StarLink to distribute Tripwire in MEA region

Dubai, UAE - 9th Oct 2012 – StarLink, a specialised security VAD, has signed a distribution alliance with Tripwire, a provider of information risk and security performance management solutions.

Under the partnership, StarLink will distribute Tripwire's entire product portfolio to resellers throughout the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region as part of its growing security and compliance practice.

"The security threat environment is becoming increasingly complex and organisations are being held to even more rigorous compliance standards. We believe that organisations must protect their IT assets and corporate data, while simultaneously reducing the cost of compliance," said Nidal Othman, Managing Director at StarLink. "Tripwire uniquely addresses these challenges and is the only company that provides CISOs with a metrics platform that can showcase their company's security performance in the same way their CFO's describe the company's financial performance."

"We are very excited about our partnership with StarLink," said Federico de la Mora, director of Europe Middle East and Africa markets for Tripwire. "StarLink has the detailed product expertise, an extensive reseller channel, deep customer relationships and the in-region knowledge to provide world-class support to their rapidly growing market. We are looking forward to working with StarLink's experienced IT security professionals to expand into the enterprise, banking and finance, telecommunications and government markets throughout the MEA geography."

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.