Zain Jordan Partners with Infoblox to Provide Secure Internet Experience for Subscribers

Zain, a leading telecom company in Jordan has implemented the market leading Infoblox ActiveTrust® solution to enable secure internet browsing for its subscribers. Now both, home and business users of Zain’s internet services are assured protection against malware and the risk of data exfiltration without having to pay any additional security subscription fees.

Since its establishment in 1995, Zain Jordan quickly became the foremost telecom company in Jordan, a position that it kept to this day through a policy of investing in cutting edge technology to provide state of the art services to customers. Mr. Yousef Abu Mitawe’ Chief Operating Officer at Zain Jordan said, “The foundation of our work at Zain is to provide the best and most distinctive services, to our customers, as the Internet has become a multi-service and serves all fields, added that  Zain is proud to partner with Infoblox, which has been selected thorough study, ensuring that Zain subscribers are fully aware of the benefits.”

Most Internet communications, including malware, rely on DNS (Domain Name System). Attackers use DNS to exfiltrate data and as a malware control point. More than 90% of malware relies on DNS to redirect traffic to malicious sites. Existing security controls, such as firewalls and email and web proxies, rarely focus on DNS and associated vulnerabilities. DNS is as critical a protocol as web and email. It requires a dedicated solution that enables early detection and the sharing of valuable network context with the broader ecosystem to accelerate response. Infoblox ActiveTrust is that dedicated solution which provides Zain Jordan and its internet subscribers with proactive network protection against data exfiltration and fast-evolving, elusive malware threats that exploit DNS to communicate with command and control servers and botnets.

Ever since its implementation, Infoblox ActiveTrust has blocked DNS communications with:

  • Source addresses of DDoS attacks
  • APT (Advanced Persistent Threats), Botnets, Compromised Host/Domains, Exploit Kits, Malicious Name Servers, and Sinkholes.
  • Malicious hostname threats that can take action on or control of end-users’ systems, such as Malware Command & Control, Malware Download, and active Phishing sites.
  • Ransomware destination servers, which encrypts files on end-users’ systems and require them to pay in order to get them decrypted.

Wissam Saadeddine, Regional Sales Manager at Infoblox concludes, “We are proud to be a technology provider to Zain Jordan for over nine years. Zain has always been one step ahead of the market, with its constant zest for innovation and has introduced several ‘firsts’ in the kingdom and is always an early adopter of best of breed technology. Zain’s latest implementation of our ActiveTrust platform is another initiative that demonstrates ‘customer-centricity’ and serves as a shining example of how regional telcos should protect their customers from the ever evolving cyber threat landscape.”

Veeam Tightens Leadership Grip in Cloud Data Management Market with 26% ARR Growth in Q2 2019

Double-digit growth in annual recurring revenue highlights accelerated transition to a subscription business model and continued success as Veeam embraces Act II of its company evolution

Veeam® Software, the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™, today announced results from Q2 2019.Having recentlyexceeded $1 billion in annual bookings, joining an elite group of software leaders, Veeam’s annual recurring revenue (ARR) increased 26 percent year-over-year (YoY) in Q2 2019, a testament to the success of a unique subscription pricing model introduced earlier this year for all new Veeam products, including new Veeam Availability Suite™ 9.5 Update 4. Hailed as one of the most important releases in Veeam company history, Veeam Availability Suite U4 is approaching 350,000 downloadssince its release in January.

“As we continue to heavily invest in our R&D, sales and marketing, and partner ecosystem, we’re seeing increased adoption of Veeam’s Subscription licensing among our customers across all regions worldwide,” said Ratmir Timashev, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President (EVP) of Sales & Marketing. “Each geography reported growth, which shows that, and as we move into Act II of our evolution — the Hybrid Cloud — it’s an exciting time to be at Veeam. Seventy-two percent of organizations are looking to embrace Cloud Data Management[1]and are transitioning to cloud strategies. We’re excited to support their journey and meet data expectations as the No. 1 player in Cloud Data Management.”

“Collaboration with strategic technology partners has never been stronger or in higher demand,” Timashev continued. “We expect to make additional partner announcements in 2H 2019 to further feed the demand of our partners to combine Veeam backup and data protection software with industry-leading hardware, storage and hyperconverged solutions. Our new “with Veeam” program, which is receiving overwhelming positive response, is just one strategy of how Veeam will innovate and collaborate with its technology partners to deliver a combined hardware plus software solution to enhance customer choice and flexibility.”

Customer, Product and Partner Highlights

  • The Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) program has more than 23,500 partners with 4,100 of those also qualified to provide Cloud Backup & DRaaS using Veeam Cloud Connect.
  • Veeam technology alliance resell agreements with Hewlett Packard Enterprise(HPE), Cisco, NetApp and Lenovo reported 327 percent total transaction growth YoY and 123 percent YoY bookings growth, together completing the overall data management story for global alliance resell partners.
  • Veeam was awarded the HPE 2019 Global Technology Partner of the Year, recognized for excellent financial performance, innovative solutions, and driving meaningful business results for shared customers.
  • Veeam announced the new with Veeam”program in Q2, partnering with premier enterprise storage vendors to provide customers with comprehensive secondary storage solutions that combine Veeam software with industry-leading storage and HCI infrastructure hardware and management stacks. Solutions have already been announced with ExaGridand Nutanixwith availability planned for 2H 2019.

[1]2019 Veeam Cloud Data Management Report