Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016, – Dubai, UAE - StarLink, the region’s trusted security-specialized "True" Value-Added-Distributor (VAD) has demonstrated consistent and exponential growth year-on-year since it was founded in 2005.

Based on achieving targets in 2015, and carrying over a very solid sales pipeline into 2016, StarLink is continuing its high-performance growth with a target of AED 534 Million this year.  This was announced during StarLink’s 2016 Annual Sales Kick-Off in January. With this forecast, StarLink is positioned as the largest IT Security VAD in the META region.

This number will be derived via the breadth of StarLink’s portfolio which is composed of 25 key vendors that make up the Solutions Lifecycle: Data Governance, Datacenter & Cloud, Risk Analytics, Threat Protection, Secure Mobility, Incident Response and Operational Intelligence.

The regional cyber security market has witnessed tremendous growth in the past few years, and IT Security is still a top priority for banks, telcos, oil & gas and Government organizations. Even with the economic challenges driving budget cuts in the region, compliance and next-generation threat protection are still board-level concerns. This is due to the many global and local targeted attacks and breaches that have been witnessed recently.

Several key trends continue to emerge that provide further business cases to IT Security decision makers including Behavioral Analytics, Internet-of-Things, Mobile, Cloud, and Incident Response.

Nidal Othman, Managing Director at StarLink, commented "The last decade has been truly exciting, but a lot of hard work went into the journey. We attribute the success to 3 Ps: People, Product and Process."

He added, "We have an excellent team whom we could not have gotten here without. We have been diligent in identifying the best-of-breed vendor technologies to tell our story. And we have invested heavily in back-office tools and implemented best practices to ensure that our operations are fully optimized. We are humbled to have reached this prestigious milestone in our history."