In this post we’re going to take a look at 10 leading South African cyber security companies – so whether you’re looking for a company to partner up with or want to apply for a job with some leading companies, you’re going to find this post useful! But, before we get started, let’s take a quick general look at what cyber security companies do and what they offer.
What do cyber security companies do?
Cyber security companies in South Africa usually provide a wide scope of services related not only to cyber security but also IT and cloud computing, and network and internet solutions, to name but a few.
When it comes to their cyber security offering they generally offer system testing and consulting, security risk assessments, and audits as well as assistance with legal and IT compliance.
Services offered by cyber security companies
A cyber security company can perform a penetration test which will essentially determine whether there are any weaknesses in your system security. They can then advise your company on how these can be addressed.
Cyber security companies will also be able to assist companies when they have experienced a data breach incident and need outside assistance to manage their response. They will assist in determining whether a breach has occurred, in reporting the breach, in responding appropriately, and restoring the company to normalcy by responding to the breach and initiating recovery.
Before we take a look at the list of companies, please take note that I’ve listed these in alphabetical order and not in order of size or popularity. Also if you know of any other great cyber security companies in South Africa that I’ve left out, please let me know in the comments!
10 leading cyber security companies in South Africa
#10 Westech Connected Intelligence
With more than 27 years of experience in their field, Westech is one of South Africa’s most established IT services providers and offer a long-list of comprehensive services.
They provide constant onsite and offsite support, and have a branch in Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg. They make use of the best and latest technologies and best practices to ensure that your IT security is top-notch.
Westech’s IT security services
- Anti-virus and anti-spam
- Email security
- Firewall service
- Managed IDS
- Fortigate reports
- Vulnerability and penetration testing
- WAN optimisation
- EndPoint protection
- Monitoring and security of mobile devices
- Cloud web filtering
- Two factor authentication services
If you’re looking to partner up with a cyber security specialist that will quickly identify your security needs, take charge, and provide you with a quick and comprehensive service, Westech is a fantastic option.
Magix leverage their specialists and partners to provide organisations with the most comprehensive and robust cyber security services in South Africa.
With more than 16 years in the business and a highly specialised team of forensic and risk and compliance officers, they’re ready to serve you with a tailor-made security package.
With partners such as Comsec, Checkmarx, ObserveIT, and SentinelOne, Magix has the network and support to deliver exceptional value to their customers.
Magix’s services include managed services, Cyber fraud solutions, penetration testing, and governance and compliance services.
Security test and assessments
Web application scanning
Phishing campaigns and training
Landynamix is a specialised IT service provider that has been serving hundreds of customers since 2006. They believe in empowering you, the customer, to select the ideal IT service company by asking the right questions. They recommend that you consider how long the company has been in business, who their clients are, and that you compare service offering from multiple companies.
Landynamix believe that their strength lies in their superior technical skills and knowledge, their solid infrastructure, their culture and innovative outlook, their track record of delivering, and their commitment to fostering long-term relationships with their customers.
IT security offerings by Landynamix
- Managed IT security
- Firewalls and antivirus solutions
- Patch management
- Email and WiFi security
#7 It Lab
It Lab leverage their strong global network to provide services internationally. In addition to their Cape Town branch, It Lab also have branches in the UK, specifically Manchester and London. Some of their partners include Cyberdyne, IT Centric, and Precept IT.
Delivering excellence and exceeding expectations
It Lab focuses nurturing relationships with clients by remaining accountable, responsive, and dedicated to delivering the best possible service. They also have high standard for staff members who are expected to always go above and beyond to deliver more than what their clients expect.
These are not only people who are at the top of their industry but also those who are passionate about making a difference and know how to think outside of the box.
IT Lab’s cyber security services
- SOC and incident response
- Penetration testing and red teaming
- Managed assurance service
- Social engineering and user awareness training
- Cyber strategy and consultancy services
#6 Da Vinci Cybersecurity
Da Vinci Cybersecurity are a global service provider that was established in 2014. They pride themselves in being able to quickly adapt to changing environments and ensure they maintain their commitment to their core values.
Da Vinci Cybersecurity have partnered up with a handful of reliable companies such as Juniper Networks, Hewlett Packard, and Check Point among others.
Services by by Da Vinci Cybersecurity
Da Vinci Cybersecurity offer a long list of services which includes cyber fraud investigations, insurance, phishing simulation, malware and virus removal, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessments. Their managed services offer you risk profile assessment and profiling and website audits. They also offer Microsoft Azure, data protection, and information security and ISO training courses.
Additional services offered
- Cyber insurance
- Domain testing
- Digital forensics
Cytex are one of the leading cyber security companies in South African and offer solutions in the form of advice, protection, monitoring, and governance and compliance.
Their focus is on providing a holistic service that takes into account an organisation’s people, processes, systems, technologies, and growth trajectories to provide the ideal security advice, products, and services.
Risk management services by Cytex
Cytex will work with your organisation to help design and implement the ideal security infrastructure by assessing your data sensitivities, existing infrastructure, and applications. All their services are designed to be seamlessly integrated into a company and merge with its objectives. Risk management services include:
Risk and fraud assessments
- Security analysis
- Security design
- Penetration testing
- Hardening surveys and cookbooks
In terms of protection, Cytex offers policies and procedures development support, strategic planning for c-level management, and security awareness and training.
They also have a Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) with a highly skilled team that includes threat detection specialists, forensic experts, incident responders, and malware and intelligence analysts.
These specialists make use of leading technologies and resources to provide the control, management, and monitoring you can rely on.
Cloudbox believes in the power of their people who are amongst the most skilled and experienced in their respective fields. With cloud-based IT and all the related services that Cloudbox offers, adaptability and innovation are key. This is why they strive to partner up with their clients to ensure a long-term relationship that allows for side-by-side growth and expansion.
Cyber security services offered by Cloudbox
- Threat and intrusion detection, incident management and investigation, and vulnerability monitoring and management
- Protection and monitoring of computer hardware
- Penetration testing and vulnerability testing
- Testing, training, and reporting of phishing tests
- Monitoring of dark web
- Login management tools for employees and multifactor authentication solutions
- Email threat protection and VPN
Cloudbox also offers a wide range of automation services including a range of Microsoft solutions related to data analytics, business process application development, and efficiency boosting technology with powerful automation.
#3 Blue Turtle
Blue Turtle is a tech company with a wide range of products and services related to IT infrastructure, operations, and management. They’re one of the country’s leading technology companies and have a unique, integrated approach to IT which ensures their clients are beyond satisfied.
They will tailor solutions to specifically meet your company’s needs in an efficiency-focused way. Operations, configurations, network security, database monitoring, identity and access management, governance and compliance, and risk assessments and reviews.
By partnering up with a network of the world’s leading technology companies they are able to deliver only the best IT risk and security services.
Network security offers
In terms of network security Blue Turtle offers cyber attack mitigation, vulnerability assessment, interne security solutions, and BYOD security. BYOD stands for “Bring Your Own Device” and refers to security measures that need to be put in place to ensure personal devices that are used at work do not become a risk to the organisation.
AVeS is an award-winning IT governance and architectural services provider who service Southern Africa with unmatched skill, expertise, and dedication. They have more than 23 years of experience and strive to use this experience to bring their clients simple and effective solutions.
They make use of a six-step methodology that begins with a holistic strategy and operation assessment and results in the adoption and implementation of custom solutions to deliver their services to their clients.
AVeS IT & ICS security
AVeS made use of a “lean approach” that takes into account processes, people, organisational culture, and technology to assess, develop and maintain IT & ICS security systems that truly meet a client’s needs.
Their services cover:
- IT strategy
- Incident response
- Training and awareness
ASG is one of the leading cyber security companies in South Africa, ASG are dedicated to ensuring their client’s data and IT systems are protected by minimising the risk of data breaches.
Their services are split into systems monitoring, systems administration, and systems risk consulting. They offer all new clients a free two-hour security assessment consultation to get the relationships started on the right foot and ensure you feel confident that you’ve selected the right cyber security company.
ASG offers the following IT security services
- CCTV Camera
- Managed Encryption
- Cloud Security Scanner
- Access Control Systems
- Vulnerability Assessments
- Managed IT Security and Firewalls