Menlo Security enters ME IT market through Help AG partnership

by Pippa Sanderson   23 March, 2017
Menlo Security enters ME IT market through Help AG partnership

Stephan Berner, CEO at Help AG. Image courtesy of Max Poriechkin.

Help AG has announced it has signed a reseller agreement with Menlo Security to provide consulting, implementation and support services for the vendor’s Menlo Security Isolation Platform (MSIP) to businesses in the Middle East. The partnership aims to address the constant threat of web-based malware that organisations face without impacting end-user experience.

An overwhelming majority of cyberattacks – some 90 per cent or more – occur when compromised/malicious websites deliver malware to devices through email, web links or other downloads. “Web threats are getting more sophisticated and effective in evading detection, leaving businesses highly vulnerable to malware which can disrupt business and entail heavy financial losses. Traditional security technologies that are based on detecting and blocking malicious content are unable to offer sufficient protection,” explained Stephan Berner, CEO at Help AG. “We conducted a thorough analysis of the solutions available to businesses in the Middle East and realised that what they require simply wasn’t available. We have therefore partnered to introduce Menlo Security in the region and are excited to present customers with this innovative solution.”

Unlike current prevention systems that attempt to distinguish ‘good’ content from ‘bad’, the MSIP takes a unique approach by executing all web content in a public or private cloud. Through this isolated execution, it allows users to interact with websites, links and online documents without coming into contact with malicious code. Only malware-free rendering information is sent to the native browser on the user’s endpoint. Furthermore, as the MSIP requires no client software or plug-ins, users can enjoy a seamless and transparent experience with no perceivable latency.

Help AG has undergone Menlo Security’s set of comprehensive technical and sales training, and its security experts have achieved full certification by the vendor. The reseller will deploy the MSIP for customers, either via the public or private cloud, in conjunction with existing Web Security gateways, next generation firewalls, network sandboxes or other security systems. Through its locally-based Cyber Security Support division, Help AG will also provide 24×7 support services via phone, email and web, as well as onsite services around the clock with a two-hour response time within the UAE.

Highlighting the industry verticals that he believes will most benefit from the new offering, Berner said, “Whether it’s supporting hundreds of users, or hundreds of thousands of users, Menlo Security’s solution scales easily to deliver value to organisations of all sizes, across a multitude of industries including finance, retail, healthcare, legal, hospitality, education, media, law enforcement, manufacturing, aerospace and government. We understand the security needs of these industries very well and are confident that we can add a lot of value to customers through this partnership.”

Amir Ben-Efraim, CEO, Menlo Security commented, “We are delighted to welcome Help AG as a valued partner in the Middle East due to its technical expertise in delivering cyber security solutions. As a newly certified Menlo Security partner, Help AG has demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of isolation technology in the fight against malware and phishing, and we look forward to helping our mutual customers.


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