Qatar Business Awards 2019

16 MEA MARKETS / 2019 Qatar Business Excellence Awards , Sectigo Sectigo Helps Middle East Companies Combat Phishing, BEC, and Other Web Security Threats 2 Partners with BroadBITS, Checksum, and HayyanHorizons to Deliver CertificateManager, Private CA, and S/MIME Enterprise Solutions. Sectigo (formerly Comodo CA), the world’s largest commercial Certificate Authority and a leader in web security solutions, recently announced its expansion to the Middle East through market-leading partners, including BroadBITS, Checksum Consultancy Co., and Hayyan Horizons. The partnerships enable enterprises in Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates to advance their digital identity strategies using Sectigo web security solutions in combination with best-practice consulting services. “Business email compromise (BEC) attacks are on the rise. In 2018, spoofing or BEC attacks rose 250 percent and spear-phishing attacks in companies saw a 70 percent increase (IndustryWeek). Organizations throughout the Gulf States and Jordan are eager for email encryption and digital signing solutions that minimize these and other risks. We’ve chosen our initial Middle East partners for their excellent reputations and commitment to addressing important cybersecurity challenges,” explained Victor Schooling, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa, Sectigo. Sectigo solutions available throughout the Middle East include: Certificate Manager – Manages public, private and IoT device certificates from a single platform, taking complexity, risk, and time out of digital certificate management. Lifecycle control features ease certificate discovery, issuance, installation, renewal, and revocation, reducing human error and outages. “Expired certificates can be incredibly costly to a company,” added Naveed Ahmed, General Manager, BroadBITS, a cybersecurity company offering best-practice security consulting and solutions to organizations in Kuwait and surrounding countries. “By offering Sectigo Certificate Manager, we are helping clients prevent incidents like Ericsson’s global outage in December, which resulted in UK mobile carrier O2 seeking millions in damages.” Secure Email Certificates (S/MIME) – Fights BEC attacks by digitally signing and encrypting email communications across the enterprise. The S/MIME protocol ensures that email senders and recipients can verify that the content they are sharing is legitimate and trusted. Sectigo secure email certificates are supported by major mail applications including Microsoft Outlook, Exchange, mobile operating systems, and more. Mohamed Omar, Principal Consultant at Checksum Consultancy Co., serving companies of all sizes in Bahrain and Qatar, said, “Checksum is dedicated to ensuring that information security enables businesses to advance their digital strategy. Sectigo innovations, such as its Zero Touch S/MIME solution, will greatly help CIOs and IT managers save time and money through efficient and effective cybersecurity administration.” Private CA – Enterprises can create their own private root certificates, capable of issuing private, end-entity certificates to their internal servers, users, and devices while adhering to corporate and industry compliance standards. Using the Sectigo Certificate Manager platform, administrators have a low-cost way to view and manage their intranet certificates – useful for intranet sites, BYOD, IoT projects, VPN or wireless authentication, and more. In January, Sectigo announced more than 20 percent year-over-year (YoY) growth, including nearly 40 percent YoY channel sales increase, stemming from demand for its enterprise solutions that deliver automated PKI management for public and private certificates. The company also recently revamped its Channel Partner Program, providing its resellers with additional support tools and marketing resources. “We have found Sectigo a great partner to work with. The company’s offerings are proven and strong, and we appreciate the team’s dedication,” said Ali Tamimi, Founder and Managing Director, Hayyan Horizons, an IT security solutions and services provider specializing in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), which provides Sectigo solutions to customers in Jordan and Saudi Arabia. “By offering Sectigo Certificate Manager, we are helping clients prevent incidents like Ericsson’s global outage in December, which resulted in UK mobile carrier O2 seeking millions in damages.”