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Sectigo to protect enterprises in Middle East against rising cyberthreats

Sectigo in Middle East

Sectigo (formerly Comodo CA) is looking to protect enterprises in Middle East against phishing, business email compromise (BEC), and other web security threats.

As a part of this, the company has expanded collaboration with its partners in Middle East, which includes BroadBITS, Checksum Consultancy, and Hayyan Horizons.

Sectigo will now deliver web security solutions and consultancy services to enterprises in Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates. These solutions will modernize the digital identity strategies and help enterprises reduce cybersecurity risks.

“Business email compromise (BEC) attacks are on the rise. In 2018, spoofing or BEC attacks rose 250 percent and spear-phishing attacks in companies saw a 70 percent increase (IndustryWeek),” explained Victor Schooling, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa, Sectigo.

“Organizations throughout the Gulf States and Jordan are eager for email encryption and digital signing solutions that minimize these and other risks. We’ve chosen our initial Middle East partners for their excellent reputations and commitment to addressing important cybersecurity challenges.”

The cybersecurity solutions available to enterprises in Middle East will include Sectigo Certificate Manager, Secure Email Certificates (S/MIME), and Sectigo Private CA.

Sectigo Certificate Manager is a cloud-based platform that allows customers to manage, public, private and IoT device certificates from a single platform. It comes with required tools, support, and capabilities that can help in minimizing risks, respond to threats faster, and optimize operational costs.

“Expired certificates can be incredibly costly to a company,” added Naveed Ahmed, General Manager, BroadBITS.

“By offering Sectigo Certificate Manager, we are helping clients prevent incidents like Ericsson’s global outage in December, which resulted in UK mobile carrier O2 seeking millions in damages.”

The Secure Email Certificates (S/MIME) is going to help in combatting BEC attacks. The solution digitally signs and encrypts email communications across the enterprise. It supports top email apps such as Microsoft Outlook, Exchange, mobile operating systems, etc.

“Checksum is dedicated to ensuring that information security enables businesses to advance their digital strategy. Sectigo innovations, such as its Zero Touch S/MIME solution, will greatly help CIOs and IT managers save time and money through efficient and effective cybersecurity administration,” said Mohamed Omar, Principal Consultant at Checksum Consultancy Co.

Whereas, the Sectigo Private CA allows enterprises to create their own private root certificates. These root certificates can be used to issue private and end-entity certificates for internal servers, users and devices, while meeting compliance requirements of corporate and industry.

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“We have found Sectigo a great partner to work with. The company’s offerings are proven and strong, and we appreciate the team’s dedication,” said Ali Tamimi, Founder and Managing Director, Hayyan Horizons.

In September last year, Sectigo had also joined hands Korea Information CA to expand partnership in Asia and offer digital web security solutions in Vietnam and Indonesia.

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