As the threat of cybercrime increases, two of Wales' brightest tech companies have joined forces to help protect businesses.

Swansea-based IT support company has partnered with Newport consultancy Wolfberry Cyber Security to offer mid to large businesses a simple solution to the fight against cybercrime.

Wolfberry, an ethical hacking company, has offices in London and Dubai and helps organisations identify and manage cyber risks across a variety of sectors.

It recently won the Digital Technology Business of the Year at the South Wales Argus Business Awards.

Wolfberry CEO Damon Rands said: "Cybercriminals are actively targeting businesses of all sizes and a report earlier this year by insurance firm Hiscox revealed that 55 per cent of businesses had already faced an attack in 2019, up 40 per cent from 2018, and almost 75 per cent of firms were ranked as novices in terms of cyber readiness.

"Even the big firms who are perceived to have the resources in place to prevent cybercrime are vulnerable," said director Steve Bain, "so it's no surprise that smaller firms are being targeted as the IT security systems in place are either non-existent or in many instances, out of date."

"Identifying the weak-points within a company's IT infrastructure is key to protecting the organisation," said Damon, "but it takes a lot of time and resource to manually check every computer within an organisation for weaknesses which is why we developed the Viper."

Roughly the size of a flash pen, the Viper is a gamechanger for IT security testing as it plugs directly into the computer and runs a real-time report which can be seen live by the tech team at Wolfberry.

"We test for a range of weaknesses," said Damon, "from outdated software that is sat in the background of the computer to third-party apps that may have weak security features; most businesses are unaware of their IT weak points which is why the Viper is vital."

While the Viper reports in real-time to the tech team at Wolfberry, it doesn't access any files, web addresses or data, so privacy is always maintained, but what it does reveal is an eye-opener.

"The Viper can see the hackers and viruses attempting to penetrate the computer in real-time, enabling us to inform the client where they have weaknesses and where the threat is coming from," continued Damon.

While continually identifying and monitoring threats through Viper is of critical importance, it is just as important to plug those gaps, which is where can help. is an award-winning IT support company with offices throughout the UK who see first-hand the impact of cybercrime and understand the importance of IT security.

"The synergy between our two businesses is powerful," said Steve.

"Wolfberry identifies the security issue and our team can fix it - it's as simple as that and with our own team member, Richard Williams, based with the Wolfberry tech-team in Newport, we can react quickly."