StarLink Expands into Nigeria as West Africa Hub
Bringing best-of-breed technologies to achieve cybersecurity resilience
Sunday, December 24, 2017 - Dubai, UAE - StarLink, the largest “True” Value-Added-Distributor (VAD) in META, today announced that as part of it global expansion plans, it has launched its Nigeria hub to cater to the West Africa region and is looking to engage with interested IT Security specialized partners.
StarLink has already demonstrated tremendous success in the IT Security business through its well-developed channel network in South Africa and Egypt, which were the first entry points into the African continent. This expansion is in line with the company’s long term vision to be the largest global IT Security True VAD by opening up new markets to replicate its unique business model. Nigeria will act as the operational hub for West Africa including neighboring markets such as Ghana.
StarLink has made its mark as a rapidly growing “True” Value-added Distributor (VAD) globally with on-the-ground presence in 13 countries including the US and the UK. With a focus on next-generation IT security technologies, StarLink has grown organically at an average rate of 60% year on year, now with a $200 million turnover. As a ‘Trusted Security Advisor’ to over 2200 enterprise and government customers globally in diverse business verticals, StarLink has successfully deployed multi-layered defense-in-depth pervasive security infrastructures using its best-of-breed and market-leading technologies. StarLink manages and sells through its channel network and takes pride in empowering them to function autonomously.
Yaadhna Singh-Gounden, Regional Manager – Africa at StarLink said, "We had envisioned Africa to be a huge opportunity and our continued focus on growth in this region has triggered this expansion into West Africa which will see further investments towards deploying local skills and a service office for on-the-ground presence that would bridge the gap between lack of skills to representing vendors who do not have local presence – thus facilitate bringing best-of-breed technologies to this part of Africa.”
StarLink is acclaimed as the fastest growing “True” Value-added Distributor” across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa regions with on-the-ground presence in 20 countries including UK and USA. With its innovative Security Framework, StarLink is recognized as a "Trusted Cyber and Cloud Advisor” to over 3500 plus enterprise and government customers that use one or more of StarLink’s best-of-breed and market-leading technologies, sold through its Channel network of over 1500 Partners. The StarLink Solution Lifecycle helps Channel Partners differentiate their offering and assist customers identify key risks and define priorities to address their IT Security gaps and enhance their Data Center and Cloud infrastructure.