A10 Networks hosts security workshop in Saudi Arabia

Abdulmajeed Alobailan, A10 Networks
Abdulmajeed Alobailan, A10 Networks

A10 Networks co-hosted a security workshop with the theme ‘Embrace data chaos by inspecting your Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)’ in collaboration with technology alliance and channel partner, Splunk and Saudi Business Machines (SBM) respectively. The event took place at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Abdulmajeed Alobailan, country manager for Saudi Arabia at A10 Networks said,“Today data breaches are causing more damage than ever. Two-thirds of all internet traffic is encrypted. Almost half of all cyber-attacks use encryption to evade security, leaving organisations vulnerable to the SSL blind spot. Traditional security defences are ineffective for SSL. This combined with an ever-increasing amount of cyber-crime means the need for companies to deploy comprehensive protection is greater than ever.”

At the event, executives from A10 Networks, Splunk and SBM teams educated attendees on how regional organisations can learn to embrace their data and use it to better protect enterprise networks in order to maintain business as usual.

The main focus at the event was on SSL decryption, which is no longer a ‘nice to have,’ but a ‘must have’ as it eliminates blind spots introduced by SSL encryption and thus prevents cyber-crime. The A10 Thunder SSLi (SSL Insight) solution decrypts traffic across all ports, enabling third-party security devices to analyse all enterprise traffic without compromising performance. SBM boasts high-level consultants with systems integration services to take the joint solution to the market and add additional value for customers.

“SBM is proud to partner with A10 Networks and Splunk, joining forces on this key event to present our services and how, as a leading tech firm in Saudi Arabia, we can add value to our customers. This strategic partnership is a fantastic opportunity for our clients who, by using our services alongside Splunk and A10 Networks’ key products, could benefit hugely and embrace data chaos to drive their company forward,” said Ayman Alissa, cyber security director, SBM.



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