HP Middle East appointed Salah Al Isawi as Country Managing Director of the Iraq and Levant. Salal will lead HP from front and provide HP an overall direction and strategy to strengthen its presence in Iraq and Levant region, which are key markets for HP. HP expects the new leadership in developing strategic partnerships with the Levant's public and private sectors will further this growth.
Leading security brand Sophos conducted a survey during Gitex 2011 and found out that 64% of respondents are not confident that data stored on a mobile device belonging to their organization would be secure in the event it was lost or stolen. Unsurprisingly, 58% of those polled felt that viruses were still the biggest threat to their corporate network. Of the respondents, 34% rated device theft or loss as the biggest threat, not surprising either given that mobile device security was such a hot topic for Sophos at Gitex this year.
Zservices, the provider of local Zscaler cloud security services in the Middle East partnered with the leading data communication and internet services providers, Zajil in Kuwait to offer Zservices' cloud-delivered web security solution as a value-added service to its customers. Zservices web and email security SaaS cloud will be physically present at Zajil's location and will interact with the global Zscalar Cloud infrastructure.
SanDisk, the leaders in flash memory storage solutions, recognized its retailer partners at a dedicated awards ceremony yesterday which also witnessed the launch and live demonstrations of SanDisk’s new range of innovative products – the Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I Card, Sansa Clip Zip, MP3 Player and the all new SanDisk Memory Vault. After yet another successful GITEX Shopper sixth time in the row,
Leading security vendor, ESET recently announced the signing for a distribution agreement with FDC International which will promote the security products from ESET portfolio like NOD32 Antivirus & ESET Smart Security software products across the entire GCC region. Rohit Mathur, BU Manager (Value Business), FDC International, said, “We are excited to partner with one of the leading Security Software companies. Our partnership with ESET reinforces our objective to offer our partners Knowledge, Products & Support that they need, to become trusted business advisors with their customers in the security space. ”
SAP, the world's leading provider of business enterprise application software appointed State Informatics (SIL) as the first “service partner for large enterprise” in Mauritius. SIL will provide SAP implementation and consulting services throughout the Republic of Mauritius and the entire African region. “This agreement is a testimony of the trust relationship between SIL and SAP, the world's leading provider of enterprise application software, with very stringent benchmarks.
Optimus Technology and Telecommunications announced that it has recently singed a distribution partner agreement with GN Netcom to distribute its flagship brand, Jabra in the Middle East. According to the partnership deal, Optimus will promote and distribute Jabra’s extensive range of headset solutions and Bluetooth technologies for business customers through its strong channel network across the region.
Cyberoam expanded its team in the Middle East region with the appointment of Pradeesh VS, as the Regional Sales Manager. Pradeesh is a veteran in channel management, business operations and revenue expansion, and his new role will extend into laying the foundation for the growth strategy of NetGenie in the region. This new product range of wireless routers with revolutionary in-built security for both home and SOHO markets will stand to gain from his involvement with the brand.
Global leader in flash memory storage solutions, SanDisk unveiled the 64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I Card as part of a comprehensive new suite of retail products. With this SanDisk doubles the performance and capacity of its professional-grade imaging lineup to create a new SD card based on the latest SD 3.0 specification's Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus architecture. The card offers the fastest write performance of any SD card in the world to date and is ideal for imaging enthusiasts using UHS-enabled cameras.
Qatar based IT Consulting and Technology Solutions Provider, Informatica Qatar (iQ) recently signed an agreement with Huawei to be the exclusive distributor and after-sales service provider in Qatar of Huawei mobile phones, including the Huawei IDEOS and the Huawei IDEOS X5. The partnership leverages iQ’s in-depth knowledge and extensive network in the regional ICT industry, providing the ideal platform to optimise the market potential of Huawei products in Qatar.
StarLink signed a strategic alliance with the leaders in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, Prolexic Technologies to represent Prolexic in the MENA region and provide an additional sales channel for the company's monitoring and mitigation services. A DDoS attack is an attempt to make a computer resource (i.e. web site, e-mail, voice, or a whole network) unavailable to its intended users. By overwhelming a web site and/or server with data and/or requests, the target system either responds so slowly as to be unusable or crashes completely. The data volumes required to do this are typically achieved by a network of remotely controlled Zombie or botnet [robot network] computers.
Almasa Value Distribution, a division of Almasa Holdings announced its appointment as the Exclusive Master Distributor for gateProtect in the Middle East region and it will be responsible for recruiting security-focused partners for gateProtect in the region and is expected to run gateProtect-themed events in the UAE and Saudi Arabia later this year for its channel partners.