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Show dates: 16-20 October 2016, Dubai World Trade Centre | AT GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK | Exhibition hours: 10am -7pm

Fortinet displays Security Fabric

Nader Baghdadi, Fortinet

The cybersecurity solutions vendor Fortinet is demonstrating its Security Fabric ecosystem at Gitex. “Security Fabric is an integrated, collaborative and adaptive architecture that is designed to deliver distributed security for enterprises, providing comprehensive protection against threats from IoT and

remote devices, through the network infrastructure into the cloud. And we offer a single pane of glass management, which offers a holistic view of the security architecture to our customers,” says Nader Baghdadi, Regional Enterprise Director, Fortinet. 4 CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

Red Hat flaunts new curriculum offering

Mustapha Hill, Red Hat

Returning for the company’s fifth year at GITEX Technology Week, Red Hat is this week showcasing

its hands-on, educational scheme, ‘Red Hat Academy.’ The solution provides higher education institutions with the support to offer exams and courses centred around Red Hat technology. “Red Hat Academy goes beyond just implementing the software,” said Mustapha Hill, Channel Ecosystem Leader, MENA, Red Hat. “With this initiative, we actually advise universities on


how they can implement software training into their curriculum. We do this because we want graduates to eventually be able to gain employment in the market based on their knowledge of Red Hat technology. Access to employment opportunities can be done through the company’s Certification Central portal – which is an online facility


Equinix to enable organisations’ digital journeys

Alpha Data displays advanced solutions for ‘smart’ future

GITEX 2016 highlights

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Fortinet... Nader says with the introduction of Security Fabric, Fortinet is the only vendor in the market that can provider customers with seamless protection across the expanding attack surface. The solution also gives customers the power to take on ever increasing performance requirements of the borderless networks, today and into the future, he adds. Fortinet has also announced the launch of its FabricReady Partner Programme and integration of FortiSIEM, providing threat intelligence visibility across multi-vendor cybersecurity solutions.

It’s clear that isolated security devices don’t solve today’s cybersecurity challenges, companies need something different.” Fortinet says the new partner programme will allow enterprises the flexibility to deploy its solutions alongside their existing and new security technologies for truly integrated protection. “It’s clear that isolated

security devices don’t solve today’s cybersecurity challenges, companies need something different. They want integrated security, from IoT to the cloud, with actionable analytics across their multi-vendor networking

and security solutions, all delivered through a single pane of glass view,” said John Maddison, senior vice president products and solutions, Fortinet. Fortinet is exhibiting at hall 1- stand E1-10.


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Equinix to enable organisations’ digital journeys

Jeroen Schlosser, Equinix MENA

Jeroen Schlosser, Managing Director, Equinix MENA, explains the company’s focus at the regional ICT trade show – GITEX Technology Week. What is the primary focus of your participation at this year’s GITEX? Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, is showcasing solutions that can help MENA businesses digitally transform, at GITEX Technology Week. With businesses becoming increasingly interdependent and cloud-enabled, they need more reliable, secure and instantaneous connectivity to clouds, networks and other

enterprises to compete. At the same time, they are facing more users with more devices, needing increased amounts of data in more places across further distances and locations. At GITEX Technology Week, Equinix is showcasing the Interconnection Oriented Architecture (IOA) framework, with a step-by-step playbook on how to redefine the edge and architect a digital platform. What kind of products and solutions are you showcasing at the event? Equinix is showcasing the Interconnection Oriented Architecture (IOA) framework at the GITEX Technology

Week 2016 to help MENA businesses digitally transform. The Interconnection Oriented Architecture (IOA) is a proven blueprint for enterprises and service providers looking to become interconnected enterprises, with the ability to securely connect end users to whatever they need, whenever they need it. What businesses require is a re-architecture of the IT platform, to be able to react in real time and adapt quickly to change, while securely connecting employees, partners and customers within a digital ecosystem. Through the assistance of an Interconnection Oriented Architecture – an innovative approach connecting people, locations, Equinix can make this reinvention possible. Also, as home of the interconnected cloud, with over 30 cloud service providers in its Dubai data center, Equinix can simplify migration of MENA enterprises to the cloud. What steps are you taking in terms of enabling your customers for the ‘smart’ future? The digital economy is changing the nature of business globally and in particular in the MENA region. We propose that topology, technology and

With businesses becoming increasingly interdependent and cloudenabled, they need more reliable, secure and instantaneous connectivity to clouds, networks and other enterprises to compete.” design all favor building a digital business solution using colocation-based, programmable networking, which we will call ‘data center interconnect fabric,’ allowing dynamic interconnection between enterprise peers, cloud providers, communications providers and a growing marketplace of service providers. Enabling a ‘smart and a digital’ future, we are introducing the Interconnection Oriented Architecture – an innovative approach connecting people, locations.

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Red Hat... available to verify and search for certified individuals. “We’re also launching something called the ‘Red Hat Learning’ subscription, where customers and partners can access all of our courses online on a yearly subscription basis, and after that they can undergo the certification process,” said Hill Red Hat is also displaying its collaboration with the partner eco-system at GITEX 2016, which Hill regards as “vital for our growth.” The company utilises this event as a platform to gain

Red Hat Academy goes beyond just implementing the software. With this initiative, we actually advise universities on how they can implement software training into their curriculum.” valuable feedback from industry members, which Hill believes is crucial in successfully operating as an open-source software vendor. “The closest that we get to interacting with thousands

of people, as we do here, is for the Red Hat Summit that takes place every year in the United States. Feedback remains vitally important for us, so we tend to use this event as a way of collecting

this,” said Hill. “It’s been a very good week so far, and we believe that being here shows our commitment to the region. We’re looking to invest further in the Middle East as we’re here to stay.”

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Finesse brings agility to enterprise businesses using BI and analytics solutions

Finesse with its team of consultants who have in depth knowledge and expertise in Business Intelligence and analytics

are addressing callenges faced by enterprises at GITEX. They are using various dashboards and demos to showcase the different

innovative visualisation of analytics and insights for enterprises. One such eye-catcher is the animated visualisation for showing analytics and its insights covering location based analysis and predictive analysis used for forecasting and visualisations in real time using maps. Some key areas in an enterprise where the analytics can be used to show actionable insights are Financial Management, Expenses Management, Marketing Management, Sales Pipeline Management, Customer

Management,Human Resource Management and Operations Management. The company believes that technology plays a critical role in making the banking, telecom, energy, governance and retail industry more customer oriented, go digital across all channels and be able to deliver enhanced customer satisfaction using actionable insights. Such solutions and services help organisations stay competitive and ahead of the curve in today’s technology driven business environment.

Alpha Data displays advanced solutions for ‘smart’ future

Alpha Data, one of the UAE’s leading systems integrator and one of the StarLink_Strip Ads_AW.pdf longest-standing IT companies in

the country, will feature advanced solutions for empowering its customers to thrive in a ‘smart’ future during GITEX Technology Week 2016. The company is participating at the event with two of the world’s technology leaders - HP and Microsoft. Alpha Data will demonstrate its End-User Computing (EUC) solution based on Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Hyper Converged (HC) 380 all-in-one virtualisation system – dubbed a ‘Virtual Machine Vending Machine’ – alongside HP company Aruba’s next-generation network 9 10/12/16 7:53 PM offerings at HP’s GITEX stand to

help businesses kick-start their IT transformation. At the Microsoft stand, Alpha Data will showcase its Banking, Financial Services security as well as Enterprise IT with Microsoft Cloud solutions. The systems will harness the capabilities of Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Azure, and Surface Pro 4. Amar Singh, Sales Director, Alpha Data, said, “The Middle East is heading towards a ‘smart’ future where many critical activities and transactions will be done at the mere click of a button or tap of a screen. We at Alpha Data are constantly working on solutions




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that empower our customers with cutting-edge technology integrating best-in-class systems from our elite partners such as Microsoft and HP. GITEX enables us to share our solutions with regional and global audiences who are eager to maintain productivity, competitiveness and relevance in an increasingly ‘smart’ world.” During GITEX Technology Week 2016, Alpha Data will share its plans for addressing four areas it believes will significantly impact the region’s information and communication technology sector over the next two years, namely the Internet of Things, security, mobility and the cloud.


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