NetWitness(R) Announces Reseller Agreement With StarLink

Relationship Expands Capabilities Available in Middle East and Africa

Jan 20, 2010, 03:00 ET from NetWitness Corporation

HERNDON, Va. and DUBAI, UAE, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- NetWitness Corporation, the world leader in advanced threat intelligence and real-time network forensics, announced today that it has signed a new reseller agreement with StarLink, a leading IT security solution provider headquartered in Dubai, U.A.E.  Under the agreement, StarLink will act as a Master Distributor and will resell NetWitness products and services through their partner network.  This agreement further expands the NetWitness presence across the Middle East and Africa, and adds the world's most advanced network security solution to StarLink's product portfolio.

"NetWitness achieved explosive growth during 2009 because government and commercial organizations require security solutions that address today's advanced threats," said Chris Brown, Director of EMEA Operations for NetWitness.  "By partnering with StarLink, we expand our presence in the Middle East and North Africa, and offer countries such as Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the U.A.E. the advanced threat management and real-time network forensics capabilities required to address today's advanced security challenges."

Founded in 2005, StarLink is a trusted security advisor to many of the largest organizations in the Middle East and North Africa.  Under this agreement, StarLink, through its resellers, will provide NetWitness solutions to its extensive network of Middle East and African customers including financial institutions, telecommunications companies and governments.

"As seen in the recent Operation Aurora incident, with legacy security technologies alone, there are costly gaps in network intelligence that will be exploited by state-sponsored entities, organized crime and radical groups," said Nidal Othman, Regional Sales and Marketing Manager of StarLink.  "By partnering with NetWitness, StarLink now offers its customers in the Middle East and Africa an exciting new solution to help combat advanced threats.  We anticipate a rapid adoption of this comprehensive next generation monitoring technology by our strong base of customers."

About StarLink

StarLink is an IT security specialist in compliance driven solutions that has been operating since 2005. The company is located in the Middle East & North Africa. StarLink began as an IT infrastructure consultancy and has undergone a striking evolution and growth over time to become a trusted security advisor. The company helps customers reduce IT Risk for enterprises in Financial Institutes, Telcos and Governments, and helps organizations achieve and sustain compliance and optimally manage risks through full policy, procedure and controls lifecycle management.

About NetWitness Corporation

NetWitness® Corporation is the world leader in real-time network forensics and automated threat intelligence solutions, helping government and commercial organizations detect, prioritize and remediate complex IT risks.  NetWitness solutions concurrently solve a wide variety of information security problems including: advanced persistent threat management; sensitive data discovery and advanced data leakage detection; malware activity discovery; insider threat management; policy and controls verification and e-discovery.  Originally developed for the US Intelligence Community, NetWitness has evolved to provide enterprises around the world with breakthrough methods of network content analysis and host-based risk discovery and prioritization. NetWitness customers include Defense, National Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agencies, Top US and European Banks, Critical Infrastructure, and Global 1000 organizations. NetWitness has offices in the U.S. and the U.K. and partners throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.    

To download the freeware version of NetWitness Investigator™, visit  For more information about securing your entire organization with NetWitness NextGen™, contact: Twitter handle: NetWitness  

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