Why Choose Us

In partnership with Micro Focus, BeachHead & LiveVault. Altonet assists organizations to discover, analyse, manage and secure their information assets. With many years' experience of consulting and solution delivery, Altonet ensures that enterprises and clients have the tools in place that support an holistic approach to the management and governance of their information.


Discover, Manage and Protect your structured and unstructured data.


Our Sales and Technical staff are certified by Microfocus.


All products carry 24/7 email and telephonic support.


Our staff have a combined experience of almost 50 years in the IMG sector!

Micro Focus Gold Partner

We offer a wide range of services from Microfocus assisting organizations identify where and what sensitive data resides on various applications, databases and servers.

Altonet History

Originally established as Alto Network Communications (Pty) Ltd in 2004, the name was later was changed to Altonet (Pty) Ltd in 2008, because that became the name that everyone used!

Started as an Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), Altonet later diversified into information management, and the ISP division was sold off 01 March 2015, which means that Altonet has since then only been focused on the corporate market for IMG (information Management and Governance).

Altonet is a Specialist Partner and reseller of Micro Focus Data Protector for backup of servers, both virtual and regular, Connected for backup of endpoint devices, as well as all sectors of the Information Management and Governance sector of Micro Focus including Content Manager and Control Point. Lastly, Altonet is a distributor and reseller of Beachhead Solutions for SimplySecure encryption of end point devices in South Africa, with certified engineers for all of these products.

As a Value-Added-Reseller, Altonet has sold to, and supports, licensed versions of these products to customers as diverse as Transnet National Ports Authority, Transnet Capital Projects and Corporate, PwC, Hernic Ferrochrome, Smollan and Cliffe Dekker and Hofmeyr.

During 2020, Altonet will be establishing a “vault” for its customers using Data Protector, so that customers can make use of cloud-based data storage (or “SaaS” - Software as a Service) for their servers for servers. Altonet will initially be storing over 40Tb’s of customers de-duped and compressed data, representing well over 100Tb’s of data protected. Such cloud-based servers are in Johannesburg, and are naturally in 2 separate locations separated by recommended distances.

Beachhead’s SimplySecure is a web-managed security systems for all static and mobile devices. It covers both PC and Mac OS’s as well as tablets, phones and USB devices. This features remote policy control for all devices covered, as well as enforced encryption, remote data wipe and remote data quarantine. Once a device is reported lost or stolen, such statuses are invoked regardless of internet connections, unlike competing products. Altonet is currently protecting over 1 000 seats using BSS. There is increasing interest in SimplySecure due to devices carrying strategic information being lost or stolen, which is spurred on by the recently enacted PoPI Act


Gareth is a CA(SA) with a CTA and an MA (Applied Ethics for Professionals) from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has over 30 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications sector, which includes 5 years as Financial Director of Foneworx Holdings – now Cognition Holdings.

Mandla holds a BA from Rhodes University and a MBL from Unisa. He runs a SAP consulting firm which also does outsourced work for Accenture.