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Oman to host FTTH MENA Council 7th Annual Conference

The Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Council MENA is pleased to announce the launch of the 7th Edition of FTTH Council MENA Conference taking place from 9th -11th November 2015 at Grand Hyatt, Muscat, under the patronage of H.E Dr. Ahmed Al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications-Oman. Supported by Oman Broadband Company (OBC) as […]


A10 Networks unveils its Affinity Partner Programme

A10 Networks has launched the new A10 Affinity Partner Programme in Europe, Middle East and Africa, a programme designed to motivate and reward A10’s channel partners who sell the company’s application service gateway and security products. Through this programme, A10 channel partners will have what they need to participate in the multi-billion pound high-growth application networking […]


Internet of Things: How big is the next big thing?

What if IoT was just a catch-all term for ways of using machine-generated data to “create something useful” asks Fadi Kanafani, Regional Director, MENA & Pakistan, NetApp. In 2014, IDC asked 400 C-suite professionals what they thought the Internet of Things (IoT) was. The answers ranged from types of devices (thermostats, cars, home security systems) to […]


GCC businesses not ready for new global cyber-threat levels, says Condo Protego

As global cyber-attacks increase in complexity, GCC businesses must prepare themselves for newer and more advanced threat levels, warns Dubai-based IT consultancy, Condo Protego. The recently published 2015 Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) by Symantec found that despite a 14% decrease in malicious e-mails, and 20 percent fewer targets, highly targeted spear-phishing attacks rose by 8% in […]


Survey suggests global IT vendors could hold back block chain technology

Major global IT vendors – including leading hardware, systems software, eCommerce, big data, cloud, network, telco and systems integrator companies – have little wisdom, advice or vision to offer their customers and prospects when it comes to block chain technology, according to a survey Searching in Vain for The Block Chain just conducted by enterprise […]


Etisalat enhances enterprise mobility through secure cloud solutions

Etisalat has announced that it will accelerate adoption of mobility for enterprises in the UAE, enabling business customers to meet their organisational demands through secure cloud-based solutions. In 2015, the IT sector in the UAE is forecast to grow over AED 18 billion from about AED 17 billion last year. More recently, tablet computers have become […]


Silver Peak launches new Global Channel Partner Program

Silver Peak, the provider of broadband and hybrid wide area networks (WANs), announced the launch of the company’s new Global Partner Program specifically designed to attract, educate and enable valued channel partners to capitalise on the burgeoning software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) market opportunity. The new channel program is fundamental to Silver Peak’s global go-to-market strategy, as […]


Mayflex to distribute Edgecore Networks solutions in the UAE

Mayflex, the distributor of Converged IP Solutions, has signed an agreement to represent Edgecore Networks in the UAE. Edgecore Networks Corporation, a subsidiary of the leading network ODM Accton Technology Corporation, is a networking solution vendor delivering a range of wired and wireless Ethernet networking equipment solutions through partners around the world. The company’s products […]


SANS to offer training in mobile device security & ethical hacking

With news of a vulnerability in the WhatsApp web extension that could allow hackers to takeover users’ computers using just their phone number and a spate of “DarkHotel” targeted attacks using compromised Wi-Fi networks to hack devices of visiting hotel guests; “…the risks posed by mobile threats are rising and there is still a shortage […]


Mobile security vulnerabilities expose need for training

With news of a vulnerability in the WhatsApp web extension that could allow hackers to takeover users’ computers using just their phone number and a spate of “DarkHotel” targeted attacks using compromised Wi-Fi networks to hack devices of visiting hotel guests; “…the risks posed by mobile threats are rising and there is still a shortage […]