Gigamon: The nine most vital network security best practices

Gigamon: The nine most vital network security best practices

Sam Kumarsamy, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Gigamon, says it’s an old truism that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. He adds that while this saying is relevant in most aspects of daily life, it becomes especially appropriate when applied to business network security.     [caption…

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Telecommunications giant Omantel launches Optiva charging engine

Telecommunications giant Omantel launches Optiva charging engine

Regional Middle East telecom leader acts on its Digital Transformation strategy, offering to its customers new multi-play and converged products. Optiva Inc, an innovative software provider of mission-critical, cloud-native, monetisation solutions to leading communication service providers (CSPs) globally, has announced the new phase and commercial launch of Omantel’s multi-play billing…

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StarLink announces the appointment of new COO

StarLink announces the appointment of new COO

StarLink, a ‘true’ value-added-distributor (VAD) based in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META), has announced the appointment of Zaidoun Arbad who joined StarLink’s leadership team in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer. A forward thinking and innovative leader with extensive experience spanning nearly two decades in the META region,…

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Infor announces US$1.5 billion investment ahead of potential initial public offering

Infor announces US$1.5 billion investment ahead of potential initial public offering

Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialised by industry, has announced an agreement to receive a US$1.5 billion investment from shareholders Koch Equity Development, LLC (KED) and Golden Gate Capital. This investment builds on KED’s investment of more than US$2 billion in early 2017, and it represents an…

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Sectigo to help Middle East companies tackle cyberthreats

Sectigo to help Middle East companies tackle cyberthreats

Sectigo (formerly Comodo CA), a leading commercial Certificate Authority and a leader in web security solutions, has announced expansion to the Middle East through market-leading partners, including BroadBITS, Checksum Consultancy Co., and Hayyan Horizons. The partnerships enable enterprises in Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, Oman, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates, to advance…

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Spire Solutions and CyberX partner to bolster IIoT security in ME

Spire Solutions and CyberX partner to bolster IIoT security in ME

Regional cybersecurity expert Spire Solutions and CyberX, the IIoT and industrial control system (ICS) security company, have announced a partnership to strengthen industrial cybersecurity for industrial and critical infrastructure organisations in the Middle East. CyberX will be demonstrated at the Spire Solutions stand CDS-B3 during the Cyber Defence Summit in…

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Fortinet enhances Oman Data Park's managed security services

Fortinet enhances Oman Data Park’s managed security services

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced that Oman Data Park (ODP) has expanded its managed security services offering by adding the Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution to its portfolio. This announcement strengthens a long-standing seven-year partnership between Oman Data Park and Fortinet. Founded in…

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Kodak Alaris and Newgen Software to enable digital workplace solutions

Kodak Alaris and Newgen Software to enable digital workplace solutions

Kodak Alaris and Newgen Software Technologies Limited have announced a new global strategic alliance that will provide their customers and channel partners with access to best-in-class solutions to help organisations drive digital business. Under the agreement, Newgen and Kodak Alaris will expand, connect and grow their network by jointly recruiting…

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Braintree wins data specialist business and extends market leadership

Braintree wins data specialist business and extends market leadership

Braintree, the consulting and integration division of Vox, has extended its Microsoft customer footprint, signing up data consulting specialist, M2TD to deliver Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (formerly Dynamics CRM). “The addition of M2TD to our client portfolio is a demonstration of our growing services and solutions in the Microsoft…

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Training programme deployed in Burkina Faso to help entrepreneurs

Training programme deployed in Burkina Faso to help entrepreneurs

Schneider Electric, a leader in Digital Transformation of energy management and automation, and Initiative France, a French network of associations offering finance and support to business creators, investors and developers, have partnered to deploy a training, financing and support programme for entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso. Through the implementation of the…

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InfiNet Wireless to stage global debut of spectral efficiency solution

InfiNet Wireless to stage global debut of spectral efficiency solution

InfiNet Wireless, a global leader in fixed broadband wireless connectivity, will showcase the latest breakthrough in cutting-edge wireless technology at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019, where it will premiere its record-breaking spectral efficiency solution — Quanta 5. Offering significant cost savings when compared to other cable and wireless solutions available,…

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Dante Malagrino promoted to Senior Vice President and General Manager at Riverbed

Dante Malagrino promoted to Senior Vice President and General Manager at Riverbed

Riverbed, the digital performance company, has announced that Dante Malagrino has been promoted to Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit (CIBU). Malagrino will be responsible for delivering next-generation infrastructure products that make the network as elastic and dynamic as the cloud, and help organisations…

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Berkshire Partners to invest in Teraco Data Environments

Berkshire Partners to invest in Teraco Data Environments

Teraco Data Environments, a leading provider of colocation data centre infrastructure in Africa, has announced that Berkshire Partners LLC, a Boston-based investment firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in the company. The Permira funds, an existing shareholder, will remain a significant investor. Based in…

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Expert opinion: Efficient data management for outstanding performance

Expert opinion: Efficient data management for outstanding performance

Paul Potgieter, Managing Director - UAE, Dimension Data, talks to us about the importance of managing data correctly to operate a business successfully. Data is one of the most important assets of an organisation and its effective management and usage is key to keeping its competitive advantage. Data management is…

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