By ; Basel Khaled – Mohamed Shawky
LogRhythm, the company powering today’s security operations centers (SOCs), and Mideast Communication Systems (MCS), the leading value-added distributor in the Middle East and Africa, have partnered to deliver next-generation security information and event management (NextGen SIEM) solutions to organizations across the Middle East and East Africa. The partnership enables public and private organizations to deploy LogRhythm’s NextGen SIEM and benefit from automation, advanced intelligence engine, machine learning and range of cybersecurity technologies and techniques.
LogRhythm operates across six continents and enables organizations to successfully reduce risk by rapidly detecting, responding to and neutralizing cyberthreats. The LogRhythm platform combines user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA), network traffic and behavior analytics (NTBA) and security automation, orchestration and response (SOAR) in a single end-to-end solution. It serves 4,000 customers globally and has been given the Customer Choice title from the Gartner Peer Insights Customers Choice for SIEM report.
“As digital transformation accelerates across the Middle East and Africa, organizations need a secure foundation for adopting new applications and services. Together with MCS, we are enabling them to deploy innovative cybersecurity solutions with a simple and efficient model. Our partnership is focused on helping more organizations manage their risk, reduce complexity and benefit from a ‘security first’ approach,” said Mazen A. Dohaji, Vice President, India, Middle East, Turkey & Africa (iMETA) at LogRhythm. “This is an opportunity to provide cybersecurity in some of the most rapidly digitizing markets in the world.”
MCS will offer LogRhythm’s NextGen SIEM platform to its new and existing customers across the Middle East and 10 eastern and central African countries. It combines cybersecurity solutions with its suite of SD-WAN, cloud enablement, automation, data management and other enterprise IT solutions. LogRhythm will provide the MCS team with technical training in its platform to ensure seamless delivery for customers.
“Cybersecurity is a core pillar of our offering and it adds value to all of the other solutions that we deliver. Our partnership with LogRhythm enables us to take a world-leading platform and deliver it in rapidly transforming local markets,” said, Ali Azzam, Vice President at MCS. “We partnered with LogRhythm because of its proven technology as well as its commitment to partners and end customers. It is continually evolving its technology and services to benefit a growing number of organizations. We look forward to growing our businesses together and enabling the success of our customers in a growing number of markets in the Middle East and Africa.”
Headquartered in Cairo, Egypt, MCS has built a track record of enabling the success of its customers across multiple African markets. In 2020, MCS launched a permanent office in Nairobi to manage MCS operations in eastern and central Africa. In 2023, MCS plans to serve most of the African continent with on the ground presence.