Q3 2019

MEAMARKETS / Q3 2019 5 NEWS Zain, a leading telecom company in Jordan has implemented the mar- ket leading Infoblox ActiveTrust® solution to enable secure internet browsing for its subscribers. Now both, home and business users of Zain’s internet services are assured protection against malware and the risk of data exfiltration without having to pay any additional security subscription fees. Since its establishment in 1995, Zain Jordan quickly became the foremost telecom company in Jordan, a position that it kept to this day through a policy of investing in cutting edge technology to provide state of the art services to customers. Mr. Yousef Abu Mitawe’ Chief Operating Officer at Zain Jordan said, “The foundation of our work at Zain is to provide the best and most distinctive services, to our customers, as the Internet has be- come a multi-service and serves all fields, added that Zain is proud to partner with Infoblox, which has been selected thorough study, ensuring that Zain subscribers are fully aware of the benefits.” Most Internet communications, including mal- ware, rely on DNS (Domain Name System). At- tackers use DNS to exfiltrate data and as a mal- ware control point. More than 90% of malware relies on DNS to redirect traffic to malicious sites. Existing security controls, such as firewalls and email and web proxies, rarely focus on DNS and associated vulnerabilities. DNS is as critical a pro- tocol as web and email. It requires a dedicated solution that enables early detection and the shar- ing of valuable network context with the broader ecosystem to accelerate response. Infoblox Ac- tiveTrust is that dedicated solution which provides Zain Jordan and its internet subscribers with pro- active network protection against data exfiltration and fast-evolving, elusive malware threats that exploit DNS to communicate with command and control servers and botnets. Ever since its implementation, Infoblox Active- Trust has blocked DNS communications with: • Source addresses of DDoS attacks • APT (Advanced Persistent Threats), Bot- nets, Compromised Host/Domains, Exploit Kits, Malicious Name Servers, and Sink- holes. • Malicious hostname threats that can take action on or control of end-users’ systems, such as Malware Command & Control, Mal- ware Download, and active Phishing sites. • Ransomware destination servers, which encrypts files on end-users’ systems and require them to pay in order to get them de- crypted. Wissam Saadeddine, Regional Sales Manag- er at Infoblox concludes, “We are proud to be a technology provider to Zain Jordan for over nine years. Zain has always been one step ahead of the market, with its constant zest for innovation and has introduced several ‘firsts’ in the kingdom and is always an early adopter of best of breed technology. Zain’s latest implementation of our ActiveTrust platform is another initiative that demonstrates ‘customer-centricity’ and serves as a shining example of how regional telcos should protect their customers from the ever evolving cy- ber threat landscape.” Fadi Pharaon is appointed Sen- ior Vice President, and Head of Market Area Middle East & Africa, effective September 1, 2019. Effective September 1, 2019, Fadi Pharaon is appointed Senior Vice President and Head of Market Area Middle East & Africa at Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), and member of Ericsson’s Executive Team, reporting to the CEO. Fadi Pharaon currently holds the position as Vice President, Networks & Managed Services within Ericsson’s Market Area Europe & Latin America. Börje Ekholm, President and CEO of Ericsson, says: “With the introduction of 5G we are at an exciting time in the industry. Our customer re- lationships are key to build a strong company position in the market for this next phase of industry development. Fadi has the right back- ground, experience and capabilities to lead this work in this Market Area and I am very pleased to see him stepping up to this role.” Fadi Pharaon says: “The mobile industry is transforming countries and industries and with 5G becoming a reality, we will see new busi- ness opportunities and innovations across our markets. I really look forward to taking on this exciting new role in Market Area Middle East & Africa and work together with both the team in the Market Area as well as the Executive Team. Our abilities to work closely with our customers in our market areas are key to leveraging our technology leadership in 5G.” Fadi Pharaon has a MSc degree in Computer Science from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, as well as an MBA from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh Business School, Scotland. With more than 21 years of experience at Ericsson Fadi Pharaon has had several management positions with sales re- sponsibilities in markets across Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Latin America. As a member of Ericsson’s Executive Leader- ship Team Fadi Pharaon succeeds Rafiah Ibra- him as of September 1, 2019. As announced March 12, 2019, Rafiah Ibrahim will leave her position as Senior Vice President and Head of Market Area Middle East & Africa effective Au- gust 31, 2019 and will take on a role as advisor to CEO Börje Ekholm. Ericsson Announces Changes to the Executive Team

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