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ForeScout appoints StarLink distributor for MEA

ForeScout appoints StarLink distributor for MEA

Enterprise Security
Nidal Othman

Value added distributor StarLink announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with ForeScout Technologies, a provider of cyber security solutions. StarLink will sell ForeScout’s technology through its network of channel partners to enterprise and government customers in the Middle East and Africa.

The attack surface is growing due to the rapidly increasing number of traditional and Internet of Things devices connecting to the corporate network and to critical infrastructure. ForeScout’s technology provides businesses and governments with the ability to see both traditional and IoT devices when they connect to a network, control device access based on security posture and policy, and orchestrate system-wide response.

Hamed Diab, Regional Director METCA, ForeScout Technologies said, “In the Middle East we are seeing a surge of BYOD and IoT strategies in enterprises and critical infrastructure, representing a fundamental shift in the way CIOs and CISOs operate and secure their environment. You cannot secure what you cannot see, and organisations need to be able to identify devices the instant they connect to a network. StarLink will play a fundamental role in our MEA strategy, helping businesses and governments minimise security risks and make informed decisions.

Nidal Othman, Managing Director, StarLink added, “The collaboration with ForeScout helps us further deliver excellent security solutions to our partners as its technology integrates out-of-box with many  existing security and technology vendors in our portfolio. ForeScout will be positioned in the threat protection unit of the StarLink solutions lifecycle.”

ForeScout Technologies provides enterprises and government organisations the ability to see devices, including non traditional devices, the instant they connect to the network. ForeScout lets its customers control these devices and orchestrate information sharing and operation among disparate security tools to accelerate incident response. The company’s solutions integrate with leading network, security, mobility and IT management products to overcome security silos, automate workflows and enable cost savings.

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