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Security Advisor ME February 2024

Nicolai Solling, Chief Technology Officer at Help AG tells Anita Joseph how the company’s innovation-first approach and skill building initiatives …

Wesley Wang, Director of Channel Development & MarCom at Hikvision MEA, on the company’s innovation-first approach and its plans for the region for 2024.
Dave Russell, Vice President, Enterprise Strategy at Veeam, on the evolution of Zero Trust.
Meriam El Ouazzani, Regional Director - Middle East, Turkey, Africa at SentinelOne, on why energy and utility sectors Continue to be targeted by threat actors.

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Security Operations Centres to face greater challenges in the coming year

0 12558SOCs to face greater challenges from cybercriminals targeting governments and media.

Brands Beware: The Application Generation Demands Seamless Digital Experiences

0 6Gregg Ostrowski, CTO Advisor, Cisco Observability, writes an exclusive opinion piece for Tahawultech on how brands have been steadily adapting …

Sophos partners with Tenable to launch new Sophos managed risk service

0 395New Fully Managed Solution Provides Visibility, Risk Monitoring, Prioritization, Investigation, and Proactive Notification to Prevent Cyberattacks. 

CIP Leader OPSWAT announces GISEC 2024 participation

0 429Critical infrastructure protection (CIP) leader includes live demo of nuclear power plant, while continuing its campaign to bridge the OT security skills gap.

Positive Technologies discovers new APT group targeting governments: Lazy Koala

0 388Positive Technologies detects a series of cyberattacks against government organisations in Russia and the CIS.

DXC Technology appoints Kylie Watson as Head of Security for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa

0 394Watson has previously held leadership positions in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Thailand for SAP, Deloitte, PwC and IBM.

World Backup Day: “AI can help businesses stay one step ahead of cybercriminals” – Alaa Bawab, Lenovo

0 380Alaa Bawab, General Manager for Middle East and Africa, at Lenovo Infrastructure Group (ISG), has provided commentary on World Backup …

Google Cloud appoints Noor Al-Sulaiti to lead cybersecurity development across META

0 328Google Cloud has announced the appointment of Noor Al-Sulaiti as Head of Security Business Development and Government Relations for the …

Cloudflare channel and alliance business revenue accelerates and expands

0 406Cloudflare Channel and Alliance Business Revenue Accelerates 174% Over Two Years and Expands with Additional Paths to Revenue, Program Awarded 5-Stars by CRN.

Endava signs MoU with Saudi Ministry of Investment

0 367In its ongoing effort to enable world-leading technology companies to establish thriving operations in Saudi Arabia, supporting digital transformation in …

Omnix International leads innovation and performance with its HOT systems’ laptops

0 369The innovation redefines performance with 24 cores, 192 GB of RAM, and 8 TB of SSD storage.

Dataiku and PwC announce strategic alliance to bring AI solutions to regulated industries

0 379Dataiku and PwC have announced a strategic alliance to enhance data and AI decision-making within regulated industries. The collaboration merges PwC’s expertise …

The advent of the Bespoke AI era

0 308JH Han, CEO and Head of Device eXperience (DX) Division, Samsung Electronics, outlines the importance of bespoke AI appliances in our modern inter-connected smart home environments and how their latest product line-up supports these trends. 

Fortinet introduces expansive upgrades to its real-time network security operating system

0 338The latest version of FortiOS, the only operating system that seamlessly converges networking and security, and Security Fabric updates deliver new generative AI, data protection, managed services, and unified agent features.

GCG Enterprise Solutions – Enabling the UAE’s journey to Zero Government Bureaucracy

0 332GCG Enterprise Solutions - one of the most trusted enterprise solutions companies and digital transformation partners in the region, has successfully powered critical digital journeys for its clients spanning diverse industry sectors.

“Gen AI and Low-Code is the high octane combo that can accelerate digital transformation” – Kissflow

0 478Dinesh Varadharajan, Chief Product Officer (CPO) at Kissflow, belives that the fusion and combination of Gen AI and Low-Code can …

CEQUENS announces exclusive partnership with stc Kuwait to revolutionise communication services

0 680CEQUENS and stc Kuwait are confident that their collaboration will set new benchmarks in the telecommunications industry, providing businesses with the tools they need to thrive in an increasingly digital landscape.

Genetec highlights top data privacy practices for physical security leaders

0 271This initiative comes as a response to the escalating importance of data security in an increasingly interconnected digital landscape.

BeyondTrust bolsters leadership team to drive next chapter of growth

0 290Completion of BeyondTrust executive leadership team positions company for next stage growth.

Sony MEA announces the appointment of Jobin Joejoe as Managing Director

0 365Jobin Joejoe is a Sony veteran, having joined Sony MEA in 2007.

LinkShadow NDR is recognised as a leader on the Frost Radar Innovation Index 2024

0 496This substantiates LinkShadow’s potential at empowering enterprises to adopt a proactive cybersecurity approach to secure their network and business.

Facilitating a seamless digital transformation journey for you

0 436Grappling with on-premise challenges? Looking for a seamless transition to the cloud while keeping your workflow intact? Inaipi is your trusted partner in ensuring a seamless digital transformation.


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Help AG achieves Fortinet’s engage preferred services partner designation

0 454This designation demonstrates Help AG’s ability to deepen customer relationships and expertly deploy, operate, and maintain security solutions hand-in-hand with Fortinet, helping organisations achieve digital acceleration.

HUAWEI nova 12 Series launches in the UAE with ultra slim design

0 470From Star Orbit Ring to 66W charging, nova 12 Series caters to the style-savvy with pre-orders available from March 29th.

Microsoft launches Copilot Pro to empower individuals across the Middle East

0 352Copilot Pro enables individual users to take their Copilot experiences to the next level with features such as smarter and faster assistance across Microsoft’s productivity apps, enhanced AI image generation, and the ability to build custom Copilot GPTs to achieve various tasks.

Westcon-Comstor enhances data offering for partners

0 487Partner Insights provides a holistic view of transactional data, allowing partners to track trends and optimise their operations.

InnoEX and Electronics Fair in Hong Kong: Showcasing cutting-edge technologies for smart cities

0 408InnoEX and Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) in Hong Kong: Showcasing Cutting-Edge Technology and Products for Smart Cities this April.

Dataiku and PwC bring practical AI solutions to regulated industries

0 461The strategic alliance delivers tailored, future-proof solutions to navigate complex business operations. 

VAST Data appoints Rick Scurfield as Chief Revenue Officer in executive leadership team

0 375Global sales leader with a proven track record in driving revenue joins VAST Data to expand global market reach and foster innovative customer solutions.

TP-Link recognised in the 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for 6th consecutive year

0 310TP-Link recognised in the 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for enterprise wired and wireless LAN infrastructure for 6th consecutive year.
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