StarLink to Unveil its SDDC Technology Architecture at GITEX 2017

StarLink, the region’s “True” Value-Added-Distributor (VAD), will be present at GITEX again this year in the same prime location at Hall 1 Entrance (Stand D1-1) and showcase 12 participating vendors – Centrify, ForeScout, FireEye, Infoblox, IXIA, LinkShadow, LogRhythm, Palo Alto Networks, Recorded Future, Symantec, Trend Micro and Tripwire.

Nidal Othman, Managing Director at StarLink

Year on Year, GITEX has emerged as the region’s fastest growing technology expo, bringing in next-generation technology to the region. StarLink looks forward to welcoming their customers and partners at this illustrious platform for yet another great session of networking and one-on-one engagement with vendors to derive valuable insights on their solutions.

Currently an evolution is taking place in the data center domain. The software-defined data center (SDDC) is now a key focus area for most organizations. The shift in the datacenter paradigm is about reducing costs and providing service agility. To maximize data center ROI, key Security factors needs to be fundamentally considered including lateral movement of malware, network security virtualization, orchestration, people and process.

Simultaneously, with the surge in cyber threats including DDoS, against the cloud and IoT, as well as, ransomware leading to disruptions in IT and OT networks, plus mobile attacks and vulnerabilities on the rise, customers will be increasingly looking at automation and machine learning. Therefore, StarLink’s theme for GITEX 2017 is: Unify people, process and product by automating incident response with orchestration and machine learning.

A cross-section of StarLink’s key vendors will showcase best-of-breed technologies that are embedded into the fabric of SDDC Security: Automated Network Control, Vulnerability Management, Secure Network Visibility, Content Security, Next-Generation Firewall, Threat Intelligence, Privileged Access Management, ATP, UEBA, SIEM and Unified Threat Management.

Nidal Othman, Managing Director at StarLink said, “At GITEX we bring together our partners, their customers and vendors each year for an opportunity to network with one another, as well as, meet with StarLink’s Management team. This year we unveil the newest addition to our Security Strategy, the Software Defined-Datacenter (SDDC) Technology Architecture, that enables enterprises and government organizations across the region to detect, protect and respond to emerging datacenter threats”.

He added, “Securing the Software Defined Data Center is an extension to traditional security controls. While server virtualization dramatically maximizes the deployment of computing power, the Software Defined Data Center does the same for all the resources needed to host an application, including storage, networking and security.  StarLink has developed the SDDC Technology Architecture to extend core networking and security services deployed with enterprise-class scale and manageability. The architecture caters to virtualized and private and public cloud environments, with a goal to increase protection for dynamic data center environments.”