Ericom Software Continues Global Expansion with Key Investments in the Middle East Leveraging Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Company Expands Ericom Global Cloud Platform Data Center Footprint to Support Growing Demand for Ericom's Zero Trust Remote Browser Isolation Solution
New York, NY (December 22, 2020) – Ericom Software, a leader in Zero Trust cloud cybersecurity solutions and a member of the Oracle Partner Network (OPN), announced today an expansion of its Ericom Global Cloud platform data center presence in the Middle East to support growing demand for Ericom Shield Remote Browser Isolation (RBI). These investments expand local access to Ericom's globally distributed, multi-tenant cloud platform for businesses in the region, including existing Ericom customers supported by the company's regional distribution and reseller partners. This announcement follows the company's November press release noting it is experiencing record global demand for its Zero Trust security solutions as enterprises adopt Zero Trust and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) security strategies.
The rate of cyberattacks using malware designed to exploit web browser vulnerabilities has been dramatically accelerating. These types of attacks use zero-day malware embedded in the content of websites to deliver ransomware, exfiltrate data, disrupt operations, and more. The move to remote work, tied to COVID-19 office closures, unfortunately created additional vulnerabilities that make the risk of these attacks even greater. Ericom Shield RBI is uniquely capable of protecting endpoints and networks from just these sorts of attacks, preventing attacks targeting organizations via phishing emails, social media, and other stealthy vectors.
Traditional web and email security approaches attempt to block threats by scanning traffic coming into networks, hoping to detect malware in order to protect devices. Ericom Shield RBI uses a fundamentally different approach that prevents 100% of web-based ransomware, zero-day threats, and phishing attacks from reaching endpoints. The solution executes web content in a remote, isolated cloud -based container, and only safe rendering information is sent to a device's browser, providing a fully interactive, seamless user browsing experience. Whether users browse to a malicious site on their own or by clicking a URL embedded in a phishing email, they are completely safe since no web content is ever executed directly on their device.
"Ransomware and other browser-based exploits delivered via the web and email are the key threat vectors that organizations need to secure," said Ravi Pather, Ericom Vice President, Europe, and Middle East. "Ericom's Zero Trust RBI solution integrates with solutions like secure web gateways and firewalls to 'air gap' endpoints from zero-day attacks being delivered by malicious websites that users visit while browsing or clicking on URL links in phishing emails."
Local Cloud Datacenters Deliver Performance, Availability, and Data Sovereignty
Ericom's award-winning RBI solution is delivered on the Ericom Global Cloud, a resilient elastic cloud platform that is deployed on Tier-1 cloud infrastructure partners around the world. Two of the latest datacenters in the Middle East, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and in Dubai, UAE, are deployed in Oracle's Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), a market-leading platform capable of elastically increasing compute capacity and processing to accommodate changing data traffic needs.
"With Oracle as a strategic partner in the region, we can leverage their next-generation cloud infrastructure to deliver Ericom Shield RBI on the Ericom Global Cloud platform," said Simon Moran, Ericom VP of Global Business Development. "Our cloud's high-availability, high-performance architecture ensures an excellent user experience for organizations adopting Ericom's cloud security services. In addition, Oracle's cloud infrastructure enables Ericom to deliver significantly improved CPU performance when compared to other infrastructure providers."
"Enabling secure, seamless web access for their distributed workforce is top of mind for virtually every organization," said Ross Brown, vice-president, product management, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides excellent performance, security, and scalability for Ericom's Global Cloud Platform. We are excited to partner with Ericom to deliver its Zero Trust security solutions, like remote browser isolation, so customers in the region remain connected, productive, and secure."
"Ericom's growing data center footprint in the Middle East is important for a number of reasons," Pather continued. "Meeting local data residency and sovereignty demands including retaining data and logs in region is a key requirement across the region for any cloud-based service. Having multiple Points of Presence (PoPs) also allows us to deliver the performance and resiliency enterprises expect, and Ericom will continue to expand our data centers in the Middle East through 2021 to meet increasing demand."
Ericom's channel-only strategy is a key driver of its success in the Middle East. It has created a growing network of security-focused resellers and distributors to deliver its innovative Zero Trust security solutions in the region. Ericom and its partners work closely to ensure their customers quickly gain the critical Zero Trust security benefits of Ericom's solutions.
About Ericom Software
Ericom Software is a leading provider of Zero Trust cloud cybersecurity solutions for secure web and application access that protect organizations from advanced cyberthreats. Leveraging innovative zero trust browser and application isolation technologies, Ericom's cloud and software security solutions enable simple, secure policy-driven access to mission-critical cloud and on-premises business systems and resources, including the web, without impacting end-user productivity.
Ericom's platform of browser isolation, remote access, secure connectivity, mobility, and virtualization technologies enhance cybersecurity and productivity while reducing cost and complexity for tens of thousands of businesses and millions of end users worldwide. The company has offices in the US, UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, and a global network of distributors and partners.
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