Cisco Middle East appoints new Country Sales Lead for Oman

January 10, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

OMAN – Cisco Middle East has appointed Waheed Al Hamaid (pictured) as Country Sales Lead for Oman. In his new role, Waheed will lead Cisco’s business in the Sultanate and work closely with the partner ecosystem to support private and public sector customers in their efforts


Galaxy Control Systems to showcase integration and innovation at Intersec

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Galaxy Control Systems will be showcasing its advanced access control solution in interactive demonstrations that represent real-life applications at the upcoming Intersec Dubai. Visitors to the booth (Sheikh Saeed Hall 3, Stand E40) will see System Galaxy integrated with optical turnstile and door management solutions,


UAE happy due to security and tolerance says global report

January 2, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – 2016 was a year plagued by violence, terror attacks, economic hardship and political upheavals, and the positives were few and far between. The story, however, was very different in the UAE. It remained unaffected by the events that troubled the world. It was not buffeted


Lighting firm Stack announces launch of innovative disturbance alert

By SSN Gulf Staff

US – Prior to CES 2017, a US-based responsive lighting firm Stack announced the launch of an innovative technology designed to alert people of any disturbances in their homes while they are away. Referred to as Stack’s Home Awareness service, the feature plans to integrate seamlessly into


Emirates rejects in-flight hacking claim

December 26, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Emirates Airline has denied a security consultant’s claims that the in-flight entertainment system used by 13 major airlines could be hacked, thus compromising passenger safety. Ruben Santamarta, principal security consultant at IOActive, told The Telegraph newspaper in the UK recently that a security flaw in


After attacks 73% of polled Germans favour greater security measures

By Emma Procter

GERMANY – The majority of Germans favour greater security measures including public video surveillance, according to a poll taken following a lorry attack on a Berlin Christmas market last week. The results of the YouGov poll taken for DPA found on Sunday that 60% of Germans


Axis appoints new regional biz dev manager for Oil & Gas in MAE region

December 20, 2016 By Emma Procter

GCC – Axis Communications, the global leader in the network video market, announced the appointment of Meraj Khan as Regional Business Development for Oil & Gas and Critical Infrastructure for Middle East & Africa. Prior to joining Axis, Meraj held diverse positions with a rich experience in business


Genetec to showcase high-end security and surveillance systems at Intersec

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Genetec, a leading provider of open-architecture, unified IP security solutions, has announced that it will be showcasing high-end security and surveillance systems at the upcoming 2017 edition of Intersec in Dubai. The company has expressed its confidence in meeting the growing demand in the