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A10 Networks hosts security event in Saudi Arabia


A10 2019 07 24A10 Networks co-hosted a security workshop with the theme ‘Embrace data chaos by inspecting the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) in collaboration with technology alliance partner Splunk and channel partner, Saudi Business Machines (SBM)

The event took place at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Riyadh on 23 July 2019.

Abdulmajeed Alobailan, country manager for Saudi Arabia at A10 Networks, said, “The data breaches are causing more damage than ever. Two-thirds of all Internet traffic is encrypted. Almost half of all cyber-attacks use encryption to evade security, leaving organisations vulnerable to the SSL blind spot.”

“Traditional security defences are ineffective for SSL. This combined with an ever-increasing amount of cyber-crime means the need for companies to deploy comprehensive protection is greater than ever,” he added.

At the event, executives from A10 Networks, Splunk and SBM teams educated attendees on how regional organisations can learn to embrace their data and use it to protect enterprise networks better to maintain business as usual.

The main spotlight at the event was on SSL decryption, which is no longer a ‘nice to have,’ but a ‘must-have’ as it eliminates blind spots introduced by SSL encryption and thus prevents cyber-crime.

The A10 Thunder SSLi (SSL Insight) decrypts traffic across all ports, enabling third-party security devices to analyse all enterprise traffic without compromising performance. SBM provides high-level consultants with system integration services to take the joint solution to the market and add additional value for customers.

Ayman Alissa, Cyber Security Director, SBM, commented, “This strategic partnership is a fantastic opportunity for our clients who, by using our services alongside Splunk and A10 Networks’ main products, could benefit hugely and embrace data chaos to drive their company forward.”