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Firm widens regional investments

Wael Mohamed (left) with Ihab Moawad, regional vice president, Forescout at   the event in Dubai.

Wael Mohamed (left) with Ihab Moawad, regional vice president, Forescout at the event in Dubai.

Inayat-ur-Rahman, Business Editor

Forescout, a global industry leader providing active defence for the Enterprise of Things, is revamping its presence across the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey, with regional headquarters in Dubai.

This was revealed by Wael Mohamed, CEO, Forescout, during an exclusive interview with Gulf Today, adding that his company is planning to open new offices in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and South Africa soon.

“This region is leading the way in global technology adoption, and Dubai and the UAE remain in the forefront,” said Wael Mohamed.

“We live and work in a very connected environment, the new world calls it the internet of everything, and we need to be able to protect and discover any device, from a PC to a thermometer. Forescout not only allows for this but more importantly provides the distinction for every device, for example, is a smart refrigerator storing someone’s lunch or vaccines, such specific data gives our customers complete visibility of their network, giving them the ability to successfully mitigate risk.”

Forescout, also announced the appointment of Ihab Moawad as regional vice president of the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META). In this role, Moawad will expand Forescout’s regional presence and investment to better serve organizations and government agencies as they navigate the challenging cybersecurity threat landscape.

“The Middle East is comprised of innovative organizations across every industry that have a plethora of new managed and unmanaged devices connecting to the network, including IoT, OT, and IoMT,” said Ihab, Moawad, regional vice president, Forescout.

This region, which is experiencing hyper-growth is of strategic importance to Forescout, and the company believes that as the scale of technology adoption accelerates, they can do more for their existing customers and potential new clients.

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