Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Palo Alto Networks, the next-generation security company, hosted the Expert Forum Egypt 2016 in Cairo


On March 7 and 8 2016, Palo Alto Networks, the next-generation security company, hosted the Expert Forum Egypt 2016 in Cairo. As businesses everywhere have become increasingly dependent on technology, and as threats to data have become more sophisticated, responses have evolved in tandem.  Reflecting this, the event is one of the largest of its kind in the Middle East region, bringing together more than 400 business executives to discuss current cybersecurity challenges and share best practices designed to transform and enable businesses in Egypt.

Palo Alto Networks began operating in Egypt in 2012 and its Egyptian business in has since gone from strength to strength. With businesses aware of the risks to both data and reputation associated with today’s advanced cyberthreats, Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform provides a highly-relevant approach, focused on bringing an end to the era of breaches by natively integrating capabilities such as Next-Generation Firewall, Advanced Endpoint Protection, and Threat Intelligence Cloud.

Ercan Aydin, regional vice president, emerging markets, Palo Alto Networks, notes, “While detection and incident response are important, the industry as a whole needs to start putting more focus on actually preventing successful cyber breaches. In the face of increasingly sophisticated attackers, incident response is too little too late. To dramatically decrease the volume of successful cyber breaches, companies need a prevention-minded security platform with built-in automation that can operate at scale in today’s modern diversified and distributed computing environments.”

Aydin added “With every vertical sector in Egypt increasingly aware of the risk of cyberattacks and data breaches, we are very excited to partner with them and to provide our state-of-the-art platform in response.  With Egypt serving as Palo Alto Networks regional hub to support our business across North Africa, this is an important market for us and one in which we hope to continue to grow."

About Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks is the next-generation security company, leading a new era in cybersecurity by safely enabling applications and preventing cyber breaches for tens of thousands of organizations worldwide.  Built with an innovative approach and highly differentiated cyberthreat prevention capabilities, our game-changing security platform delivers security far superior to legacy or point products, safely enables daily business operations, and protects an organization’s most valuable assets.  Find out more at