SCOPE ME and NSFOCUS sign distribution pact

Agreement covers security products and support services across Mid East

Tags: NSFOCUS Information Technology Co Ltd (www.nsfocus.com)Scope Middle East (www.scopeme.com)
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SCOPE ME and NSFOCUS sign distribution pact Felix Cheng, left, regional sales director at NSFOCUS at the partnership signing with Fadi AbuEkab, CEO, SCOPE.
By  Stephen McBride Published  October 22, 2012

Technology distributor Scope Middle East (SCOPE ME) today announced that it has signed a distributorship agreement with NSFOCUS, provider of enterprise-level network security solutions.

SCOPE ME, which is authorised to distribute the entire range of enterprise security solutions from the vendor across the Middle East and Egypt, has confirmed its focus on the Web Application Firewall (WAF) segment, which it believes to be a high-growth market in the region.

 SCOPE ME regards the new partnership as a means "to address the growing need for better Web application security".

Fadi AbuEkab, CEO, SCOPE said, "There is no doubt that increasing connectivity and the consumerisation of IT are driving trends in the Middle East. As customers increasingly demand the delivery of online services, businesses are compelled to hasten deployment of their Web-based applications. At the same time, cyber crime has been particularly rampant in the region with a number of government and private organisations reporting large-scale attacks."

"While enterprises are aware of the need to protect their customer-facing services, they are still restrained by factors such as lack of expertise and cost. We believe that the NSFOCUS Web Application Firewall is the ideal solution for our customers. This product, combined with our technical capabilities, will offer customers the best protection, while still accommodating flexible deployment and low operational overheads."

According to SCOPE ME, NSFOCUS WAF protects a Website, its resident data, and its users from online attacks such as HTTP Flood, SQL Injection, XSS, CSRF, and others, and enables security experts, network administrators and application developers to identify and mitigate the risk of denial of service attacks, data leakage and Web page defacement.

SCOPE will also distribute NSFOCUS's range of solutions for DDoS prevention and mitigation, Network Intrusion Prevention (NIP) and vulnerability management.

"SCOPE has exceptional technical capabilities, a well-established customer base and a long-standing market reputation, built around consistent delivery of world-class service," said Felix Cheng, regional sales director at NSFOCUS.

"We are highly confident that their deep understanding of the specific needs of the region will help us secure a strong foothold in market. We look forward to building a mutually beneficial partnership that will help us establish ourselves as a leading security solutions vendor in the Middle East."

As per the agreement, SCOPE ME is also authorised to provide complete after-sales support for all NSFOCUS products.

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