StarLink, one of the region’s trusted security-specialized Value-Added-Distributors (VAD), has today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with ForeScout Technologies, a leading provider of agentless cybersecurity solutions.
As one of the largest and fastest growing IT security distributor in the Middle East with strong on-the-ground presence across the region, StarLink will sell ForeScout’s technology through its extensive network of Channel Partners to enterprise and government customers in the Middle East and Africa.
Hamed Diab, Regional Director – METCA, ForeScout commented, “In the Middle East we are seeing a surge of Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) and IoT strategies in enterprises and critical infrastructure, representing a fundamental shift in the way CIOs and CISOs operate and secure their environment. You cannot secure what you cannot see, and organizations need to be able to identify devices the instant they connect to a network. StarLink will play a fundamental role in our MEA strategy, helping businesses and governments minimize security risks and make informed decisions.”
The attack surface is growing due to the rapidly increasing number of traditional and Internet of Things [IoT] devices connecting to the corporate network and to critical infrastructure. ForeScout’s technology provides businesses and governments with the ability to instantaneously see both traditional and IoT devices when they connect to a network, control device access based on security posture and policy, and orchestrate system-wide response.
Nidal Othman, Managing Director, StarLink, added, “The collaboration with ForeScout helps us further deliver excellent security solutions to our Partners as its technology integrates out-of- box with many existing security and technology vendors in our portfolio. ForeScout, will be positioned in the Threat Protection unit of the StarLink Solutions Lifecycle.”