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IT and Telecoms: Business Connexion signs on as McAfee ElitePartner


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Business Connexion has strengthened its securitysolutions capability by signing a partnership agreement with securitysoftwarevendor McAfee. With ?Gauteng based Business ConnexionÂ’s nationwide reach and extensiveclient base, this partnership is expected to substantiate the companyÂ’scapability in the provision of complete security solutions whilefurtherextending McAfeeÂ’s footprint in the enterprise security market.
As aMcAfee SecurityAlliance ElitePartner, Business Connexion is at the toplevel ofthe vendorÂ’s tiered partnership model, demonstrating its commitment tocustomer satisfaction, competency and revenue growth.  says JasonOÂ’Reilly, McAfee country manager, comments, “Partners at this levelhave the closest working relationship with McAfee and receive adedicatedEnterprise Support Technician, available 24x7, and a named SalesAccountManager,” he says.

’Reillygoes on to explain that the company looks to its partners to add to thevalueof its solutions for end users. “As a trusted advisor to its clients,Business Connexion is able to provide strategic direction with thebacking ofsound technology solutions,” he says.
EricMcGee, Divisional Manager: Information Security at Business Connexionsays theorganisation has invested substantially in creating a complete securitysolutions portfolio to meet the diverse needs of its client base.“Vendorpartnerships, such as the one with McAfee, are essential for thedelivery ofsecure IT solutions,” he says.
Pointingout that partner certification is skills-driven; McGee notes that thecompanyhas made the necessary investments in people. “Business Connexion hasexceeded the requirements of the ElitePartner programme. In addition,we havefurther technical resources within the regions to support deliverycountrywide,” he says.
Notably,adds McGee, the McAfee solution range includes the capability forprovidingmanaged security services. “As the country’s premier managedservices provider, this dovetails with our existing security servicesoffering,” he says.
Demandfor McAfee solutions is client-driven, McGee continues. “Already wehavekey clients using McAfee, while many more are requesting thesesolutions– and that’s across outsourced and non-outsourced clients.”

O’Reillyadds that he is impressed with the vigour with which Gauteng-based Business Connexionhasembraced McAfee. “In just a short period of time, Business Connexionhas exceededthe highest partner requirements. This level of commitment bodes wellfor thefuture,” he concludes.

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