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Salary Survey Middle East 2020 (Pt4)


KSA  –  a possible stimulus that might help economic growth in the region ? The KSA private sector has been reliant on expatriate workers for many years. Up until 2018 they accounted for 80% of the workforce. The government is pushing for Saudization to decrease the high level of unemployment among locals. However, they reported…

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Salary Survey Middle East 2020 (Pt3)


Trade wars, oil price volatility, the risk of a disorderly Brexit and rising social unrest — and in the short term, a massive economic contraction in Iran as it buckles under heavy US sanctions — are the biggest factors shaping the region’s outlook, according to the IMF. The outlook for the MCD region (Middle East…

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ManageEngine debuts support for Oracle Autonomous Database

Mathivanan Venkatachalam

ManageEngine, the IT management division of Zoho Corporation, have announced that Applications Manager, its server, cloud, and application performance monitoring solution, now supports Oracle Autonomous Database. This move enables enterprise IT operations teams and cloud database administrators (DBAs) to gain visibility into the health and performance of every Oracle Autonomous Database instance in their fleet. Extensive support for both online transaction processing and…

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A10 Networks Extends Carrier-class Firewall Product line

Yasir Liaqatullah

A10 Networks have announced it is extending the capabilities of the Thunder Convergent Firewall (CFW), part of the A10 Orion 5G Security Suite, to support the coming cloud-native 5G requirements. The new container-based carrier-class firewall delivers up to 180Gbps throughput, one of the fastest in the industry. A10 is also releasing a new version of…

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Sophos launches managed threat response service

Joe Levy

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, have announced the availability of Sophos Managed Threat Response (MTR), a fully managed threat hunting, detection and response service. The re-sellable service provides organisations with a dedicated 24/7 security team to neutralise the most sophisticated and complex threats. These types of threats include active attackers leveraging fileless…

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Veeam appoints Danny Allan as Chief Technology Officer

Danny Allan

Veeam Software, the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management, have announced that Danny Allan has been appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior Vice President (SVP) of Product Strategy. Allan, promoted from his previous role as Vice President (VP) of Product Strategy, will lead Veeam’s global product strategy group and initiatives, and…

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Will ransomware and cyber attacks be the norm in 2020

Moneer, Regional Vice President of Sales – MENA

Since we are in the business of securing our enterprise customers’ infrastructures, we keep a close eye on how the security and encryption landscape is changing so we can help our customers to stay one step ahead. In 2019, ransomware made a comeback, worldwide mobile operators made aggressive strides in the transformation to 5G, and…

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First BlueKeep attacks prompt fresh warnings


Ever since it was discovered six months ago, the BlueKeep vulnerability has had (not only) the cybersecurity community concerned about impending WannaCryptor-style attacks. Earlier in November, Microsoft together with security researchers Kevin Beaumont and Marcus Hutchins shed light on the first malicious campaign that was aimed at exploiting the critical remote code execution (RCE) flaw. The attacks targeted unpatched…

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