Ingram Micro Inc., announced signing a distribution agreement with Forcepoint. With this agreement, Ingram Micro is authorized to distribute the complete Forcepoint offering in 23 countries across the MEA (Middle East and Africa) region, including Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Cameroon, Egypt, Gabon, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Malta, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Forcepoint offers human-centric security capabilities delivered through cloud, network and risk-adaptive security solutions that empower enterprises and government agencies to accelerate their digital transformation and lower risk. Forcepoint is taking a new approach that emphasizes understanding human behavior and user interaction with critical data over networks of different trust levels.
“Ingram Micro has started a two year Cyber Security initiative based on People, Processes & Technology, and we are very pleased to partner with Forcepoint to help drive this vision forward. Forcepoint’s human-centric approach fits perfectly into our strategy—especially at a time when security attacks are becoming increasingly more complex and sophisticated. With the Forcepoint agreement, we are reaching the front runner position as a value-added distributor of Cyber Security solutions” said Marc Kassis Director Cyber Security in Ingram Micro META Region. “The dramatic changes in enterprise IT and critical infrastructure over the last five years necessitate a different approach to Cyber Security, because focusing solely on threats is a no-win scenario,” said Mahmoud-Samy Ibrahim, area vice president for the Emerging Region at Forcepoint. “We believe companies must shift their focus to understanding behavior, and dynamically adapting to risk in real-time. We call this risk-adaptive protection. With risk-adaptive protection, policies can be continuously and uniquely applied to the individual, not just broad groups of users within the organization thereby lowering risk while still enabling people to get their jobs done.”
Forcepoint’s Human Point System brings together best-in-class capabilities including Data Loss Prevention
(DLP), User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Web/Email Security
and Network Security that can stand alone or integrate within an existing environment. Enterprise and
government organizations can now deploy DLP and UEBA together in a risk-adaptive protection solution
that understands the context and intent of user behavior and dynamically applies enforcement policies
to activity representing the highest risk.