DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Gulf IT, a value-added distributor, announced that it has chosen Pentera, a provider of automated security validation, to assist over 1,500 customers in the Gulf region in combating ransomware attacks and ensuring continuous security validation.
According to recent research, in 2021 the UAE saw a 71% increase YoY in cyberattacks against corporate networks, per week. The collaboration is an important component of Gulf IT’s strategy to provide a unified turnkey security solution to customers in the region.
Pentera’s Automated Security Validation platform enables CISOs to validate the effectiveness of their cybersecurity by challenging their existing security controls across the entire kill-chain. The company provides continuous visibility into organizations’ security exposure and an actionable roadmap to remediation to improve security posture by emulating real-world hacking techniques. Validating the effectiveness of their existing security, Pentera’s platform will also ensure Gulf IT customers see improved return on investment from their security controls.
“The number of successful ransomware attacks continues to rise at an unbelievable rate,” said Abdul Rahman, CEO of Gulf IT. “Companies that fail to adapt and meet the emerging challenges will quickly fall behind. At Gulf IT we are helping customers stay one step ahead of the constantly evolving threats they are facing. We are excited to partner with Pentera and introduce their platform to validate the effectiveness of our customers’ security controls against the latest attacks and ransomware.”
“Today, most companies struggle to keep track of their true security exposure across an ever-expanding threat surface,” said Morgan Jay, SVP Sales, EMEA & APAC, Pentera. “The addition of Pentera’s platform to Gulf IT’s offerings will ensure that companies across the region have access to top-of-the-line automated security validation technology. Our platform will increase confidence in existing security controls while dramatically reducing security exposure.”
During this year’s GITEX Technology Week in Dubai October 10 – 14, Gulf IT and Pentera will be showcasing Pentera’s flagship Automated Security Validation platform.