POPI compliance is gaining momentum in South Africa.

Sophos can help.

Sophos helps your POPI compliance program by addressing POPI Condition 7 on “Security Safeguards,” which includes security measures that parties must comply with to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of personal information.

Perimeter Defence

Protect your network with advanced threat protection, IPS, sandboxing, web and email protection, and more, all available on XG Firewall. Get coordinated defence against advanced attacks with Synchronized Security, which allows Sophos’ best-of-breed products to share threat, system health, and security information in real time.

Protect Your Data

Protect your endpoints from data-stealing malware with Intercept X. Secure data on mobile devices with encrypted containers from Sophos Mobile, centrally managed on Sophos Central. Protect your data wherever it goes with SafeGuard Encryption. Get policy-based encryption for VPN tunnels and secure your emails with SPX encryption, all available on our next-gen XG Firewall.

Control Access to Data

Get user-based next-gen controls over applications, web surfing, and other network resources with XG Firewall. Authenticate users for access to specific files/folders with user- or group-specific keys with SafeGuard Encryption. Sophos Central protects privileged and administrator accounts with advanced two-factor authentication.

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POPI Compliance : A Refresher

The Protection of Personal Information Act, commonly referred to as POPI, is South Africa's data protection law. The POPI Act regulates how personal information of individuals in South Africa is collected, stored, processed, and shared.

Non-compliance with POPIcan lead to fines of up to R10 million and imprisonment for 1-10 years, in addition to the loss to reputation and potential income.


A recent report revealed that the personal information of over 30 million residents in South Africa has been leaked online. Intended to ensure to the constitutional right to privacy, POPI regulates how personal information is processed and aims to strike a balance between the right to privacy of individuals and the availability and access to this information by the public and private bodies.

“Enterprise database security the answer to complying with the POPI Act”: DataCentreNews, Nov 19, 2017

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This is not an exhaustive review of all elements of the Regulation, nor is it legal advice. Please consult your own legal experts if required.