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Mimecast study reveals threats posed by malicious insiders

Mimecast released new data revealing that organisations globally believe they are their own worst enemy when it comes to cyber security, with 45% saying they are ill equipped to cope with the threat of malicious insiders and twice as many, 90%, calling malicious insiders a major threat to the organisations’ security. Mimecast initially found as […]


Avaya announces participation at Gitex 2016

Avaya announced that it will showcase its latest innovations with multi touch communication capabilities at Gitex Technology Week 2016. Along with customers and partners, Avaya will demonstrate use cases for its solutions, highlighting how it is helping organisations in the Middle East achieve their digital transformation objectives. At Gitex 2016, Avaya will highlight its latest […]


A10 report reveals hidden threats in encrypted traffic

A surprising outcome of the growing use of encryption technology is an increase in cyber attacks, according to a new report from A10 Networks. Conducted in partnership with Ponemon Institute, the network security study Hidden Threats in Encrypted Traffic: A Study of North America & EMEA surveyed 1,023 IT and IT security practitioners in North […]


STME acquires ISS, MEST and JAWA in Saudi Arabia

STME acquired three companies in Saudi Arabia which will operate under the STME umbrella to broaden the company’s portfolio of services, solutions, and products. The three companies acquired are Integrated Security Solutions operating in the physical security domain, cyber security firm MEST and infrastructure solutions provider JAWA. “By acquiring ISS, MEST and JAWA, we have […]


Cost of data loss for an organisation estimated at $914,000

New findings from the EMC Global Data Protection Index 2016, an independent study by Vanson Bourne of enterprise backup in 18 countries around the world, revealed that, while businesses have been successful in reducing the impact of the four biggest traditional data loss risks, they are unprepared for new, emerging threats, which are taking their […]


Riverbed appoints Ramzi Itani as channel head

Riverbed Technology has appointed Ramzi Itani as its Regional Channel Sales Director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region. In this new role, Ramzi will focus on the development and enablement of Riverbed’s regional channel, in-line with the company’s global channel strategy. He reports to Giovanni Di Filippo, Vice President, Channels, for Europe, Middle […]


Mimecast appoints Bulwark as distributor

Bulwark announced that they have partnered with Mimecast, an enterprise email archiving firm, to provide one-stop shop for email archives and data security solutions in the region. Bulwark will distribute Mimecast’s full portfolio of security, continuity and archiving products. Jose Thomas Menacherry, Managing Director, Bulwark Technologies said, “We are thrilled to introduce Mimecast to complement […]


Entersekt appoints IST Networks as reseller for Middle East and Turkey

Entersekt, a mobile enabled digital banking security provider, announced a partnership with IST Networks. Systems integrator IST now offers Entersekt’s Transakt technology to banks and other enterprises operating in the region. Transakt is a patented multi-factor authentication and app security product that provides protection from phishing and other attacks targeting the online, mobile, and card-not-present […]


CMCS to resell TimeXtender and Qlik

CMCS announced it has entered into a reseller partnership with TimeXtender, provider of Data Warehouse Automation software for Microsoft SQL Server. The agreement will enable CMCS to offer its clients in the Middle East, North Africa and India, TimeXtender’s DWA software alongside advanced solutions from Swedish business intelligence software developer Qlik. The collaboration will capitalise on […]


Donors target North African women in agricultural technologies

The International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture launched the design phase of a new major regional programme to empower young Arab women scientists and leaders in agricultural research and development. Funded by the Islamic Development Bank and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the design phase will lay the groundwork for the Young Arab Women Scientists […]


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