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McAfee releases new research on cyberthreat to medical devices

McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research team has released two pieces of new research that reveal undiscovered links among major North Korean threat actors and malware families, as well as stunning revelations about the real cyberthreat risks to medical devices. The research was announced during Black Hat USA 2018, which took place between August 4 and 9. Douglas McKee, Senior Security […]


Is it becoming easier for cybercriminals to access company data?

Ashraf Sheet, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa at Infoblox, looks at how companies can balance giving employees freedom to use their devices in the workplace while ensuring the network remains secure. We are in the age of the ‘office of the future’ – every company now battles it out to attract staff and clients […]


Pulse Secure fortifies enterprise security posture with latest update

Pulse Secure, a leading provider of enterprise secure access solutions, has announced the release of Pulse Policy Secure 9.0 to enable organisations an easier, flexible and VPN-integrated path to next-generation Network Access Control (NAC). The latest release incorporates more than 36 new features and enhancements; advancing visibility, usability, endpoint and IoT security, and threat response […]


Sophos announces launch of Intercept X for Server solution

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has announced Sophos Intercept X for Server, next-generation server protection with predictive deep learning technology that provides constantly evolving security against cyberthreats. Sophos’ deep learning neural networks are trained on hundreds of millions of samples to look for suspicious attributes of malicious code and prevent never-before-seen […]


Wireless networks: Big benefits for small businesses

Osama AlHaj-Issa, Regional Channel Director, Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, says it’s time we addressed the demands of the smaller businesses and made network management simple. Very few small and midsize businesses (SMB) owners have a fully functioning IT department. But they are still expected to provide modern […]


Fortinet gains traction in SD-WAN market with integrated offering

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced it has gained significant traction in the SD-WAN marketplace by delivering a comprehensive SD-WAN solution that provides both SD-WAN and security functionality in a single integrated offering for distributed enterprise branches. The growing appeal of SD-WAN technologies has caught the attention of the IT […]


Fortinet expert: Building an adaptive and secure SD-WAN framework

With many organisations turning to Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) to support their digital transformation, many IT leaders are working out how they can tie all of their connected resources into a single cohesive network. Kalle Bjorn, Director, Systems Engineering, Fortinet, says a critical challenge of such a model is establishing an effective security strategy that can […]


Riverbed appoints first ever chief customer officer

Riverbed, the digital performance company, has announced that Dan Smoot has joined as its first Chief Customer Officer, reporting to CEO Paul Mountford. Smoot, who previously was a senior executive at Salesforce, will focus at Riverbed on the customer’s journey and their success, and ensuring they receive outstanding value and performance from their technology investments. […]


Cisco releases new developer capabilities across platform

Cisco has announced that it has released new developer capabilities across its intent-based networking platform. These advancements underscore Cisco’s continued progress in delivering an open, programmable platform that spans the entire network, from campus to data centre, branch to edge. By providing an open network, Cisco is empowering 500,000 developers, 60,000 partners and three million […]


Digital transformation to be defined by ‘softening networks’

SD-WAN is creating new possibilities for businesses in the Middle East. With adoption currently following global trends, Luc Serviant, vice president Middle East and Africa, Orange Business Services, believes this can only increase as understanding of SD WAN grows in the region. The global economy is picking up according to the IMF, with some 120 […]