Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 28, 2011: FVC, the leading Value Added Distributor in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has signed a partnership agreement with Prolexic, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services. This service fits FVC’s vision to bring emerging Cloud based applications and information security services into the MENA region.

 

K.S. Parag, Managing Director at FVC, said, “Information security is one of our key technology areas. DDoS mitigation as a service from Prolexic is a very valuable addition for our partners and their enterprise customers. Prolexic brings the highest levels of expertise, experience and flexibility to the region.”

 

As organisations look to continuously increase their online footprint, the risk of DDoS attack increases, eating into profitability for industries like financial services, online gaming, e-Commerce and many others. DDoS attacks are constantly evolving so it’s important for enterprise and network managers to stay up-to-date on the latest trends, tools and techniques. Prolexic offers 24 hour/365 day support and a time to mitigateSLA.

 

“DDoS attacks are already originating from and targeting legitimate businesses in the Middle East andNorth Africa,” said Matt Payne, vice president EMEA sales at Prolexic.  “Basic mitigation services from ISPs, telcos and content delivery networks only offer limited protection against larger, complex attacks, which is why Prolexic’s services are becoming essential to protect web site availability and e-Commerce revenues.”

 

Prolexic cautions organizations with an online presence that the magnitude of recent global DDoS attacks is confirmation that attacks are escalating in size and complexity as documented in Prolexic’s Q3 2011 global attack mitigation report, which can be accessed at http://www.prolexic.com/attackreports.

 

As the first point of contact in the region, FVC will deploy dedicated sales and technical resources in MENA region.

 

About Prolexic

 

Prolexic is the world’s largest, most trusted Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation provider. Able to absorb the largest and most complex attacks ever launched, Prolexic restores mission critical Internet facing infrastructures for global enterprises and government agencies within minutes. Six of the world’s ten largest banks and the leading companies in e-Commerce, payment processing, travel/hospitality, gaming and other at risk industries rely on Prolexic to protect their businesses. Founded in 2003 as the world’s first “in the cloud” DDoS mitigation platform, Prolexic is headquartered in Hollywood, Floridaand has scrubbing centers located in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit: http://www.prolexic.com/

 

About FVC

 

Judged the Best Value Added Distributor (VAD) by Channel Middle East & Reseller Middle East, FVC is one of the leading VAD across the Middle East andNorth Africa. With dedicated offices in United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco and an expanded presence in Nigeria, Pakistan, Ethiopia, and Algeria, FVC works through its growing network of channel partners in over 45 countries across the region.

 

With new technologies and solutions driving the pace of change of businesses in the region, FVC has built a successful business by drawing on the best of global solutions. Uniquely in the region, its combination of full support for its channel partners and market-leading solutions from emerging technologies provides both FVC’s partners and their customers with the full confidence to invest in integrated next-generation IT and networking solutions. These include Unified Communications, Information Security, Cloud Computing, Application Delivery.

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