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 their digital identity strategies using Sectigo web security solutions in combination with best-practice consulting services.
Victor Schooling, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa, Sectigo, said: “Business email compromise (BEC) attacks are on the rise. In 2018, spoofing or BEC attacks rose 250% and spear-phishing attacks in companies saw a 70% increase according to IndustryWeek.
“Organisations throughout the Gulf States and Jordan are eager for email encryption and digital signing solutions that minimise these and other risks. We’ve chosen our initial Middle East partners for their excellent reputations and commitment to addressing important cybersecurity challenges.”
In January, Sectigo announced more than 20% year-over-year (YoY) growth, including nearly 40% YoY channel sales increase, stemming from demand for its enterprise solutions that deliver automated PKI management for public and private certificates.
The company also recently revamped its Channel Partner Programme, providing its re-sellers with additional support tools and marketing resources.