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Comguard appointed HP ArcSight training partner

Regional VAD readies inaugural training programme for partners and end-users

Jayadevan says the training will equip security professionals with tools needed to safeguard their organisations against the rising security threats.
Jayadevan says the training will equip security professionals with tools needed to safeguard their organisations against the rising security threats.

Regional security specialist VAD Comguard, has extended its relationship with HP to deliver training for the HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) platform.

Comguard has been the authorised distributor for HP's ArcSight solutions in the Middle East, and the latest deal will now allow the company to  deliver training to its channel partners and end-users as the HP ArcSight Authorised Education Partner (AEP) in the region.

According to Comguard, partners and end-users from the UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Pakistan, and India will receive training. The distributor is readying to conduct a five-day inaugural training initiative for the Middle East region on HP ArcSight ESM starting from 15th April 2012 in Dubai.

Jayadevan K, senior vice president, Value Business at Comguard, said: "With the rise of instances of security breaches in the region today and the threats faced by enterprises and governments, addressing security is of paramount importance. We believe this training will educate security professionals about the technology and equip with tools to take proactive measures to guard an organisation against rising security threats. The training programme on HP ArcSight security solutions will provide an excellent opportunity to enable enterprises in the region to monitor and ward off threats and secure their environments much more effectively."

Khalid Shaikh, senior director, Education Services for HP Enterprise Security, said with the growing threat of cybercrime in the region, HP is committed to partnering with companies such as Comguard to provide the latest advancements in enterprise security technology.

"HP ArcSight ESM is a powerful compliance solution that enables organisations to analyse and correlate critical security events generated from multiple sources, including security devices, networking equipment, and databases, among others, resulting in rapid identification, prioritisation and response to policy breaches, cyber security attacks and insider threats," Shaikh said.