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Emerging Market Analysis: Data Center Security IT Strategy and Monetization in Midsize Organizations — Middle East and North Africa

Published: 30 September 2014

ID: G00267941

Analyst(s): Biswajeet Mahapatra, Luis Anavitarte


An increase in advanced targeted attacks on prominent banks and oil and gas companies has made security a top priority of CIOs and IT leaders in the Middle East. Strategic planning executives for technology providers should design their offerings for the region to provide end-to-end solutions.

Table Of Contents


  • Managed Security Services, Consulting and Implementation Show a Lot of Potential in the MENA Region
    • Recommendations
  • Major IT Security Vendors and Offerings in the MENA Region
  • Drivers and Inhibitors for the IT Security Market in the Middle East Region
    • Drivers
    • Inhibitors
  • Data Privacy and Protection Laws Will Evolve and Be More Stringent in the Middle East Region
    • Recommendation
  • Partnering With a Local Data Center for MSSP Offerings Would Help Complete the Solution Offering
    • Recommendation
  • Hiring and Training Local Talent Should Be a Priority
    • Recommendation
  • Participating in Government-Led Security Programs Is Key
    • Recommendation
  • Channel Partners and SIs Play a Major Role
    • Recommendation

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