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DarkMatter and NetApp Announce Partnership to Drive Data Management and Analytics Solutions in the Middle East

ABU DHABI and DUBAI, UAE, October 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Companies will collaborate on development of multiple flash and data storage technologies 

DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, and NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading global data storage and management company, have announced a partnership to jointly develop and deliver secure data storage and big data analytics solutions.

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With regional government and enterprise users increasingly looking to leverage big data analytics to drive business and operational improvements, large public and private cloud data storage solutions are required, which not only integrate seamlessly with their business processes, but also demonstrate the highest levels of security and cyber threat mitigation.

With advanced persistent threats on the rise both globally and in this region, security is particularly urgent in the data environment -- all the more so given the regular announcements of increasingly large and damaging data breaches across industries.

Through this agreement, customers in the Middle East will benefit from DarkMatter's implementation of resource-efficient and scalable NetApp technologies that quickly ingest and analyse data, thereby empowering end-users with actionable insights in a predictable and efficient manner. These advantages are combined with DarkMatter's recognised expertise in cutting-edge cyber security implementation and systems integration.

In the future, regional customers will enjoy the fruits of new collaboration between the two companies' respective research and development labs. DarkMatter and NetApp software engineers and developers will work on multiple flash and data storage technologies with the goal of delivering innovative, highly secure, high performance cyber security defence and big data analytics solutions.

Commenting on the partnership, Rabih Dabboussi, Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development of DarkMatter said, "In today's world, big data analytics is vital to business success. By working together, DarkMatter and NetApp are helping our customers solve two of today's biggest operational challenges: deriving actionable business insights from big data and keeping that data safe."

Mr Dabboussi added: "We see great value for end users through this partnership, which reflects an alignment of our shared approach to data security and risk management, innovation and technical excellence."

The agreement recognises DarkMatter's leadership in the regional cyber security field and its technical capabilities in NetApp solutions, having been named a NetApp Gold Partner.

"Organisations across the region are adopting a data driven approach and there is strong emphasis on the requirement for resilient and compliant data protection solutions that safeguard business-critical applications. Together with Dark Matter, we are looking at developing effective and secure solutions that enable enterprises to envision, deploy, and evolve their IT environments," said Fadi Kanafani, Regional Director for Middle East and Africa at NetApp.

The two companies have already begun work on specific areas of shared research interest, as well as a solutions framework to address the unique requirements of regional customers.

About DarkMatter  

DarkMatter is transforming the cyber security landscape. Headquartered in the UAE and operating globally, we're the region's first and only fully integrated digital defence and cyber security consultancy and implementation firm. Our elite team of global experts deliver advanced, next-generation solutions to governments and enterprises across the cyber security spectrum.

We help clients simplify the enormous complexity of today's ever-evolving cyber threats. Our vision is to secure the future by protecting its technologies

Our products extend to Secure Communications, Public Key Infrastructure, Innovation & Research, and Big Data & Analytics.

Our services extend to Governance, Risk & Compliance, Cyber Network Defence,

Managed Security Services, Infrastructure & System Integration, Test & Validation Labs, and Smart Solutions.

For further details, visit http://www.darkmatter.ae

About NetApp 

Leading organisations worldwide count on NetApp for software, systems and services to manage and store their data. Customers value our teamwork, expertise and passion for helping them succeed now and into the future. To learn more visit http://www.netapp.com 

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