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Entrust opens office in Dubai

Encryption specialist eyes Middle East expansion, appoints tech lead for channel partners

Entrust opens office in Dubai
Reeves: With the tremendous growth the UAE has experienced, establishing a local presence is a major priority.

US-based data-encryption and electronic ID specialist Entrust Inc has expanded its Middle East presence through the opening of a new office in Dubai Internet City.

"With the tremendous growth the UAE has experienced, establishing a local presence is a major priority to support Entrust's current and future customers," said Mark Reeves, senior vice president international, Entrust.

"We already have a significant presence in the region and are committed to supporting our partners, including the Emirates ID Authority and Samba Bank, as well as numerous other governments, financial institutions and enterprises in the region."

As part of the expansion, Entrust has appointed Hani Zeini as lead channel technical support for the Middle East. Zeini has over 10 years' experience as a senior information security consultant and joins Entrust from regional enterprise reseller Ejada Co. Zeini will be based in the Dubai office.

Among its customers, Entrust lists "five of the top six financial institutions in the GCC". The company also said its Arabic soft token is deployed in two of the largest financial institutions within the GCC, with more than 6m total users in the region.

"As the Middle East continues to become a technology hub, Entrust and our software authentication platform will advance to continually meet evolving security needs," said Jeremy Boorer, Middle East territory manager, Entrust.

"Adding a physical presence with our expanded and tailored security solutions allows us to be increasingly aligned with the direction of the regional economy."

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