Trend Micro appoints StarLink for MENA

Vendor strengthens regional distribution networking with latest alliance with specialist security solutions VAD

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Trend Micro appoints StarLink for MENA StarLink's Nidal Othman (left) shakes hands with Trend Micro's Ihab Moawad after signing the deal.
By  Manda Banda Published  March 10, 2016

Regional VAD StarLink, has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Trend Micro, a global provider of security software, which strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information.

Under the accord, StarLink will sell, install and support Trend Micro products through its extensive network of channel partners to enterprise and government customers in the region.

Nidal Othman, managing director at StarLink commented: "The technologies that make up Trend Micro's portfolio align perfectly with each area of StarLink's Solutions Lifecycle, including data centre and cloud, data governance, risk analytics, threat protection, secure mobility and incident response."

Othman added: "With the state of the IT security landscape in the region, combined with Trend Micro's best-of-breed portfolio, there is excellent potential for us to expand the breadth of the vendor's channel network, while assisting enterprise and government customers protect their environments against next-generation threats. We are truly excited about this partnership."

Ihab Moawad, VP Mediterranean, Middle East, Africa, Russia and CIS at Trend Micro said: "I would like to share my excitement about the huge business potential that can be unleashed between the two companies. Starlink is one of the most admired security VADs in the region, who has gained the respect of all vendors that partnered with them, due to their commitment, focus, and strong market coverage. With our leadership on data centre security, complete end-user protection and network defence, I believe we have a lot to accomplish together and create a role model for how a partnership should be."

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