Attivo Networks Serious about Middle East Expansion - Attivo Networks
Attivo Networks Blogs

Attivo Networks Serious about Middle East Expansion

Attivo Networks News


Opens Middle East Office with Seasoned Security Leadership Team and Signs Partnership Agreement with Leading Distributor Starlink

Fremont, CA., March 21, 2016 – Attivo Networks®, the award-winning leader in deception for cyber security threat detection, announced today that due to the high demand to protect the region’s critical infrastructure it is expanding its worldwide presence by opening an office in the Middle East, the hiring of multiple industry veterans and partnering with Starlink, a leading value-added distributor focused on security solutions in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa.

“Companies are realizing the importance of including advanced deception technology as part of their defense-in-depth strategies, this was clear to us from the unprecedented interest in Attivo solutions at the recent RSA security conference and recent award recognitions Attivo has earned,” said Attivo Networks’ CEO Tushar Kothari. “Our powerful deception platform combined with an experienced team and a strong channel partner will open up exciting new opportunities for the company and address the region’s demand for a comprehensive approach to protecting critical IT infrastructure.”

Attivo Networks Opens Middle East Office and Hires Industry Veterans

Attivo has opened an office in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lake Towers, which will serve the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. The company provides the most comprehensive and advanced deception platform, built on real operating systems and capable of detecting all classes of cyber threats including reconnaissance, stolen credentials, phishing and ransomware attacks.

Attivo’s innovative approach to cyber threat detection provides a comprehensive deception platform that in real time detects inside-the-network BOTs and advanced persistent threats (APTs) that have bypassed all other prevention systems. Traditional threat detection solutions monitor network traffic and look for suspicious attack behavior based on known signature patterns. Taking a different approach, Attivo provides a non-disruptive, scalable solution that instantly detects the presence of attackers, identifies their intent and provides intelligence to stop the attack. The deception platform includes a wide variety of deception techniques, decoys, and engagement servers, and is designed for user networks, large data centers, VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud and Industrial Control System ICS-SCADA environments.

The office is led by three industry veterans:

  • Ray Kafity – Vice President – Kafity has more than 35 years of sales and marketing management experience, and more than 15 years in the security industry. He has held senior positions at companies that lead their industry sectors including FireEye, Cisco, BlueCoat and Lucent.
  • Rawad Sariedinne – Regional Sales Director – Sariedinne has spent most of his 10+ year career in security, most recently with FireEye and before that with First Video Communications.
  • Yassin Watlal – Regional Systems Engineering Manager – For more than 10 years, Watlal has served as a sales and systems engineer for security and other organizations including FireEye, McAfee, Websense and Ecole Nationale des Communications.

Attivo Partners with Security-Industry Distribution Leader Starlink

Starlink is among the largest and fastest growing value added distributors in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, serving 10 countries in the region. With its innovative security framework, and highly regarded technologies that are sold through more than 250 channel partners, Starlink is recognized as a trusted security advisor to more than 1,000 enterprise and government customers.

The company’s technology partners include leading players in critical security areas. Among these are Blue Coat, FireEye, Palo Alto, Trend Micro, Splunk, and IBM for incident response, threat detection, risk and operational management solutions.

“Starlink has a history of only working with the security industry’s most innovative solutions, which provide the highest level of protection for our customers,” said Nidal Othman, Starlink’s managing director. “In Attivo Networks, we have found such an innovator in the rapidly growing area of deception. We are eager to introduce our customers to Attivo’s advanced platform and proven capabilities.”

About Attivo Networks

Attivo Networks® is the leader in dynamic deception technology, which in real-time detects intrusions inside the network, data center, and cloud before the data is breached. Leveraging high-interaction deception techniques, the Attivo BOTsink® Solution lures BOTs and APTs to reveal themselves, without generating false positives. Designed for efficiency, there are no dependencies on signatures, database lookup or heavy computation to detect and defend against cyber threats. Attivo solutions capture full forensics and provide the threat intelligence to shut down current and protect against future attacks.

Follow Attivo Networks: Twitter and Linked In



Gary Thompson
Clarity Communications
415-963-4082 ext. 101


Share on:

Free Active Directory Assessment

Get Visibility Into Privilege And Service Account Exposure

For a limited time, Attivo Networks is providing free Active Directory Security Assessments to demonstrate how ADAssessor provides unprecedented and continuous visibility to AD vulnerabilities.

Try Our Endpoint Detection Net (EDN) for Free


Free use offer of our Award-winning security solution to prevent attackers from lateral movement, credential theft, and privilege escalation, fast and easy.

ADSecure 90-Day Free Trial


  • Hide and deny access to AD objects
  • Get alerted on unauthorized queries
  • Attack details easily viewable in dashboard
  • Your data remains on-premise


Ready to find out what’s lurking in your network?

Scroll to Top