Kaspersky Lab has launched a new partner program in Africa, aimed at managed service providers (MSPs) that already offer security services or would like to add them to their current portfolio. According to the cybersecurity firm the program is designed to help MSP’s expand their client base, particularly within the SMB market and also satisfy the demand from customers looking to outsource IT functions including security. Riaan Badenhorst, Managing Director, Kaspersky Lab Africa says: “Kaspersky Lab’s MSP Program was created specifically to meet the needs of partners who want to grow their managed service offerings in cybersecurity without additional administrative overheads or resources. The program is based on the world’s most tested, most awarded multi-layered security solutions. It allows MSP partners to secure the complete customer infrastructure, from mobile devices and desktops to physical and virtual servers, with our comprehensive portfolio that can be delivered both on-premises or from the cloud.”
MSPs that sign up to the new program and meet specific criteria, are eligible for what the company calls “special privileges and benefits” including exclusive access to volume based pricing with a separate MSP price list, monthly licensing, as well as product and security training and certification, among others.
MSP looking to engage the program must be a provider of managed services, must purchase licenses from a distributor affiliated with Kaspersky Lab and must provide first line support to customers.
The company also states that managed service providers can choose between cloud and on-premise models.
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While many Australians spend Anzac Day off work, Royal Australian Navy personnel around the world will remain on watch, contributing to global security, stability and prosperity.
On operations in countries as far from home as Afghanistan and South Sudan, in regions such as the Middle East and in waters offAustralia s northern borders. Their work is 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, but they will take some time off on 25 April to honour the sacrifices made by past and present service men and women. HMAS Ballarat is on a three-month deployment to South East Asia and will take part in a dawn service at Kranji War Memorial inSingapore with New Zealand service personnel.
Commanding Officer Ballarat Commander David Landon said this year s Anzac Day service would be poignant as South East Asiahad been an important theatre during both World Wars.
Anzac Day tends to bring the crew even closer together and forges a greater bond, particularly because you are away from home with what is a close-knit group of people with a common purpose, he said.
Anzac Day in Singapore will be very special in its own right, noting the history there, and the fact we will be joining personnel from the Royal New Zealand Navy will make for a fantastic experience.
Commander Landon said Anzac Day served as a reminder to all of the nature of war and the ultimate sacrifice that many made in past and current conflicts.
Anzac Day is always important to deployed officers and sailors alike. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the past, our traditions and also an opportunity to look ahead to the future and appreciate what we may be called upon to do in the service of the nation, he said. Ballarat s mission while deployed is to strengthen Australian relationships in South East Asia by participating in a series of maritime exercises.
The ship recently conducted exercises with the People’s Liberation Army – Navy and will mark the Republic of Singapore Navy s 50th anniversary by taking part in the country s International Maritime Review on 5 May.
Sister-ship, HMAS Arunta and her crew of almost 200 will also be on duty for Anzac Day.
Deployed to the Middle East region for nine months, her mission as part of a Combined Maritime Forces is to conduct security operations, including deterring terrorists and the trade of narcotics that fund them.
The ship has already seized 800 kilograms of hashish with an estimated street value of $36 million in a boarding in March this year. Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Duncan MacRae said the ship’s company were looking forward to Anzac Day as it marked the start of the second phase of their deployment.
“Commemorating Anzac Day on operations has a special significance especially for those onboard who have deployed for the first time,” he said.
“We will commemorate Anzac Day alongside in Bahrain before we get back into the rigour of preparing Arunta for sea as we start more counter terrorism patrols in Middle Eastern waters, Lieutenant Commander MacRae said.
“I am very proud to be a part of this crew and the way they have conducted their mission so far.
“Many of us will use Anzac Day as a time to reflect on our own service and those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in war.”
LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)
COLUMBUS The Ohio Military Facilities Commission has recommended that $2.5 million be granted to the179th Airlift Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard, according to State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario). If approved, the grant money would assist with a $4 million project to relocate a portion of a civilian used taxiway away from the security perimeter of the C-130 Hercules aircraft ramp. The ramp is used by the 179th Airlift Wing to deliver cargo for disaster relief efforts and other domestic emergencies. By relocating the taxiway, multiple deviations to military standards related to the distance between the taxiway and the installation s fence-line, roadway, and parking apron would be eliminated.
The new taxiway will connect the parking and maintenance areas of the military airfield with the runways and provide access to hangars, docks, parking aprons and pads within the minimum required distance of 400 feet from the runway s centerline.
The mission of the 179th is critical to our nation, state, and the Mansfield community, Romanchuk said. This new investment will strengthen our position with the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) that will inevitably happen in the future. The Ohio Military Facilities Commission and $5 million in funding was authorized through Ohio House Bill 64, the state operating budget in the 131st General Assembly. The 179th Airlift Wing and Toledo s 180th Fighter Wing, also of the Ohio Air National Guard, were granted funds out of 10 applicants. The requests for the next stage have been submitted to the Office of Budget and Management and the Controlling Board for review. The National Guard will provide the remaining $1.5 million in federally matching funds for the Mansfield project.
The Airlift Wing has operated out of the Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport since 1948.