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Scanit looks to secure the Middle East

Network security auditing and training company, Scanit, has opened its regional office in Dubai Internet City (DIC) as it looks to grow its business throughout the GCC, Levant and Egypt.

Network security auditing and training company, Scanit, has opened its regional office in Dubai Internet City (DIC) as it looks to grow its business throughout the GCC, Levant and Egypt. By forming a series of strategic partnerships and alliances across the Middle East, the company hopes to service the security requirements of local government bodies, telecoms companies and small-to-medium sized businesses.“Scanit works with primarily with partners to bring our services to market and provide our customers with leading edge services, namely consulting and training… A number of key relationships have already been developed directly in the market,” says Dean Bell, Scanit regional director for the Middle East.David Michaux CEO of Scanit, Belgium, believes the company will be successful in the local market because there is a growing awareness surrounding security threats in the region and companies are beginning to turn to security companies to ensure the integrity of their operations.“We believe that the Middle East market is advancing rapidly in terms of technology adoption and usage and moving forward security auditing services are key as network security threats become more significant for mission critical business environments, governments, educational institutes and small-to-medium enterprises,” he explains.The company’s DIC office will be complimented by a technically heavy group of security engineers, direct sales staff and channel management infrastructure. It will also house a state of the art secure environment for the delivery of secure auditing services to the market.

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