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HP appoints Comguard as authorised training partner for HP ArcSight in MENA

Comguard, a Dubai based value added distributor for IT security products and solutions in the Middle East and North Africa region, today announced that it has extended its relationship with HP to deliver training for the HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) platform.

Comguard has been the authorised distributor for the HP ArcSight solution in the region, and will now also deliver training to its channel partners and end-users as the HP ArcSight Authorised Education Partner (AEP) in the Middle East region, the company announced.

As part of this announcement, representatives said that Comguard will train partners and end-users spread across the region including United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Pakistan, and India.

Comguard will conduct a five-day inaugural training program for the Middle East region on HP ArcSight ESM starting from 15th April 2012 in Dubai for its partners and end-users, the company added. During the training, partners and end-users will be updated, trained and certified on the HP ArcSight ESM solution.

Jayadevan K, senior VP, Value Business at Comguard, said, “With the rise of instances of security breaches in the region today and the threats faced by enterprises and governments, addressing security is of paramount importance. We believe this training will educate security professionals about the technology and train them to take proactive measures to guard an organisation against rising security threats. This training program on HP ArcSight security solutions will provide an excellent opportunity to enable enterprises in the region to monitor and ward off threats and secure their environments much more effectively.”

Experts from both Comguard and HP ArcSight will give overviews and technical training on HP ArcSight ESM, including the latest developments and offerings designed to improve skill sets and enable enterprises to proactively safeguard their digital assets, control the risks associated with cyber theft, cyber fraud, cyber warfare and cyber espionage, and comply with corporate and regulatory policy. HP will provide qualified partners and end-users with a certification upon completion of the course.

Khalid Shaikh, senior director, Education Services for HP Enterprise Security, said, “With the growing threat of cybercrime in the region, we are committed to partnering with companies such as Comguard to provide the latest advancements in enterprise security technology to the Middle East region. HP ArcSight ESM is a powerful compliance solution that enables organisations to analyse and correlate critical security events generated from multiple sources, including security devices, networking equipment, and databases, among others, resulting in rapid identification, prioritisation and response to policy breaches, cyber security attacks and insider threats.”

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