Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 18, 2018: Ingram Micro Inc., one of the largest technology distributors in the META (Middle East, Turkey and Africa) region, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with global Cyber Security leader, Forcepoint.
With this agreement, Ingram Micro is authorized to distribute the complete Forcepoint offering in 23 countries across the MEA (Middle East and Africa) region, including Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Cameroon, Egypt, Gabon, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Malta, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Forcepoint offers human-centric security capabilities delivered through cloud, network and risk-adaptive security solutions that empower enterprises and government agencies to accelerate their digital transformation and lower risk. Forcepoint is taking a new approach that emphasizes understanding human behavior and user interaction with critical data over networks of different trust levels.
“Ingram Micro has started a two year Cyber Security initiative based on People, Processes and Technology, and we are very pleased to partner with Forcepoint to help drive this vision forward. Forcepoint’s human-centric approach fits perfectly into our strategy—especially at a time when security attacks are becoming increasingly more complex and sophisticated. With the Forcepoint agreement, we are reaching the front runner position as a value-added distributor of Cyber Security solutions” said Marc Kassis Director Cyber Security in Ingram Micro META Region.
“The dramatic changes in enterprise IT and critical infrastructure over the last five years necessitate a different approach to Cyber Security, because focusing solely on threats is a no-win scenario,” said Mahmoud-Samy Ibrahim, area vice president for the Emerging Region at Forcepoint. “We believe companies must shift their focus to understanding behavior, and dynamically adapting to risk in real-time. We call this risk-adaptive protection. With risk-adaptive protection, policies can be continuously and uniquely applied to the individual, not just broad groups of users within the organization thereby lowering risk while still enabling people to get their jobs done.”
Forcepoint’s Human Point System brings together best-in-class capabilities including Data Loss Prevention (DLP), User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Web/Email Security and Network Security that can stand alone or integrate within an existing environment. Enterprise and government organizations can now deploy DLP and UEBA together in a risk-adaptive protection solution that understands the context and intent of user behavior and dynamically applies enforcement policies to activity representing the highest risk.
About Ingram Micro Cyber Security
Ingram Micro Cyber Security is a specialty division dedicated to helping partners Unlock their Cyber Security Potential. It delivers a comprehensive range of technical assessment services, consultancy services, managed security services (MSS), vendor solutions and training to empower business partners with best-in-class cyber defense capabilities. For more information about Ingram Micro Cyber Security, please visit http://security.ingrammicro.com/
About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technology™. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. More at www.ingrammicro.com
Forcepoint is transforming Cyber Security by focusing on what matters most: understanding people’s intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint protects the human point for thousands of enterprise and government customers in more than 150 countries. For more about Forcepoint, visit www.Forcepoint.com and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec.