ISS provides ME Internet security

Internet Security Systems (ISS) has planted its first flag in the Middle East market with the opening of an office in Cairo.

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By  Peter Conmy Published  August 5, 2000

Internet Security Systems (ISS) has planted its first flag in the Middle East market with the opening of an office in Cairo.

The new company, ISS Middle East, is a joint venture partnership with Sarhank Group for Investment, a family owned group of companies with businesses including military and defense equipment as well as information technology.

ISS Middle East will market and distribute the entire family of ISS security management solutions throughout the region, working with partners in every country of the Middle East once a network of partners is established.

ISS is a specialist in network security management, offering solutions such as the SAFEsuite family of products for intrusion detection, security assessment and security management.

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“As corporations world-wide embrace e-business practices, there continues to be a strong need for solutions that can manage and control the overall security of customers’ networks, ensuring system availability and online information protection,” said Alex Bogaerts, vice-president of ISS EMEA operations.

Moustapha Sarhank, president and CEO of Sarhank Group for Investments, has pledged to head the ISS operation personally, despite the fact that he oversees other businesses worth close to $500 million.

“This is the level of commitment Sarhank is bringing to ISS. We will use our experience in all Middle East markets that we have established over many years to make ISS the market leader in security management solutions,” he promised.

For further information visit www.iss.net.

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