Bulwark, one of the leading value-added distributors of IT Security in the Middle East, recently hosted a customer event for IT decision makers in the UAE. This was held in conjunction with email and data security company, Mimecast, and reseller Virus Rescuers. The event was designed to provide insight into how Mimecast services help better protect Microsoft Office 365 users from vulnerabilities and how a strategy around cyber resilience for email can strength the enterprise around email-borne attacks.
The event was used to update customers on attacks like ransomware and spear-phishing that are rampant and becoming more sophisticated, dangerous and targeted. More than 30 customers from a diverse range of industries including, financial institutions, healthcare and various verticals across the region attended the event. The key takeaway message for attendees was that a defence-only strategy is not enough to handle today’s threats.
Organisations need a cyber resilience strategy for email engineered to protect them from email born threats, to keep email active during service disruptions and to recover data from loss or corruption. Jose Thomas Menacherry, Managing Director, Bulwark Technologies said, “The event addressed concerns around the region’s current cyber threat landscape, by providing insight into the importance of creating a robust Cyber Resilience for Email strategy.”
Jeff Ogden, general manager, Mimecast Middle East commented, “The event allowed us to help our resellers in the region educate customers about the need to implement comprehensive security controls before, continuity during, and automated recovery after an attack. We also used the opportunity to share updates on our existing product portfolio and new security offerings.’’