FireEye tackles rising Malware and Cyber Crime threats in the Middle East

In today’s world, organizations are being plagued with a new rising threat – cyber crimes, cyber espionage and cyber weapons of mass destruction (CWMD). With the UAE being a global business hub, it is among the most vulnerable countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to malicious attacks and cyber crime . The result of these malicious attacks have cost enterprises an average annual data loss of about US$2 million (Dh7.34m) in 2009 in the UAE alone.

Addressing this growing concern, FireEye Inc, the leader in next generation Malware Protection Systems (MPS) recently forayed into the Middle East market and, is looking at strengthening its product offerings and tackling growing regional concerns. FireEye’s Malware Protection Systems (MPS) secure organizations’ networks against modern malware, data theft, destruction of critical infrastructure and information and safe guards networks from future attacks all in real time.

“We are aware of growing cyber crimes in the region and our products offer an insurance against these modern malware activities. Today, countries need to be more aware of cyber attacks and be prepared to address them. Our Modern Malware Protection Systems stop today’s advanced and persistent threats,” said Ray Kafity, Regional Sales Director – MEA, FireEye.

FireEye is eyeing the whole of the region in a big way and is planning to grow across the region at a rapid scale. Commenting on the expansion Kafity said, “Our geographical growth map will help us strengthen our channel base in each region. We want to grow our reseller base in these countries, thereby expanding the reach of Modern Malware products to all businesses in these countries.”

FireEye is expanding its presence in UAE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Egypt , Turkey and South Africa before moving into Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Kenya , Algeria, Libya, Sub Saharan Africa, Nigeria, India, Pakistan , Lebanon, Jordan and Levant countries by end of 2011.