHive a Gold winner in the Cloud Security category.

These industry and peer recognitions from Network Products Guide are the world’s premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognitions in every facet of the IT industry. Winners from all over the world will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, June 26, 2017 during the 2017 SVUS Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner in San Francisco.

Everett, Wash. – June 12, 2017 – Fluke Networks is bringing increased productivity and enhanced ROI to small cable installation jobs with the addition of the DSX-600 CableAnalyzer – an affordably priced entry-level copper certifier. Designed to provide essential Category 6A and Class EA copper certification, the DSX-600 increases the efficiency of small electrical contractors who install and test copper networks.

Bitrate, value added distributor of Network Monitoring and Security solutions in the Information Technology environment, is now representing Hillstone Networks in South Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa.

Hillstone Networks are recognized for their Intelligent Next Generation Firewalls and for their incredible performance on the NSS Labs Next Generation Firewall report. They achieved a NSS Labs recommended status with the best value per protected Mbps of all the tested Next Generation Firewalls.

“This value is what our customers are looking for in the market today” says Jeroen Dubbelman MD of Bitrate, “South Africa is experiencing very tough conditions economically and enterprises are constantly searching for a combination of quality and cost effectiveness.”

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CyberRiskAware is delighted to announce the latest addition to its user security awareness training library with the launch of a Data Protection course dedicated to enabling South African companies achieve compliance with the Protection of Personal Information (PoPi) Act 2013.

The PoPi module increases our library to over 28 security topics for staff to enjoy and complements other regional Data Protection courses covering United States of America (HIPAA), United Kingdom (Data Protection Act) and Ireland (Data Protection Act and GDPR).

CyberRiskAware CEO Stephen Burke: Some 95% of security incidents are caused by human error.

Taking a “prevention is better than cure” approach to cybersecurity, Dublin start-up CyberRiskAware is targeting global markets with technology designed to train company staff to identify malicious emails and other cyber threats.

“Some 95% of security incidents are caused by human error’,’ said company founder and CEO Stephen Burke, saying that human error mainly involves the opening by staff of phishing emails containing ransomware, malware and fraudulent requests for money transfers, known as CEO fraud.

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Your mission
On 23rd of January 2017, at exactly 16.00 hrs. Central European time, you will log onto a special – super secret – webinar. One that has been created to give the casual observer the appearance of an ordinary Fluke Networks 25th Anniversary Global Celebration. Indeed, you may also think of it as ordinary – just like any other Fluke Networks 25th Anniversary Global Webinar. But you will know that this is just a facade, and you will know how to take advantage.
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AirCheck G2 allows frontline technicians to resolve 802.11ac problems quickly and efficiently

 WESTFORD, Mass. — May 17, 2016 — NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ: NTCT), a market leader in service assurance and cybersecurity solutions, today launched the next generation of the AirCheck™ Handheld Wireless Tester. This industry-leading tool is available through NETSCOUT’s recently launched CONNECT360 global channel partner program, and includes important new enhancements, such as troubleshooting and diagnosing WiFi networks built using the increasingly adopted 802.11ac standard, access point backhaul testing, and free access to the Link-Live™ Cloud dashboard for more effective results management.

Partnership Delivers Next Generation Data Center Solution to Help Customers Respond to Real-Time Needs with Efficiency and Operational Simplicity

South Africa — May 23, 2016 — Bitrate, a leading supplier of network analysis, infrastructure, security and maintenance equipment in South Africa, today announced a partnership with Stratoscale, the software company revolutionizing the data center, to deliver comprehensive, flexible and scalable data center cloud solutions to its customers.

The adoption of an Information Security Policy is an obvious step for companies who care about their own well-being, it’s an integral part of governance to ensure the protection of business. Falcongaze Analytics Center highlights what it means and why it is essential.

An Information Security Policy outlines the main principles and general concept for the setting up information security at a particular organization. It should reflect the organizations goals for security and the approved strategy for securing data. When viewed in the narrow context, an Information Security Policy describes and regulates all business processes in terms of their security.

Building a smart and effective information security infrastructure is quite a challenging task many companies cannot embrace to the full extent, which results in gaps in corporate security. You have installed an antivirus – and an employee has opened a link in a phishing email. You have set up a firewall – and a disloyal employee has emailed your Business Plan to competitors. You have implemented a DLP system – and a DDoS attack has shut your web services down. Because of the diversity of threats, companies need a comprehensive approach to the protection of information resources. Falcongaze Analytics Center compiled a list of preventive measures that will help to minimize risks, prevent leaks of confidential information and ensure the safety of business.

Cooperation between Falcongaze and Bitrate has reached a new level. The companies announce the launch of a new joint campaign: any compliance-minded company, which deals with personal data and sensitive information, can receive a free tool to make all data transfers, business communications and the level of corporate loyalty transparent and available for analysis and reporting.

Bitrate is glad to announce one of Falcongaze’s latest threat detection

Reports about security incidents have become as common as weather forecasts. At the same time, there is a clear trend concerning the fact that the number of incidents involving employees is constantly growing. Insiders can cause much more serious damage than intruders outside the company can, just because they have much more opportunities to gain access to confidential data.

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

SAN JOSE, CALIF.– Nutanix, the next-generation enterprise computing company, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems.” Nutanix believes this positioning is strong validation of its vision to make data center infrastructure invisible so IT professionals can focus on the applications and services that power their businesses.

Falcongaze announced the start of cooperation with Bitrate, which is one of the leading suppliers of solutions for security, analysis and network monitoring in South Africa. The partnership agreement between the two companies was signed to expand geographical presence of Falcongaze in the international market. This will help ensure the security needs of South African businesses regarding Data Leakage Protection are met.

Partnership to help resellers maximize revenue opportunities through selling jetNEXUS advanced load balancing products.

jetNEXUS today announced it has appointed Bitrate as a distribution partner. The partnership with Bitrate will accelerate jetNEXUS’ growth in sub-Saharan Africa, while opening up significant new revenue streams for Bitrate’s resellers through the sale of advanced load balancing technology solutions.

jetNEXUS, in association with Bitrate, will run a formal, technical accreditation programme to on-board partners and help them better understand the technology and potential sales opportunities it offers. For a limited time only, partners will have access to free technical training.

It gives us great pleasure in inviting you and your team to the Technology Bazaar, an afternoon filled with exploring the datacentre and how to keep it clean with 3 international vendors all under one roof, namely: Palo Alto Networks, Nutanix and Fluke Networks. Bitrate drew on all its resources to host a spectacular cocktail afternoon for you to come indulge especially if your daily routine is to be IN or NEAR the datacentre.

Kindly accept our invitation by registering below.

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Datacentrix, a complete ICT systems integrator that provides solutions and services across the full information value chain, has formed a strategic partnership with Bitrate to deliver award-winning network and application analysis, monitoring and troubleshooting solutions from Fluke Networks.

Fluke Networks, a Danaher Corporation-owned company, is a world leader in developing solutions that enable enterprises to gain comprehensive performance visibility across wired and wireless network infrastructure. The solutions are renowned for solving the toughest network and application performance issues.


Control it all with the new DSX-5000 CableAnalyzer
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The new Versiv has been designed to accelerate every step on the path from project planning and instrument setup to system acceptance. Its revolutionary ProjX™ Management System puts you in control of up to 100 projects simultaneously. It is designed to get more jobs done first time right with less supervision. Thanks to ProjX the typical project and setup related problems that can seriously impact the profitability of a project, are prevented.


See the OptiView XG in action during live webinar hosted by Tony Fortunato, Senior Network Performance Specialist with The Technology Firm. Troubleshooting performance problems in today’s networks and data centers is only getting more complex. The growth of 10G links, virtualization, and cloud computing all bring their own analysis challenges. And the last thing you need are hard-to-use tools that are complex in themselves or require extensive training before you can effectively use them.

We invite you and your colleagues to attend our VSS Monitoring Seminar

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Join Mikko Kiukkanen, VSS Monitoring EMEA Regional Sales Manager, to understand the differences between Network TAPS and Network Packet Brokers; as well as how to optimise  the effectiveness of your network security and performance tools while reducing costs.



By Kirk O’Connor – Sr. Product Manager- Managed Services – Visual Network Systems

Last night in Washington, DC, I was driving home in a severe thunderstorm that had blinding lightning flashes and thundering canon booms. Two weeks ago we had lost power for 5 days in my home during the sweltering, summer heat and it was not pleasant (understatement). I was worried about losing power at the house and after checking in via the mobile phone, my mind wandered back to the office and work. If I was losing power at home, how would this storm impact my company’s network? Would I return to the office with a lack of insight into what devices or applications were up or down, for how long, etc.? Then I smiled.

As the network environment expands and matures, simple aggregators are no longer able to handle the complex requirements that network monitoring and security solutions demand. Network Packet Brokers (NPBs), a newly defined category, are designed to work with both the existing and future monitoring and security solutions to ensure that they can optimally analyze and protect customer networks.


July 19, 2012 – Fluke Networks today announced the MultiFiber™ Pro Optical Power Meter and Light Source, the industry’s first MPO (Multi-Fiber Push On) fiber trunk tester that validates the performance of all 12 trunk fibers in a single test and reduces testing time by nearly 95 percent. MPO fiber trunks are the backbone for 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps high-speed data centers – the fastest growing segment in the industry.