A10 Networks co-hosted a security workshop with the theme ‘Embrace data chaos by inspecting your SSL’ in collaboration with technology alliance partner Splunk and channel partner, Saudi Business Machines (SBM). The event took place at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Riyadh on 23 July 2019.
Abdulmajeed Alobailan, country manager for Saudi Arabia at A10 Networks says, “Today data breaches are causing more damage than ever. Two-thirds of all internet traffic is encrypted. Almost half of all cyber-attacks use encryption to evade security, leaving organisations vulnerable to the SSL blind spot. Traditional security defences are ineffective for SSL. This combined with an ever-increasing amount of cyber-crime means the need for companies to deploy comprehensive protection is greater than ever.”
At the event, executives from A10 Networks, Splunk and SBM teams educated attendees on how regional organizations can learn to embrace their data and use it to better protect enterprise networks in order to maintain business as usual. A big spotlight at the event was turned on SSL decryption, which is no longer a ‘nice to have,’ but a ‘must have’ as it eliminates blind spots introduced by SSL encryption and thus prevents cyber-crime. A10 Networks has the most comprehensive decryption solution, A10 Thunder SSLi (SSL Insight) that decrypts traffic across all ports, enabling third-party security devices to analyse all enterprise traffic without compromising performance. SBM is high-level consultants with system integration services to take the joint solution to the market and add additional value for customers.
“SBM is proud to partner with A10 Networks and Splunk, joining forces on this key event to present our services and how, as a leading tech firm in Saudi Arabia, we can add value to our customers. This strategic partnership is a fantastic opportunity for our clients who, by using our services alongside Splunk and A10 Networks’ key products, could benefit hugely and embrace data chaos to drive their company forward,” concludes Ayman Alissa, Cyber Security Director, SBM.