Entrust Joins Forces with CyberKnight as new distributor for Middle East Region

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  • CyberKnight will be Entrust’s newest regional distributor for the GCC, Levant, Egypt and Pakistan markets.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Entrust, a global leader in trusted identity, payments and data protection, has announced its new distribution partnership with CyberKnight, a Dubai-based cybersecurity-focused value-added-distributor (VAD), empowering security professionals to address compliance and simplify cyber threat management.

In line with evolving regional compliance regulations and standards, Entrust’s new partnership with CyberKnight as its newest regional distributor, will see the two companies jointly build solutions for the Middle East market that achieve the highest standards of cyber security.

Entrust and CyberKnight are strategically aligned on their security vision with a ‘Zero Trust’ philosophy at its core. With the aim of increasing access to the highest standards of security for Middle East customers, Entrust’s new partnership with CyberKnight will further enable the delivery of digital security solutions to customers, by tapping into CyberKnight’s local network to offer advice, education, expertise and confidence.

“Digital transformation in the Middle East continues to evolve at a phenomenal pace, especially as the demands of the past two years called for a rapid implementation of cloud-based systems to manage the unprecedented shift to remote workforces,” said Scott Kemish, Global Vice President Channel Sales, Entrust. “In order to support local customers championing cloud adoption while meeting the requirements of local compliance regulations, as well as protecting themselves against an all-time-high of cybercrime, we have entered a stage of channel development that requires our channel distribution partners to stand up and make a difference; CyberKnight have all of the right attributes that we are looking for in the market.”

“Our partnership with CyberKnight further cements our commitment to the region, and we look forward to helping more customers transform their digital security in line with the requirements of this new age.” Scott continued.

Over the last two years, the rapid adoption of cloud solutions to enable remote working resulted in an increase in cybercrime globally, as it provided cyber criminals more opportunities to target victims at home. Cybercrime is set to cost the global economy $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. And industry research reveals that, in the UAE, the average cost of remediating a ransomware attack is over $500,000.

“The pandemic has reminded us that cybercriminals are constantly fine-tuning their skills and techniques. If we do not help our customers do the same, then they will be playing catch-up” said Avinash Advani, Founder & CEO of CyberKnight. “Our partnership with Entrust as our newest vendor will enable us to continue helping customers fill the existing gap between their digital transformation efforts, and their security posture by securing their digital ecosystems as well as supporting them with their zero-trust security journey. We are very excited about working with them to further support our local customers across the region.

Entrust’s certificate solutions, PKI, identity and access management, encryption key management and hardware security modules are available to local customers through the partnership.

Later this year, Entrust will join CyberKnight’s annual roadshow, set to take place in November, 2022. The roadshow will cover seven cities across the region including Dubai, Riyadh, Doha, Kuwait City, Amman and Cairo. Entrust will also be joining the CyberKnight stand during the upcoming MENA Information Security Conference in Riyadh, set to take place in September.