Thursday 3rd, November 2016 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) – Seclore, the market leader in Enterprise Digital Rights Management (EDRM) – has announced the appointment of Data Wide as its new distributor in Saudi Arabia. The appointment supports Seclore’s strategy and business expansion plans in Saudi Arabia, where the company is building a new leadership and technical support team. Data Wide already works with many of the leading companies – including many of the leading banks – in Saudi Arabia.
Data Wide provides IT and information security solutions for organizations across Saudi Arabia, from its offices in Riyadh and Jeddah. The company supports customers throughout their IT infrastructure management lifecycle and deploys technologies to enable enterprises to leverage IT for operational efficiency, speed, cost efficiency and productivity. Data Wide works with the energy, telecoms, education, retail, banking and government sectors in Saudi Arabia.
Commenting on the new distributor appointment, Amit Malhotra, VP Sales India Middle East & Africa, Seclore, said: “Saudi Arabia is a key strategic market for Seclore in the Middle East. We have established a new country leadership team to develop the opportunities there and we are already working with leading companies such as The Zahid Group – one of Saudi Arabia’s oldest and largest family businesses. With the appointment of Data Wide, Seclore is now very well positioned to accelerate the expansion of our business in Saudi Arabia with a focus on securing customer’s data in an increasingly collaborative and diversified business environment.”
Mr. Mohammed Omer Farooq, Sales Director of Data Wide, added: “Data Wide’s IT & Security portfolio comprises our deep industry expertise in cyber security and our ongoing commitment to add value to our clients’ businesses. Set against the backdrop of the alarming increase in cyber attacks in GCC countries, and increasing collaboration between organisations, there is a clear and growing need for companies in Saudi Arabia to protect their sensitive information. These advanced and persistent security solutions from Seclore will address this critical market need and we are extremely happy to partner with them to fill the gap in the Saudi market.”
According to Seclore, interest in EDRM in the GCC region including Saudi Arabia is rising strongly and Seclore is now committing additional technical and customer service support to sustain and accelerate this growth. The benefits of EDRM are clearly being seen now across a range of sectors, from banking and finance to manufacturing, telecoms, pharma, and the broader enterprise sector. The company expects EDRM to take a greater share of the increasing IT investment in the region, in 2016.
Seclore’s latest survey – Securing Information in the Age of External Collaboration* – concludes that more than 1 in 4 believes it’s very likely sensitive data has been stolen by third party vendors. 98 percent of respondents cited the loss of sensitive data as a top or significant concern. Commonly stated reasons for data loss include emails sent to the wrong person (67 percent), unauthorized access (64 percent) and lost portable storage devices (61 percent). 28% of respondents thought it was ‘very likely’ that sensitive data had been stolen by partners, contractors or customers in the last 12 months.
Seclore’s EDRM solution was named one of the KMWorld Trend-Setting Products of 2016, recognising software products that break new territory in helping organizations achieve their knowledge management goals.