Ingram Micro Honored for Virtual Lab Development at CISO 50 Awards

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 29, 2019: Ingram Micro, one of the largest technology distributors in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region, was honored at the CPI Media’s CISO 50 Awards, which took place March 27, 2019 in Dubai. The program recognizes the top 50 CISOs deploying technology in innovative ways to secure critical business information assets, ensure data protection and minimize risk while delivering business value, all in an effort to enhance the customer experience.

Mamdouh Al-Gendy, Senior Solution Architect at Ingram Micro Cyber Security received an award for developing the Ingram Micro Virtual Lab for Security Solutions. The Ingram Micro Virtual Lab is cloud-based, ensuring anytime and anywhere availability. The lab was designed to facilitate a seamless experience for both valued end-customers as well as Ingram Micro pre-sales engineers during the delivery of a Proof of Concept (POC) exercise. It contains over 20 Cyber Security vendors and acts as its own data center.

Dr. Arijana Trkulja, Head of Cyber Security Consulting Services at Ingram Micro delivered a keynote address at the event. Further,As a part of the keynote, Ingram Micro presented an enhanced approach to cyber defense founded on the principles of proactive and offensive security. The approach consists of tracking cyber gangs and infiltrating their circles to understand and subjugate their intentions before any cyber-attack scenario is even developed, known as Managed Defense and Response (MDR). Dr. Trkulja stressed the need for a progressive emphasis across organizations’ security strategies towards the proactive and offensive approach.

We are proud to have Mamdouh honored for his significant effort in the Cyber Security space, a further recognition of the active leadership role we are taking in the security market,” said Marc Kassis, Cyber Security Division director META Region. “The objective of our Virtual Lab is to provide our business partners all tools to be effective for their clients. With the knowledge we have developed in the Center of Excellence in Dubai, we were able to build several value added approaches, including this virtual testing environment. It is the perfect way to accelerate the sales cycle and show the value of Cyber Security solutions”
To find out how you can work with the Ingram Micro Virtual Lab to deliver a more seamless experience for customers, please contact our Sr. Solutions Architect Mamdouh Al-Gendy by Email: or call +971 52 636 5777.

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