Cyber criminals are becoming increasingly resourceful and cunning and the sophistication of attacks threatening businesses today has reached unprecedented levels. Added to this is the growing reality of cyber espionage which threatens to divulge sensitive and sometimes confidential organisational information. The need for security is clear, but with the ever increasing number of laws and regulations governing data protection and accurate reporting the need to prove this security has also increased, on top of shrinking budgets and a desire to decrease administrative efforts. Research and experience have proved that connected enterprises face a large number of threats which are serious, pervasive and are constantly on the increase.
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3W Networks, a telecoms and security systems integrator operating in the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions has signed a joint venture agreement with Technomatic GmbH, a German-based automation engineering services to set-up a new company. The new company, 3W Technomatic will be headquartered in Dubai. 3W Technomatic will provide advanced automation solutions to the various industrial sectors in Middle East and Africa. The company’s capabilities will include process engineering, process control, instrumentation, electrical, safety, software development and management Services for the oil and gas, power, water and infrastructure sectors.Read More…

Al Rajhi Holding, a diversified business conglomerate with operations spread in Saudi Arabia and UAE, secured and integrated its wide area network (WAN), using SonicWALL’s Network Security Appliance (NSA) series. The Group, with distributed server assets across various locations: Jeddah, Jubail, Dammam and Yanbu in Saudi Arabia; and Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah in the UAE, sought to gain enhanced returns on its technology investments by better controlling the cumbersome and expensive maintenance and upkeep of hard-ware and network infrastructure.
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Trend Micro announced that its Deep Security software is now validated in the HP Cloud Operating Environment (CLOE), part of the AllianceONE partner program. CLOE provides partners with highly automated, secure, self-service access to virtual machines, with which partners can test, port, debug, verify and tune applications on multiple platforms and configurations. This significantly reduces the risk to customers for deploying joint solutions in a virtualized environment.Read More…

Global software security specialist, SentryBay, through its African distributor Romar, partnered with local data security solutions provider J2 Software, to expand its footprint in Africa. SentryBay will provide its patented identity theft solutions to key partners, who will in turn offer access to large networks of customers, employees, etc. Its solutions provide added value to the users in these networks, and significant revenue-generating opportunities for the partner. Read More…

ASBIS Enterprises, an expert in IT distribution in the EMEA emerging markets, has been appointed as a distributor by Netgear, a global provider of technologically advanced networking products. The distribution agreement covers all 26 countries that ASBIS addresses in the EMEA region. ASBIS will be offering Netgear’s complete range of products for end-users, business customers and service providers, including solutions for wireless, storage, security, web/email security, routers, firewalls and switches.
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SonicWALL, a provider of intelligent network security and data protection solutions, has launched the SonicWALL NSA E8510, the latest addition to its range of next-generation firewalls. The Network Security Appliance (NSA) E8510 provides 10Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity in a compact, 1U rack mountable form-factor to accommodate security, performance and power efficiency requirements of modern high-capacity networks. The appliance is powered by SonicWALL’s SonicOS 5.8firmware, which offers latency-free intrusion prevention and anti-malware protection.Read More…

South Africa based leading IT distributor, LOOPHOLD Security Distribution unveiled the SonicWALL NSA E8510. The network security appliance (NSA) E8510 provides 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity in a compact, 1U rack mountable form-factor to accommodate security, performance and power efficiency requirements of modern high-capacity networks. With the ability to block or throttle application usage on a user or group level, and its compact form factor and affordable price, the E8510 is an ideal solution for corporate, healthcare and education deployments.
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South Africa based leading IT distributor, LOOPHOLD Security Distribution launched SonicWALL’s WAN Acceleration Appliance (WXA) Series, an extension of the current SonicWALL next-generation firewall (NGFW) suite. The SonicWALL WXA Series consists of the WXA 5000 virtual appliance, the WXA 2000 and WXA 4000 hardware appliances and the WXA 500 Live CD. WXA series allow businesses to select the right deployment solution for their network. It also significantly improves WAN performance between regional and branch offices, and reduces traffic by up to 95% besides providing faster access to mission-critical applications, resulting in increased employee productivity.

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Kaspersky recently announced the appointment of Scope Information Systems (Scope), a leading systems integrator and technology solutions provider, as a value added distributor for its products in the Levant region. The new move is expected increase Kaspersky Lab’s penetration in specially in most challenging markets in the region like Iraq, Syria and Palestine and spread its reach in rest of the Levant. Scope will also support the development of Kaspersky Lab’s corporate business in the Levant countries and play a key role in developing small and medium businesses in the region through recruiting additional resellers from their existing channel partners.Read More…

UK based security and data protection company Sophos, today said it has agreed to buy Astaro, a privately held provider of network security solutions. The market for multi-function security appliances has continued to grow because organizations of all sizes want better protection against security threats and need to support their users and distributed workplaces in a comprehensive, easy to use, efficient way. According to IDC, the market for unified threat management was approximately $2 billion worldwide in 2010, with a CAGR of 13% 2010-2014.Read More…