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DarkMatter and Guidance Software

November 4, 2016


DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the United Arab Emirates and Guidance Software, makers of EnCaseĀ® and EnForce, an automated risk management platform, today announced a partnership agreement to help DarkMatter clients leverage the powerful capabilities of forensic security tools.

Under the agreement, DarkMatter will integrate Guidance Software products, including EnCase Endpoint Security, EnCase Endpoint Investigator, and EnForce Risk Manager, into its comprehensive cyber security solutions for clients across the Middle East. Guidance solutions will help DarkMatter clients find, assess, respond to, and remediate hidden cyber threats within their networks.

With the exponential growth in data and the ever-increasing cost of a breach, organisations across the Middle East, and the world, are looking for complete cyber security solutions. As cyber-attacks become more advanced, security teams are shifting focus beyond traditional perimeter protection technologies to focus on rapid detection and response. Gartner estimates that by 2020, 60 per cent of security budgets will be focused on detection and response, an increase from less than 10 per cent twoyears ago.[1]

Commenting on the partnership, Rabih Dabboussi, DarkMatter's Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development said, "Forensic cyber security tools are being demanded by our clients with increasing regularity as a result of the rising sophistication of cyber threats. This collaboration with Guidance Software will add to our mission to provide planning, detection, protection and recovery capabilities to digital environments in order to offer a heightened level of cyber security resilience to digital transformation."

Rabih Dabboussi continued, "Partnerships with leading global technology providers is part of DarkMatter's go-to-market strategy, and we look forward to our clients enjoying the added active cyber security defence posture ushered in through our cooperation with Guidance Software."

Forensic security solutions from Guidance deliver unrivalled 360-degree visibility into endpoints, unmatched data collection, and automated incident response and remediation capabilities. The agreement announced today will help DarkMatter deliver the best possible solutions for its customers and support Guidance's development in the region.

"At Guidance, we are strengthening our capabilities and delivering the industry's most powerful forensic security solutions to help our customers reduce digital risk and protect their networks against today's advanced threats," said Guidance Vice President for EMEA Rafik Hajem. "Scaling our business and providing our customers with the comprehensive solutions they demand requires partnering with the best cyber security providers. Guidance is committed to growing our business in the Middle East through this strategic partnership with DarkMatter."

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