This year marks the third year that FireEye has attended GISEC. As with every year, FireEye plans to use the 2016 GISEC as a platform to educate customers on what they need to know when it comes to protecting themselves from cyberattacks. “Effective protection is more than just about the right technology,” says Mohammed Abukhater, Regional Sales Director for Government, “It’s also about the right intelligence and expertise, as well as implementing the right policies across the organisation,” he says.
FireEye’s solutions aim to give organisations the means to detect attacks as they happen and respond in time, resolving security incidents effectively. Products and services encompassing cloud security, mobile security, managed security services, security monitoring/analytics, endpoint protection, anti-malware, and forensics and incident response will be showcased by FireEye at this year’s GISEC.
Making top news for FireEye is their recent acquisition of iSight Partners, one of the world’s leading providers of cyberthreat intelligence for global enterprises. “We will also be talking about the expansion of the FireEye Global Threat Management Platform to include two new editions – FireEye Power and FireEye Essentials – offering high-quality FireEye threat detection and response solutions, tailored for organisations at different stages in their security maturity,” explains Abukhater.
Abukhater recognises that the region can be unique in terms of cybersecurity. “The key to a successful and comprehensive cybersecurity strategy is when the private sector complements government efforts. An example is the launching of the Data Law in the UAE, which will facilitate data sharing between government sector entities and private companies with ease. As cyberattacks increase, the public and private sectors will come together to combat a mutual threat,” he says.
As for the partner role in the region, Abukhater says that partners need to focus on specialisation. “While legacy and traditional security solutions are sufficient to address certain challenges, they don’t solve the real problem. Organisations with traditional and legacy security layers are breached almost every day. They need effective solutions to assist them in becoming more secure and prepared for advanced and sophisticated attacks. In the long run, partners that align their strategies with current-day needs and invest in effective solutions are the ones that will come out on top.”