Malwarebytes to begin operations in UAE

Cyber-security specialist launches channel focussed strategy to battle security solution demands

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Malwarebytes to begin operations in UAE Malwarebytes recently uncovered a malvertising campaign that attacked online publishers and had the ability to compromise hundreds of millions of its readers and subscribers
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  March 23, 2016

Malwarebytes, a US malware prevention and remediation specialist, has announced its entry into the Middle East and will begin operations in April.

The company's strategy in the region will be strongly channel focussed and within the coming months, it will announce distribution partners.

Malwarebytes already has other EMEA operations in Ireland, the UK, Estonia, France and Germany, however it aims to take advantage of the demand for security solutions in the Middle East. According to Anthony O'Mara, Malwarebytes vice president of EMEA, states the Middle East has some of the largest malware infection rates in the world, which makes the region highly important for the company.

"Our mission is to create the best disinfection and protection software to combat the world's extremely harmful threats and ensure that organisations across the Middle East benefit from a malware free existence," said O'Mara. "Malwarebytes has a strong track record of offering corporate solutions that are protecting more than 10,000 businesses, detecting and blocking 605,000 threats per hour and saving 750 million IT hours while securing over 28 million endpoints."

"We are extremely excited to be setting up in the Middle East and are looking forward to partnering with some of the region's most respected resellers and distributors to ensure thousands of companies are protected and malware infection rates fall significantly as a result."

Malwarebytes recently uncovered a malvertising campaign that attacked online publishers, such as msn.com, nytimes.com, bbc.com, and aol.com, and had the ability to compromise hundreds of millions of its readers and subscribers.

To coincide with the expansion, the company will exhibit at the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC) and showcase its Endpoint Security solution which blocks unknown and known malware and ransomware threats, before they deliver malicious code and compromise business networks.

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