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CyberKnight Launches its Operations to Accelerate Incident Response Capabilities in the Middle East

CyberKnight Technologies hosted an official reception to announce the launch of its operations in the Middle East. The event took place at the Radisson Blu Media City on the 29h of January, in the presence of CyberKnight’s leadership team and over 40 industry stakeholders including vendors, and channel partners. During the reception, CyberKnight’s innovative “Art of Cybersecurity Distribution” concept, as well as, its Zero Trust Security (ZTX) Framework were unveiled.

CyberKnight Technologies, a company founded in 2019, is a cybersecurity value-added-distributor (VAD), headquartered in Dubai, covering the Middle East with on-the-ground presence in Saudi Arabia and all key Middle East markets. The ZTX (Zero Trust Security) framework incorporates emerging and market-leading cybersecurity solutions that protect the entire attack surface, by leveraging AI, to help security teams at enterprise and government customers fortify breach detection, accelerate incident response & remediation while addressing regulatory compliance.

CyberKnight’s portfolio is made up of following market-leading vendors:

  • Crowdstrike (EDR & threat intelligence)
  • Attivo (Deception)
  • EclecticIQ (Threat intelligence platform)
  • RiskIQ (Attack surface management)
  • Flashpoint (Deep & dark web threat intelligence)
  • Seclore (Data-centric security)
  • Phishrod (Security awareness and training & anti-phishing platform)
  • Zimperium (Mobile threat defense)
  • MobileIron (Mobile device management)
  • CyberInc (Browser threat isolation)
  • Core Security (Automated penetration testing)
  • Stealthbits (Data access governance & Active Directory security)
  • Immersive Labs (Gamified cybersecurity training)
  • Valimail (Automated DMARC enforcement)
  • Seceon (AI SOC)

Avinash Advani, Founder & CEO at CyberKnight said, “Launching CyberKnight is a commitment to our regional enterprise and government customers that our team will continue to be their trusted advisors to help them defend against today’s cyber threats and adhere to local compliance regulations. The vendors that have been on-boarded into our portfolio in such a short period of time are a testament to their belief in our capabilities to become a full extension of their teams on-the-ground, achieve rapid ROI, TTV and market penetration.”

He ended with, “Inspired by the Art of War by Sun Tzu, CyberKnight’s Art of Cybersecurity Distribution methodology is a unique, transparent and value-driven approach to addressing existing challenges in the Channel, as well as, partner empowerment. Loyalty to our partners is fundamental to our success and is achieved by our commitment to their differentiation and increased profitability.”

Vivek Gupta, Co-Founder, and COO at CyberKnight added, “CyberKnight has built a best-of-breed team of cybersecurity industry veterans that come with decades of combined experience, deep-rooted customer and channel relationships, local experience covering the Middle East, and most importantly the highest levels of expertise, passion, and energy. In line with our vision, we strive to change the definition of VAD by keeping our finger on the pulse of innovation and emerging technology.”

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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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