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Equinix appoints new Managing Director to lead Middle East and North Africa business

Equinix, a global interconnection and data centre company, has announced the appointment of Kamel Al-Tawil as its new Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa. In his role, Al-Tawil will oversee and continue to grow Equinix’s business portfolio in the region, defining the evolving strategy for the local markets. The new MENA lead brings a […]


Sophos recognises top performing partners in the Middle East and Africa

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, has announced its fiscal year 2020 awards for top performing channel partners in the Middle East and Africa. The annual awards recognise partners for their significant sales achievements, initiatives that grow their own and Sophos’ business and a commitment to Adding Value to customers. “As cyberthreats increase in […]


CyberKnight signs Arista Networks to bolster its Middle East distribution landscape

Protecting distributed assets on-prem and in the cloud from cyberattacks, as well as conforming to new regulations, requires a new approach to security using open, software-defined frameworks across networks and security domains. To address challenges related to security for private, hybrid and public cloud data centres in the Middle East, CyberKnight has partnered with a […]


Hakbah signs strategic partnership with Visa to issue prepaid cards

A strategic partnership agreement between Hakbah, an alternative financial saving platform based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Visa will enable Hakbah to issue Visa prepaid cards to customers in Saudi Arabia and GCC. Hakbah announced that it has signed a multi-year strategic partnership agreement with Visa, a world leader in digital payments, to issue Visa […]


Channel Chief: Suzanne Al – Najjar, Channel Manager – KSA at A10 Networks

Suzanne Al – Najjar, Channel Manager – KSA at A10 Networks, explains her current job role and her management philosophy. Describe your current job role and the parts that are somewhat challenging? I lead the channel business for A10 Networks in the Saudi market. The main focus of my job is to manage and grow […]


Vectra flexes its distribution muscle in the Middle East by partnering with Exclusive Networks

Vectra AI, a leader in network threat detection and response (NDR), has announced the expansion of its distribution channel in the Middle East by partnering with Exclusive Networks, a global Value Added Distributor in cybersecurity and cloud. Powered by AI, the Cognito platform from Vectra automatically detects and prioritises cyberattacker behaviours in real time while empowering […]


Gigamon Channel Manager on balancing continued innovation and cost savings

With many organisations across the region feeling the pinch due to economic uncertainty, there is a strong need to make cost savings while also continuing to progress transformative digitalisation schemes. Vijay Babber, Senior Channel Manager, Gigamon, tells us how the company is working with its channel partners to enable customers to achieve this outcome while […]


Dubai’s Credence Security blends physical with virtual for 2020 roadshow

Credence Security, a premier distributor for cybersecurity, forensics, governance, risk and compliance solutions, has announced that the fifth edition of its popular roadshow will involve a blend of face-to-face and virtual interaction, in light of travel restrictions and public safety concerns during the COVID-19 crisis. The Credence Security Roadshow 2020 has been specially designed to […]


Software AG and du partner to accelerate IoT implementations in UAE

In line with the UAE’s vision to fast track Digital Transformation, Software AG and du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), signed a partnership to provide a subscription-based licensing model for IoT services to its business customers. The strategic collaboration enables Software AG and du to address complex IoT implementations for organisations in UAE. These […]


Help AG partners with CrowdStrike to advance endpoint protection and incident response for Middle East businesses

With the protection of endpoint devices being a prime concern for businesses as they adapt to increased remote working in the new normal, Help AG, the cybersecurity arm of Etisalat Digital, has announced its partnership with CrowdStrike, a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection. As a member of the CrowdStrike Elevate Partner Programme, Help AG will […]


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