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DarkMatter shows new business lines

DarkMatter highlights new business units and plans for DX consulting

DarkMatter shows new business lines
Dr Sabbagh: DarkMatter is expanding with new business.

Cybersecurity specialist DarkMatter is showcasing the breadth and depth of its new business units at GITEX Technology Week.

The UAE-based company, which is exhibiting with Smart Dubai, recently announced that it would reorganise its business around four units. DarkMatter's new pillars are now the traditional cybersecurity and secure communication business; the digital transformation business, under the banner of DigitalX1, which will advise clients on harnessing emerging technologies for business purposes; DigitalE1 unit which will focus on education; and a Government Solutions division.

Dr Karim Sabbagh, CEO of DarkMatter, says that the inspiration for launching DigitalX1 was from conversations with CEOs and policymakers, who are looking for guidance on how to achieve digital transformation, while maintaining their security resilience.

The new approach has rapidly gained interest from customers, he adds, with many examples on show at GITEX.

"While we cannot share what work we have done, both in the stand for Smart Dubai and Abu Dhabi government, some of the most prominent demonstrations that are being given [at GITEX] have an underlying DarkMatter element," he says.

The company is offering a broad range of services around security, he notes, including testing and corporate cybersecurity awareness, and the aim is for the company to be an active partner for its customers. DarkMatter is adding to its development centres - which currently include facilities in the UAE, Canada and Finland - with an upcoming centre in India.

Dr Sabbagh also said that the company aims to release the second generation of its ‘Katim' secure handset in 2019, and is already working on the third generation. The ongoing development of products is supported with the growth of the ecosystem around Katim, with DarkMatter creating new bespoke secure communications apps and other functions.

"Over and above the hardware, there is also a roadmap for applications that is quite ambitious, all within the remit of secure communications. Whether by voice, messaging, memos, anything you use to communicate in daily life, we can do in a secure way," he adds.

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