The hacker attackers get in training

A new training course has been launched in the Middle East in a bid to increase the region's ability to defend against IT security attacks

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By  Graham Stacey Published  October 29, 2002

Executrain recently hosted the Middle East’s first Symantec Gateway Security (SGS) training course – the first such programme to be run outside of the USA. The new course is sure to be welcomed by a region experiencing a growing security intrusion and hacking threat of late.

Kevin Isaac, Symantec regional director, said: This is the first training of its kind in the Middle East. Being committed to the region, we have to ensure that the skill set for high-end enterprise security products are available for our partners to provide and solutions based on these parameters. We believe that meticulous training, partnered with Symantec’s solid security products, offers our partners the greatest value in terms of security solutions.”

Executrain were chosen to host the course as Symantec’s Middle East training partner. Executrain CEO Rajender Bali said: “We are very delighted and honoured that outside the US, ExecuTrain of Dubai is the first training partner of Symantec to deliver training on Symantec Gateway Security. Even setting up the high configuration lab, with each computer having three network cards, was a formidable task in itself.”

The course’s participants represented an array of Symantec Partners from the region. Technical security engineers from partners such as NCR, 3i Solution (KSA), Arabesque (Kuwait), Jeraisy (KSA), National Technology Company (KSA), Arabic Computer Systems (KSA), and Emitac (UAE) were all present.

Blaise Fallon, senior client security instructor, Symantec New York, added: “The course is very vigorous and only technical people with a good grasp of Firewall technology can imbibe its contents.”

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