Sertan Selcuk, the VP of Sales for Middle East, Turkey, Africa, and Pakistan, at OPSWAT, speaks about his company’s participation at GITEX 2023
Tell us about your participation at GITEX 2023. Which products and solutions will you be showcasing at the event?
Our GITEX exhibit will house a comprehensive CIP lab that will show IT and OT solutions, and how they work together to secure critical environments. OPSWAT solutions help organizations solve their most common challenges, including application security, cloud security, critical network security, supply chain security, endpoint management, security operations, and email security.
On the OT side of the lab, OPSWAT’s solutions enable safe and compliant usage of removable media, transient devices and enforce unidirectional data transfers. Products on display and available for demo will include MetaDefender Kiosk, Vault, and Drive, MetaAccess OT, OPSWAT Client, MetaDefender USB Firewall, NetWall, OTfuse, and Neuralyzer.
Products on display on the IT side of the lab will include MetaDefender Core and ICAP Server, MetaDefender Email Security, MetaAccess, and MetaDefender for Secure Storage.
Making these integrated solutions unique is the power of OPSWAT’s zero-trust technologies on its single platform, providing Deep Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR), Multiscanning, Proactive DLP, next-generation sandbox, threat intelligence, file-based vulnerability, and country of origin detection.
What are your expectations from the event this year?
We have already cemented a reputation in the region for solving the unique problems associated with securing OT and ICS and today work with leading public and private sector enterprises, across the Middle East, in sectors ranging from O&G and FSI to manufacturing and healthcare.
GITEX is our opportunity to gauge, face to face, the pain points and challenges, successes and failures of our regional customers; but also, of our partners and potential partners, who play such a pivotal role in our regional growth strategy. As such, we see GITEX as the perfect platform for us to join forces with our industry peers and protect our shared future.
What will be your theme of participation at GITEX 2023?
Exhibiting under the theme, “Modernizing Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)”, we will highlight the challenges in defending Middle Eastern countries’ ever-evolving critical infrastructures and showcase the company’s proactive measures that can bring new confidence to the region’s OT security teams.
Our GITEX theme is designed to emphasize that merely maintaining the status quo in cybersecurity is not enough. As an industry, we must take bold steps to address both current and future cyber threats that could potentially compromise our infrastructure.
Do you plan to run any online engagements such as webinars and offline engagements such as tech talks, demos, keynotes, and so on, alongside GITEX 2023?
Alongside the OPSWAT product showcase, we will use our presence at GITEX to spread awareness of the recent partnership with value-added distributor (VAD) StarLink. It is a partnership aimed at offering regional customers a well-rounded approach to cybersecurity. As skills shortages and cyber challenges intensify, StarLink will be there to bring Middle East and Africa security professionals OPSWAT’s end-to-end cybersecurity platform.
In keeping with OPSWAT’s overall theme for GITEX, to help organizations plug the skills gap, we will offer complimentary OPSWAT Academy training vouchers. By arming professionals with the knowledge and skills to proactively secure critical systems, OPSWAT is taking the first concrete steps towards fulfilling its GITEX theme’s call to action. These certificates not only represent education but also OPSWAT’s unwavering commitment to proactive cyber defence and preparedness.