Beachhead Solutions, provider of cloud-managed PC & mobile device encryption, security, and data access control for businesses and managed service providers (MSPs), has announced a strategic partnership with ITBlue Solutions.

Pairing Beachhead’s built-for-MSP platform with ITBlue’s security-focused consulting and managed services will enable the Cape Town-headquartered IT provider to secure data and devices for the auditing and accounting businesses it works with across South Africa.

Beachhead is a Silicon Valley-based security company working with MSPs and businesses around the world.

ITBlue will now be working with Beachhead as its newest authorised MSP partner in the country. ITBlue will offer a managed service encompassing comprehensive data encryption and device access control to thoroughly safeguard sensitive data on auditor- and accountant-used devices.

The Beachhead platform includes protections for Windows and Mac computers and laptops, USB storage devices, physical or virtual Windows Servers, and offers expanded mobile device management (MDM) capabilities for iOS & Android phones and tablet. All device management is cloud-based via the BeachheadSecure for MSPs platform.

Theuns Smuts from ITBlue says: “Lax security safeguards and insufficient investments for properly protecting data remains far too common in the auditing and accounting industries. It is imperative that auditing and accounting firms – especially smaller ones, as well as independent accounting and tax practitioners – plug their vulnerabilities to protect and secure the sensitive and confidential data files stored on their devices. This also must include proper safeguards for the volume of third-party personal data from the legal entities and individuals (data subjects) they process to meet the requirements of the POPI Act.”

“We’ve designed BeachheadSecure to be effective, practical, affordable, and transparent to the end user, to meet the needs of South African MSPs and their clients,” said Amit Parbhucharan, GM: EMEA and Asia at Beachhead Solutions. “To that end, we’re excited to now partner with ITBlue and to provide them and their audit, accounting, and tax industry clients with a trusted solution for data and device security. They have earned their reputation as an expert managed service provider and IT consultant for businesses across South Africa, and we’re glad to now be a part of their story.”