Trend Micro Strengthens MENA Distribution Channel with StarLink

To achieve incremental growth and increased market penetration

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - Dubai, UAE - StarLink, the region's trusted security-specialized "True" Value-Added-Distributor (VAD), announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Trend Micro, a global leader in security software, which strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. StarLink will sell, install and support Trend Micro products through its extensive network of Channel Partners to enterprise and government customers in the region.

StarLink and Trend Micro kicked-off their strategic partnership yesterday at the Launch event held at the Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa.

With over 25 years of expertise, Trend Micro is recognized as the market leader in client-server, network, and cloud-based security stopping new threats faster, detecting breaches better, and protecting data in physical, virtual, and cloud environments. Trend Micro solutions protect end users on any device, optimize security for the modern data center, and secure networks against breaches from targeted attacks.

Nidal Othman, Managing Director at StarLink commented, “The technologies that make up Trend Micro’s portfolio align perfectly with each area of StarLink’s Solutions Lifecycle, including Datacenter & Cloud, Data Governance, Risk Analytics, Threat Protection, Secure Mobility and Incident Response.” He added, “With the state of the IT Security landscape in the region, combined with Trend Micro’s best-of-breed portfolio, there is excellent potential for us to expand the breadth of their Channel network, while assisting enterprise and government customers protect their environments against next-generation threats. We are truly excited about this partnership.”

Ihab Moawad, VP Mediterranean, Mid. East, Africa , Russia &  CIS at Trend Micro said, “I would like to share my excitement about the huge business potential that can be unleashed between the 2 companies. Starlink is one of the most admired security VADs in the region, who has gained the respect of all vendors that partnered with them, due to their commitment, focus, and strong market coverage. With our leadership on data center security, complete end-user protection, and network defense, I believe we have a lot to accomplish together and create a role model for how a partnership should be.”

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704), a global leader in security software, strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our solutions for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered content security to protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative security technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and fits an evolving ecosystem. Leveraging these solutions, organizations can protect their end users, their evolving data center and cloud resources, and their information threatened by sophisticated targeted attacks.

All of solutions are powered by cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™, and are supported by over 1,200 threat experts around the globe.

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