Mimecast to Perform Live Hacking at GITEX Technology Week 2016

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced that it is participating in GITEX Technology Week 2016 along with its distributor Bulwark Technologies. The company plans to showcase its full-range of email and data security solutions and services, and demonstrate how it can protect customers against advanced spear-phishing and whaling attacks with its Targeted Threat Protection service at the region’s largest ICT exhibition, which is being held from October 16-20, 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

“Our recently released research* reveals that organizations globally believe that they are their own worst enemy when it comes to cybersecurity, with 45 percent saying they are ill-equipped to cope with the threat of malicious insiders and 90 percent calling malicious insiders a major threat to the organizations’ security. Email continues to remain the attack vector of choice for cyber-criminals, where they are constantly evolving their tactics to breach the organization’s security by bypassing traditional email security defenses. This holds true for all organizations including those in the Middle East,” says Brandon Bekker, Managing Director at Mimecast MEA.

“At GITEX 2016, our security experts will discuss the top email attack strategies being used by cybercriminals and demonstrate how these work by performing a series of live hacks for visitors at our stand. We plan to highlight how our cloud-based email security services and our capabilities of Targeted Threat Protection, help reduce the risk, complexity and costs traditionally associated with protecting email. We look forward to meeting our existing and prospective customers and partners and scout for new partners in countries where we do not have a strong presence,” Bekker adds.

As part of its GITEX 2016 plans, Mimecast will  promote Mimecast Email Security, which protects against malware, spam, advanced phishing and other emerging attacks, while preventing data leaks, Mimecast Mailbox Continuity, which enables employees to continue using email during planned and unplanned outages, and Mimecast Enterprise Information Archiving, which unifies email, file and instant messaging data to support e-discovery and give employees fast access to their personal archive via PC, Mac and mobile apps.

Mimecast will also showcase its email security cloud service designed to protect customers from the growing threat from email attacks known as CEO Fraud, Business Email Compromise or whaling. The service, known as Impersonation Protect, extends Mimecast’s Targeted Threat Protection, the company’s comprehensive email security protection against spear-phishing attacks with malicious links and weaponised attachments.


Mimecast will also be hosting an event at the Conrad Hotel aimed at teaching business decision makers about the importance of building a ‘human firewall’ by not only deploying advanced security technology, but by educating their employees on how to interrogate their emails and protect the business and themselves from becoming a victim of cybercrime.

Mimecast is exhibiting at stand C1-20, Hall 1. Senior global executives and security experts from the company will be available at GITEX 2016 to meet with customers and partners and share their global experiences, expertise and successes with them.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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