Johannesburg – March 28, 2023: Fast-growing South African cyber security specialist, Obscure Technologies, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with BeyondTrust, the worldwide leader in intelligent identity and access security, for the distribution of its entire portfolio in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.

BeyondTrust’s integrated platform and solutions protect identities, access, and endpoints across the environment, enabling identity and access to be secured, monitored and managed. BeyondTrust’s solutions have been recognized as leaders by the top industry experts and analysts globally. BeyondTrust is named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management (PAM), as well as a Customers' Choice in the ​Gartner®​ Peer Insights™ "Voice of the Customer: Privileged Access Management".

Obscure Technologies MD, Justin Lee, says: “We have seen growing demand in the local market for PAM, notably within enterprises with mature security and compliance policy frameworks.

BeyondTrust will address the needs of companies moving towards Governance, Risk and Compliance maturity and Zero Trust architectures, including enterprises in the financial services, retail, manufacturing, education, healthcare, legal and public sectors.”

Obscure Technologies is continually adding best of breed products to its stack: “The addition of BeyondTrust to our portfolio positions us – and our valued partners – to address changing requirements as customers in our market approach GRC maturity,” Lee says.

Obscure Technologies CTO, Francois van Hirtum, notes that the partnership is in line with Obscure Technologies’ strategy of going to market with brands that complement each other. “BeyondTrust integrates with other vendors in our portfolio, such as Okta, Tenable and Palo Alto Networks,” he says.

“BeyondTrust has been expanding our presence significantly in Africa over the past few years, and we are now helping a growing number of top Enterprise companies and organizations with securing their identities and privileges”, says John Hathaway, Regional Vice President of India, Middle East and Africa at BeyondTrust. “We know how crucial it is to have the right alignment with a strong channel ecosystem in order to not only optimize our coverage and visibility, but also to make sure that our local VARs are delivering the best level of services to BeyondTrust’s end customers. We are confident that Obscure Technologies will enable our customers and partners to achieve their goals.”

About Obscure Technologies

Obscure Technologies was founded in 2016 by a group of specialist security professionals whose combined IP and experience has been gained through working for and with global IT and security giants, over the years. We specialise in bringing the world leading security solutions to market. Obscure Technologies operates throughout the African continent.

We remain at the forefront of world and local security technology trends through our strategic partnerships with leading vendors. Moreover, we deliver end to end innovative technology solutions to our partner community. Further information:

About BeyondTrust

BeyondTrust is the global cybersecurity leader protecting Paths to Privilege™. Our identity-centric approach goes beyond securing privileges and access, empowering organizations with the most effective solution to manage the entire identity attack surface and neutralize threats, whether from external attacks or insiders.

BeyondTrust is leading the charge in transforming identity security to prevent breaches and limit the blast radius of attacks, while creating a superior customer experience and operational efficiencies. We are trusted by 20,000 customers, including 75 of the Fortune 100, and our global ecosystem of partners.

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