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Macnica to Acquire CyberKnight

Macnica Inc, part of Macnica Holdings Inc., a $7.3 billion global value-added-distributor and solutions provider, has announced its intent to acquire a majority stake in Cyber Knight Technologies (CyberKnight). Headquartered in Shin-Yokohama, Japan, Macnica operates globally across Japan, USA, China, Southeast Asia, Australia, India, Brazil, and Europe and focuses on AI, IIoT, mobility, cyber security, big data, healthcare, biotech, retail, robotics, and semiconductors. Macnica’s product portfolio is based on some of the most advanced technologies in the world.

“The company is dedicated to providing customers with local engineering, technical services, support, and solutions. Macnica has been in the cybersecurity business for more than 20 years and has a wide range of cybersecurity solutions. CyberKnight was founded in 2019 by industry veterans Avinash Advani (CEO) and Vivek Gupta (COO) and has rapidly grown into one of the largest cybersecurity VADs in the Middle East in just three years,” the press statement said.

“The strategic relationship will support Macnica’s growth plans to expand its geographical footprint into the Middle East, and then Turkey and Africa in due course. Furthermore, the collaboration will bring together Macnica’s renowned Japanese technology and professional services excellence, paired with CyberKnight’s Zero Trust Security expertise and Middle East experience,” the companies announced.

“Headquartered in Dubai, CyberKnight’s 50+ team has an on-ground presence in key regional markets, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Jordan, and Egypt. Since its inception, CyberKnight has developed a channel of more than 400 partners across the region including VARs, SIs, global SIs, MSSPs, and consultants, that have in turn sold one or more of CyberKnight’s 30-vendor cybersecurity portfolio solutions to over 600 enterprises, primarily in the banking & finance, telco, energy, and government sectors,” the press statement added.

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