ComGuard first with Kaspersky training centre
IT distributor ComGuard has established the first Kaspersky-authorised Middle East training centre at its Dubai headquarters
IT distributor ComGuard has established the first Kaspersky-authorised Middle East training centre at its Dubai headquarters and will use it to educate the channel on the vendor’s latest security products.
The four-room facility can accommodate up to 80 trainees simultaneously and offers access to server equipment, PCs and high-speed internet connectivity, as well as an isolated network for lab testing requirements.
ComGuard will provide courses with modules on online threat prevention, anti-virus protection, configuration and virus scan management. It will also offer certification on Kasperky internet security and anti-virus product installation, administration and management.
Mohammed Mobasseri, senior manager for sales and marketing at ComGuard, says the training authorisation is testimony to the strength of the pair’s partnership since it was appointed as a distributor for its entire security product range three years ago.
“This relationship has grown from strength to strength and today we have put in place a robust and comprehensive reseller network and significant on-ground technical support capabilities,” said Mobasseri.
Tarek Kuzbari, managing director at Kaspersky Middle East, says the courses — which are delivered by specialist trainers from Kaspersky and ComGuard — target existing customers, partners and personal users from across the GCC.
“This initiative is yet another step demonstrating our commitment to the region following the inauguration of our first Middle East office in Dubai last year,” claimed Kuzbari. “Kaspersky Lab always wants to make a difference to the overall product experience rather than simply move boxes. Moreover, the timing of this opening is highly relevant as a recent spate of cybercrime and malware threats in the region have urged people to improve their computer literacy,” he added.