Sophos, a global pioneer in next-generation cybersecurity, has named Silicon21 its new distributor in Egypt. Silicon21 is a regional value-added distributor (VAD) of network infrastructure, collaboration, network security, data centres, and digital imaging solutions.
Sophos will take advantage of Silicon21’s nationwide partner and client base, while the distributor will extend its security portfolio with Sophos’ cutting-edge next-generation cybersecurity solutions and services. This will strengthen Sophos’ channel network and expand its footprint in Egypt.
“As cyberattacks get more sophisticated, cybersecurity has become a critical priority for our customers of all sizes and across industries. Sophos and its next-generation cybersecurity solutions enable us to offer a proactive security approach to our country’s partners and clients.
“Egypt’s rapid digital transformation has boosted adversary attack landscapes, and regional enterprises require integrated cybersecurity solutions that can act as a system to prevent new age assaults.
Dr Hazem Al Sharabasy, Silicon21’s chief operating officer, said, “Our synchronized security technology delivers that kind of integrated ecosystem.”
“The Active Adversary Playbook 2021 from Sophos explains attacker patterns as well as their tools, methods, and procedures (TTPs) that lead to ransomware attacks. In 2020 and early 2021, ransomware was involved in more than 80% of the attacks investigated by cybersecurity firms.
Regional organizations should take a proactive and ever-evolving cybersecurity approach to improve their defences. Organizations across Egypt may now access Sophos’ sophisticated security products and services, thanks to Silicon21 as our regional distributor,” said Harish Chib, vice president, Middle East and Africa, Sophos.