CyberGuard opens Dubai office

Network security solutions provider CyberGuard has confirmed the opening of a Dubai office to strengthen relationships with its clients in the Middle East and Africa, and provide them with high-quality technical support, training and consulting services.

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By  Stuart Wilson Published  October 1, 2004

Network security solutions provider CyberGuard has opened a Dubai office to strengthen relationships with its clients in the Middle East and Africa, and provide them with high-quality technical support, training and consulting services closer to home. Located at Dubai Internet City, NASDAQ-quoted CyberGuard’s new office will serve as a central point of access to the vendor’s technical support personnel. Andrew Clarke, vice president and managing director at CyberGuard EMEA, said: “This new office clearly demonstrates our commitment to the region's information security industry and its importance to the future development of CyberGuard operations in the Middle East. We have had clients in the Middle East for more than seven years; high profile customers in the region include banks, government agencies, and financial institutions. Our team in Dubai is looking forward to introducing new offerings to our clients in the region for small, medium and larger companies in both the public and private sectors — while continuing to build close business relationships with our partners.” CyberGuard has been operating in the Middle East since the late 1990s and believes that the region offers tremendous growth potential. The company’s product portfolio includes scalable high performance firewall-VPN appliances, the Webwasher suite of enterprise-class web and e-mail content security solutions, security processors and accelerator products for the SSL and IPsec markets, and industry leading embedded Linux and Linux security solutions. Using a channel of value-added distributors (VADs) and value-added resellers (VARs), CyberGuard has already picked up market share in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt in various verticals including telecoms, banking, government, and oil and gas. With 280 staff around the globe, CyberGuard posted worldwide sales of just under US$48m for the year ending June 2004.

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