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StarLink Completes APT Story by Becoming Bit9 Distributor in META

Offers Customers Immediate Visibility, Detection, Response and Protection with the Only Real-Time Server and Endpoint Sensor

Dubai, UAE September 03rd, 2013 – StarLink, the region's trusted security–specialized "True" Value–Added–Distributor (VAD), announced today that it has been signed by Bit9, Inc. StarLink will sell, install and support Bit9 products and solutions through its Channel Partners across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa regions to enterprise and government customers.

Bit9 is the leader in a new generation of endpoint and server security based on real-time visibility and protection. Bit9 has stopped the most advanced attacks, including Flame, Gauss, and others that targeted organizations in the META region. 1,000 organizations worldwide use Bit9 to increase security, reduce operational costs, and improve compliance.

This is what makes Bit9 unique:

  • One agent for visibility, detection, response and protection
  • The only real-time monitoring and recording of endpoints and servers
  • The only real-time integration with FireEye and Palo Alto Networks
  • Cross-platform support to protect all of your endpoints
  • On- and off-network protection to protect your remote and disconnected users
  • Proven reliability and scalability with more deployments than any other solution of its type


Tony Shadrake, Director EMEA at Bit9, said: "StarLink has a very powerful APT story to combat modern malware that includes solutions to automatically protect against zero–day threats at the perimeter, to visualize APT movement across the network, and to automatically remediate against polymorphic and signature-less threats, all of which talk to each other out–of–the–box."

Shadrake added: "Bit9 recently opened an office in Dubai and hired an experienced team to support our fast–growing Middle East business. StarLink is the ideal distributor to partner with our local team to expand Bit9's footprint in the region as we enable more customers to secure their endpoints and servers against an increasingly sophisticated threat landscape. The synergies between our companies are very strong."

"There was always one piece missing when we spoke to customers about next–generation threat protection. How do you stop the APT from executing if it were to get into your environment?" said Avinash Advani, Director – Business Strategy at StarLink. "This is where Bit9 comes to the rescue. From a single console you will know what is running on any system at any instant and immediately detect and stop advanced threats, zero–day attacks and malware, plus the solution works both on Windows and Mac platforms, which is unique in the industry. All you have to do is set policies that define what software you trust to execute on your systems and everything else is stopped. No execution means no loss of data, no damage to your organization's reputation and no time–consuming and costly remediation", he added.

About Bit9

Bit9 is the leader in a new generation of endpoint and server security based on real–time visibility andprotection. Bit9 is the only solution that continuously monitors and records all activity on endpoints and servers and stops cyber threats that evade traditional security defenses. Bit9's real–time sensor and recorder, cloud-based services, and real–time enforcement engine give organizations immediate visibility to everything running on their endpoints and servers; real–time signature–less detection of and protectionagainst advanced threats; a recorded history of all endpoint and server activity to rapidly respond to alerts and incidents; and real–time integration with network security devices such as FireEye and Palo Alto Networks. 1,000 organizations worldwide–from 25 Fortune 100 companies to small businesses–use Bit9 to increase security, reduce operational costs and improve compliance.

About StarLink

StarLink, headquartered in Dubai, is the leading IT compliance driven solutions provider and was founded in 2005. StarLink is recognized as a "Trusted Security Advisor" and market leader in automating the entire IT compliance auditing process to help customers in the Middle East region reduce IT Risk, with a focus on enterprises in the Financial, Telco and Government sectors. StarLink works with organizations to achieve and sustain compliance and optimally manage risks through full policy, procedure and controls lifecycle management. StarLink's solution offerings are now installed in more than 200 data centers in the Middle East, including 100 of the top regional banks and 15 of the regional's top Telcos. The company's customers trust StarLink to secure their critical enterprise data and safeguard access to sensitive data in the most demanding datacenter environments in the region by monitoring, security and auditing privileged user access to provide 100% visibility on all activities.