Comguard hosts Roadshow on Information Security in Saudi Arabia

Comguard in association with HP, Beyond Trust and Ixia Networks conducted Cyber Security@Crossroads, to enable enterprises address their security challenges

Online PR News – 01-November-2013 – Dubai, UAE, 30th October 2013 – Comguard, a leading Dubai-based value added distributor for IT products and solutions and part of the Spectrum group, in association with HP Enterprise Security Products, Beyond Trust and Ixia it conducted a roadshow on Information Security at Riyadh Mariott Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Information security, as a recognised business activity, has come a long way in the past decade. Various factors have caused the discipline to mature and it has now attained its "licence to operate" within the corporate and public sector environments, becoming one of the core business and organisational enablers. However, there is little room for error, as the consequences of insecure systems and information are almost always costly and distracting.

Comguard invited key end users to join the Cyber Security@Crossroads roadshow, which was aimed at engaging the best vendors and customers to learn about the current and emerging security technologies. This roadshow was a half day event featuring best of the breed technology products and solutions from world class vendors focusing on key trends in security technology solutions. This was done to share proven methods that could enable enterprises in the Kingdom to draw up a master plan, construct, and maintain the challenges of security breach and cyber threats.

The region has witnessed a growing number of cyber-attacks and security breaches, and the major corporation in Saudi Arabia has been one of the biggest victims of this cybercrime wave. The country which is the largest economy in the region also faced one of most deadly cyber-attacks in the recent past like Flame and Stuxnet. This roadshow focused on the most pressing security issues faced by enterprises in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Jayadevan K., Senior Vice President-Value Business at Comguard welcomed the gathering of CIOs, CISOs, IT Heads, Security experts representing various industries verticals such as Banking, Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Utilities, and Telecommunications among others.

During the course of roadshow, Abdelkarim Al Raie, CISSP, Solution Architect - KSA, Egypt, Levant & N. Africa at HP shared his presentation on Managing Risk through Visibility. Whereas, Marc Maiffret, CTO at Beyond Trust discussed The Threat Landscape and suggested the ways of Staying Ahead of the Change.

While, Derek Jackman, Regional Sales Manager MEA and EE for Ixia Networks explained the importance of maintaining network data and performance integrity by highlighting the advantages of Network Packet Broking Architecture.

“Cyber Security@Crossroads roadshow provided an excellent platform to both enterprises in Saudi Arabia and vendors to discuss the challenges and opportunities brought about by the latest technology developments in information security domain. We are happy to partner with best of the technology providers like HP, Beyond Trust and Ixia to offer comprehensive security cover to the businesses in the kingdom that would not only address the security issues but will also fit into their businesses strategies well,” said Jayadevan.

Encouraged by the response, Comguard intends to hold Cyber Security@Crossroads in several other locations across the region.

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