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Spire Solutions focuses on IoT security

Value-added distributor wants solution providers to harness opportunities presented by IoT

Spire Solutions focuses on IoT security
Walia says IoT is increasingly being used as an attack vector.

Specialist information security solutions distributor Spire Solutions, was at the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC) 2018 to put the spotlight on the Internet of Things (IoT) security.

The VAD, which has participated at GISEC since the show was launched in 2013, said this year it decided to highlight IoT because it's one of the areas cyber criminals are targeting and using as an attack route.

Sanjeev Walia, CEO, Spire, said last year despite all the challenges in the Middle East market, it was encouraging to see CISOs across the region look beyond the normal and standard methods of securing their networks and IT assets.

Walia noted that across the region, those entrusted with the responsibility of managing and securing their organisations' IT systems are showing great awareness of the many attack vectors that cyber criminals are using. "We have been encouraged to see a lot of awareness and proactiveness from CISOs on how they can reinforce the existing genre of IT security products," he said.

Walia said while Spire has backed GISEC from 2013 when the expo was first launched, this year the company decided to showcase solutions targeted at the IoT sector. "Although we did propagate our traditional IT security solutions in our stable, we felt the time is right for us to focus on threats in the IoT space," he said. "It's the first time that we have used a platform like GISEC to highlight to our systems integrators and their customers how increasingly IoT is being used as an attack path by cyber criminals and hackers."

According to Walia, Spire finds GISEC as the perfect platform to not only meet and interact with channel partners, their customers and vendors, but it also the perfect avenue to receive feedback from the market.

He said the key to Spire's success in the IT security distribution segment is in bringing niche solutions to the market that do not create one problem while solving others. "Given the IT threats that are coming through IoT, it's imperative that we bring solutions that address and provide comprehensive security solutions to organisations that have already taken this journey," he said.

He pointed out that Spire works with a selective range of technology partners, while leveraging channel alliances to help organisations build and maintain secure, compliant and more confident operations.

"During GISEC this year, we were able to demonstrate our ability in advanced threat detection, application security testing, breach detection and business risk intelligence," he said.

Walia said in addition, visitors to the Spire stand were shown how to handle threat exposure management, endpoint detection and response (EDR) and threat hunting, deception and response platform and email authentication.

"This year at our stand we also had a dark room demo and we were able to demonstrate to channel partners and their customers what the deep and dark web is, and how having dark web visibility can help protect their organisations," he said.

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