Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 78 - Page 11


Cybereason gets new regional VP to fuel growth in Middle East and Turkey

Hussam Sidani as Regional VP , Middle East and Turkey , Cybereason

Cybereason , the XDR company , has announced that it has hired Hussam Sidani as Regional VP for the Middle East and Turkey region . Sidani will oversee the company ’ s operations in the region and be responsible for accelerating Cybereason ’ s customer and partner base in MEA , giving defenders the ability to stop sophisticated cyberattacks .

In addition to expanding Cybereason ’ s Dubai office , Sidani will further expand the company ’ s products and services reach into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , Qatar and Turkey with future channel partners .
Sidani joins Cybereason with more than 20 years of security experience , having most recently led Gulf , Levant , and Africa sales for FireEye . He previously spent
10 years leading the Gulf region for Symantec where he grew revenues by expanding channel partnerships and strategic selling initiatives .
“ The common theme with Hussam ’ s career is growing successful sales teams throughout the Middle East and Africa with a network of top sales leaders and a robust partner ecosystem . Hussam will play an instrumental role in further fueling Cybereason ’ s growth in Dubai and new countries throughout the region ,” said Frank Koelmel , GM , EMEA Cybereason .
“ Today , legacy security solutions aren ’ t helping organisations combat ransomware attacks and other cyber threats . In fact , they exacerbate the problem — too many alerts that hide the true threats , and too many false positives that waste security teams ’ time .”

stc first to switch on 5G component carrier aggregation in MEA

stc , Nokia and MediaTek have announced that they have successfully verified 3 Component Carrier Aggregation ( 3CC-CA ) in a 5G Standalone ( SA ) network in the city of Makkah for the first time in the Middle East and Africa ( MEA ). Carrier Aggregation ( CA ) will support stc to deliver leading 5G services to its customers , as well as achieve a faster time to market for new 5G use cases .

Bader Allhieb , Infrastructure Sector VP , stc , said : “ This crucial , regionfirst trial of 3CC-CA in 5G SA mode reiterates our commitment to provide a world-class experience to our subscribers . Nokia ’ s carrier aggregation solution gives us a competitive edge by providing bestin-class speed , capacity and coverage to our subscribers . We look forward to continuing our engagement with Nokia to enhance our 5G capabilities and efficiencies .”
Khalid Hussein , Head of stc Customer Business Team , Nokia , said : “ Carrier aggregation allows service providers to make optimal use spectrum without impacting the network performance . We look forward to implementing this solution with stc based on commercial hardware and software .”
Rami Osman , Director , Business Development MEA , MediaTek , said : “ This collaboration paves the way to keep Saudi Arabia on the top of global scale of 5G network performance by taking advantage of this cutting-edge connectivity features .”
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