Entrust signs CyberKnight as its Middle East distributor

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Entrust, a global provider of trusted identity, payments, and data protection, has announced a new distribution partnership with CyberKnight, a cybersecurity-focused value-added-distributor (VAD) based in Dubai, enabling security professionals to address compliance and simplify cyber threat management.

Entrust’s new cooperation with CyberKnight as its newest regional distributor will see the two firms together produce solutions for the Middle East market that meet the highest levels of cyber security, in line with evolving regional compliance rules and standards.

Entrust and CyberKnight’s security visions are strategically aligned, with a ‘Zero Trust’ mindset at its core. Entrust’s new relationship with CyberKnight will enable the delivery of digital security solutions to customers in the Middle East by tapping into CyberKnight’s local network to offer guidance, education, expertise, and confidence. 

Digital transformation in the Middle East continues to evolve at a phenomenal pace, especially as the demands of the past two years called for a rapid implementation of cloud-based systems to manage the unprecedented shift to remote workforces,” said Scott Kemish, Global Vice President Channel Sales, Entrust. “In order to support local customers championing cloud adoption while meeting the requirements of local compliance regulations, as well as protecting themselves against an all-time-high of cybercrime, we have entered a stage of channel development that requires our channel distribution partners to stand up and make a difference; CyberKnight have all of the right attributes that we are looking for in the market.”

“Our partnership with CyberKnight further cements our commitment to the region, and we look forward to helping more customers transform their digital security in line with the requirements of this new age.” Scott continued. 

The growing use of cloud solutions to enable remote working has resulted in a surge in cybercrime around the world in the last two years, as it has given cyber thieves additional opportunity to attack victims at home. By 2025, cybercrime is expected to cost the global economy $10.5 trillion each year. According to industry studies, the average cost of resolving a ransomware attack in the UAE is over $500,000. 

“The pandemic has reminded us that cybercriminals are constantly fine-tuning their skills and techniques. If we do not help our customers do the same, then they will be playing catch-up” said Avinash Advani, Founder & CEO of CyberKnight. “Our partnership with Entrust as our newest vendor will enable us to continue helping customers fill the existing gap between their digital transformation efforts, and their security posture by securing their digital ecosystems as well as supporting them with their zero-trust security journey. We are very excited about working with them to further support our local customers across the region. 

Entrust’s certificate solutions, PKI, identity and access management, encryption key management and hardware security modules are available to local customers through the partnership.

Entrust will participate in CyberKnight’s annual roadshow later this year, which will take place in November 2022. The roadshow will visit Dubai, Riyadh, Doha, Kuwait City, Amman, and Cairo, among other cities in the area. Entrust will also be a part of the CyberKnight booth at the forthcoming MENA Information Security Conference in Riyadh in September.

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