Shifra, UAE-based value added distributor has signed a distribution deal with Corero Network Security, a leading provider of First Line of Defense solutions for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and cyber threat protection. The deal will see Shifra extend its portfolio of security solutions in the region.
“We are excited to partner with a leader like Shifra and look forward to our products and solutions having an extensive reach,” said Paul Lawrence, VP International Operations with Corero. “The Gulf represents a prime area for growth due to its economic strength and widespread usage of online media. Organisations in the region are looking to strengthen their security measures to counteract potential threats, where traditional security solutions are proving insufficient,” he added.
The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, (TRA), recently reported that the number of attacks has grown rapidly in the past three years, from 8,400 in 2010 to 530,000 in the first quarter of this year . Companies in the UAE are looking to invest and implement countermeasure products and services to block cyberattacks. As more companies seek to avoid DDoS and other malicious attack activity, Corero provides on-premises DDoS defence technology that inspects, filters and removes attack traffic, while allowing good user traffic to pass un-obstructed; allowing traditional security solutions to operate as intended.
Ahmad Elkhatib, Managing Partner at Shifra, said, “He looked forward to the relationship with Corero describing it as “beneficial for the region. The rise in cyber incidents shows just how far the threats have escalated and the Middle East is no exception. A new wave of sophisticated cyber-attacks exists in the region and it has the potential to cripple petrochemical, finance and oil and gas companies.” “We have partnered with Corero to offer a range of security solutions within this market because we know threats that orgnisations face are real and serious,” he added.