Help AG partners with
Okta to empower Middle
Spire Solutions brings
IoT security platform to
elp AG, a leading information security services, consultancy
and solutions provider in the Middle East, has announced it
has signed a reseller agreement with Okta, a leading independent
provider of identity for the enterprise, for the region.
The agreement strengthens Help AG’s cloud security portfolio
by enabling the company to offer the Okta Identity Cloud to its
A recent Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) survey discovered
that for nearly 75% of organisations, a username and password was
the only barrier between a determined attacker and access to their
“Many of our customers are embracing the cloud and as they
do so, they become exposed to entirely new cybersecurity threats.
Protecting identity with strong authentication is one of the top
priorities for businesses as the cloud enables their employees and
customers to connect from anywhere, at any time and via any device,”
said Stephan Berner, CEO at Help AG.
Help AG will locally deliver Tier 1 and Tier 2 support services in
the region on behalf of Okta. In addition to reselling the solution
and offering value-add services, Help AG intends to leverage the
Okta Identity Cloud within its own IT environment to strengthen the
security of its cloud services and offerings. This is in line with the
company’s ‘Help AG-as-a-Service’ vision.
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Avinash Advani, CEO of
ith IoT devices fast graduating to the entry point-
of-choice for cyberattacks, regional businesses
are becoming increasingly vulnerable to data breaches,
unauthorised access to corporate networks, production
downtime and subsequent revenue losses.
Responding to the growing need for a comprehensive
defence system, leading value-added distributor Spire Solutions
has partnered with IoT and firmware security solutions provider
Finite State to bring its unique, proactive IoT security platform to
the Middle East.
“The growing deployment of IoT devices within the corporate
infrastructure is an asset, of course, but can also scale up
risk. Backdoor accounts, software vulnerabilities and poor
authentication are common problems. Simply keeping devices
updated with manufacturer patches or depending on your
enterprise security stack is not always effective,” said Avinash
Advani, CEO of Spire Solutions.
Matt Wyckhouse, CEO of Finite State, said the Finite State
Platform employs national-security grade capabilities to identify
and secure IoT vulnerabilities.
“With its ability to provide unparalleled visibility into IoT
devices, detect and assess risks, isolate attacks and send
advance alerts to IT teams, it can be a tremendous asset to
businesses in the Middle East. After evaluating its reach and
reputation within the region, we believe Spire Solutions is the
right partner to help us bring this platform to the Middle East,”