StarLink partners with Solera Networks as sole distributor in GCC for network forensics, security intelligence and analytics

Dubai, UAE 3rd Oct 2012 – StarLink, the Middle East's trusted security-specialized Value-Added-Distributor has exclusively partnered with Solera Networks. Solera Networks is the industry's leading Big Data Security Intelligence and Analytics provider, giving its customers real-time, context-aware visibility of advanced malware, zero-day attacks and data breaches.

"With the ever-growing security gap in the defensive capabilities of traditional network forensics tools, the landscape is rife with new digital threats, which drove us to partner with the next generation in security intelligence Solutions, Solera Networks," said Nidal Othman, Managing Director at StarLink.

"Solera's DeepSee technology provides swift, intelligent remediation of security events, which is critical to protecting any organization from further exposure and risk," he added.

"We believe that StarLink is the ideal organization to distribute Solera Networks' big data security solutions in the GCC region," said Chris Brown, Regional Sales Director EMEA at Solera Networks.

"With Solera's comprehensive security intelligence, real-time analytics and advanced threat protection, enterprises in the Middle East will now quickly and easily have the answers to difficult post-breach questions like 'who hacked us?', 'how did they do it?', 'what data was compromised?' and 'are we sure they are not still in our network?," he added.

"Enterprises are losing the battle against targeted attacks and, as a result, intellectual property is being stolen and networks are successfully breached every day because these threats go undetected," said Steve Shillingford, President and CEO of Solera Networks.

"Organisations are now realizing that their traditional, prevention-based technologies are not fully protecting their systems and data, and are shifting their cybersecurity focus toward breach preparedness. Solera's solutions level the battlefield and hasten this shift by recording and classifying every packet, file, and flow going in and out of the network for complete reconstruction of any attack. Delivering this in an easy-to-deploy solution means that any enterprise can have full visibility, situational awareness and intelligent incident response," he added.

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.