NightDragon, a dedicated cybersecurity, safety, security and privacy (CSSP) investment and advisory firm, today announced a new strategic partnership with CyberKnight Technologies, the Middle East’s fastest-growing cybersecurity Value-Added Distributor (VAD) focusing on zero trust security, to continue the international expansion capabilities of its portfolio companies and bring the latest CSSP innovations to customers in the Middle East, Turkey, Africa (META) and other regions.
CyberKnight has rapidly grown into the largest pure-play cybersecurity VAD in the Middle East in just under four years. Through its strategic partner channel, it helps more than 500 enterprise and government customers implement leading solutions to simplify breach detection, prevention, and incident response, as well as implement regulatory compliance, zero trust practices, critical infrastructure protection, artificial intelligence (AI), threat intelligence, and more.
Through this partnership, NightDragon’s portfolio will get access to CyberKnight’s many customers in the region across banking, finance, telco, energy, government, and other sectors. Additionally, they will get access to more than 80 strategic partners and more than 400 channel partners across the region to further expand go-to-market capabilities internationally and deliver the latest innovations for mitigating risk from rising cyber threats around the world.
“NightDragon continues to align ourselves with leading partners around the world, such as CyberKnight, who can help drive new growth and go-to-market opportunities for our portfolio and bring their innovative CSSP solutions to customers that need them in the Middle East and around the world,” said Dave DeWalt, Founder and CEO, NightDragon. “We look forward to partnering closely with the CyberKnight team to advance a shared mission to secure our world for tomorrow and increase public-private partnerships globally.”
NightDragon companies will receive elevated levels of technical, sales, and business development support to ensure the successful roll-out of programs between the two organizations, including certifications and training for CyberKnight and channel partners as well as comprehensive pre- and post-sales services. CyberKnight will additionally support NightDragon portfolio companies to build robust global partner ecosystems through program consulting and access to its extensive reseller base of partners in the region. Finally, the companies will benefit from joint marketing activities and other efforts that will drive higher awareness, pipeline generation, and increased market penetration in the region.
Meanwhile, CyberKnight will benefit from privileged access to NightDragon companies to ensure increased access to their innovative technologies. Additionally, the partnership builds on an existing partnership with Macnica, a $10 billion global value-added distributor and solution provider, who is also a pre-existing NightDragon Master Service Agreement (MSA) partner and who recently announced its intent to acquire CyberKnight, as well as a shared commitment to increasing diversity and cyber talent efforts on a global scale.
“CyberKnight has a strong reputation for providing the most advanced, bleeding-edge technologies and cybersecurity solutions to our customers. We look forward to working closely with NightDragon and its portfolio companies as an innovation gateway to some of the latest technologies ready to break from the U.S. or other markets into the Middle East, Turkey and Africa and together have a profound effect on reducing cyber risk in the region and around the world,” said Avinash Advani, CEO and Founder, CyberKnight.
CyberKnight is the latest partnership added to the roster of Master Service Agreements as part of NightDragon’s NightScale platform, which provides a platform for growth to accelerate the go-to-market, talent, government services and marketing efforts of NightDragon portfolio companies. It is complementary to other preexisting NightDragon partnerships, including the recently announced Jones Group partnership, which provides strategic advisory in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.
“Immuta is proud to work with a leading venture firm like NightDragon, which continues to forge innovative partnerships with prominent VADs and go-to-market organizations like CyberKnight that can help us bring our market-leading data access and security solutions to customers that need them into critical regions like the Middle East, Turkey and Africa,” said Scott Fuselier, Chief Revenue Officer at Immuta, a NightDragon portfolio company.