STME Concludes Successful Participation in GITEX Technology Week 2018

STME, the leading system integrator in the Middle East, participated in GITEX Technology Week 2018 – the largest Middle East’s tech and innovation exhibition between 14th and 18th October under the Saudi Exports pavilion.

The event was a significant success for STME, and it generated massive opportunities to meet existing and potential customers and vendors, in addition to the chance to showcase STME’s capabilities and its wide range of integrated solutions and skillful services. The stand was attended daily by senior decision makers and executives from all the countries we operate in, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, and Pakistan.

STME is glad to see that its solutions made a perfect fit with the market directions and customer requirements, especially the Data Management Solutions, Security, and Cloud Services.

STME has been qualified by Saudi Exports to represent KSA in 38th GITEX Technology 2018

STME, the Middle East IT solutions provider and system integrator (SI), based in Riyadh and across the Middle East, has been qualified by Saudi Exports to participate in the 38th GITEX Technology 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which will be held from October 14 – 18.


GITEX Technology 2018 is one of the largest regional trade events and exhibitions in the sphere of information and communication technology. GITEX brings together the most innovative, exciting & ambitious technology providers to showcase their world-changing products, services, and inventions to an audience of international visitors.

STME has an annual tradition of participating in this exhibition and will focus to achieve a broader contact with existing and prospective customers and partners,  in an opportunity to provide the latest range of solutions and innovations to an ever growing market.


STME will be exhibiting at GITEX Technology Week under Saudi Exports pavilion at Hall Concourse 1, Stand CC1-20N.



STME launches next-generation cloud solution to support enterprises’ data exchange and GDPR compliance needs

STME Secure Drive provides unprecedented levels of user data security and manageability.

As toughening data protection regulations and ever-growing cybersecurity threats place increased pressure on businesses to get their data security act together, STME, the Middle East’s leading IT solutions provider and systems integrator, has launched a next-generation enterprise cloud solution that enables organizations to safely and securely exchange sensitive data online and meet the most stringent data security and privacy compliance requirements.


Introduced in collaboration with global technology leaders NetApp and Palo Alto Networks, the STME Secure Drive is an Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) solution that provides unprecedented levels of user data security and can be used either on-premise or in the cloud, depending on customer requirements.


Designed to facilitate closer employee cooperation and secure company-wide conversations, STME Secure Drive allows enterprises to centrally manage users and roles, enabling the exchange, control and management of information across any number of data rooms with multiple levels of user permissions.


Ayman Al Bayaa, CEO, STME, said, “Unsecured communications poses the biggest security threat to organizations. Besides offering inadequate levels of data protection, many of the existing solutions use technologies that are complicated and difficult to use, often leading to shadow IT, which is a leading cause of insider data threats across all organizations.”


“STME Secure Drive offers a one-stop solution to all these problems, facilitating an easy and secure exchange of data not only within the organization but also with partners. It provides a centralized data exchange platform unlike any other currently on the market, enabling fast and efficient transmission of big data files that are encrypted on the client side to ensure maximum security, thus effectively creating the foundation of trust that your employees and partners need to exchange confidential information,” Al Bayaa added.


Cyber attacks are increasing both in number and sophistication, in the Middle East as well as globally, making it even more critical for organizations to take adequate measures to protect their data and keep business communications secure. According to the 2017 Norton Cyber Security Insights Report, hackers stole AED 3.86 billion from 3.72 million consumers in the UAE over the past year. More than half of the survey respondents reported having experienced cybercrime.


The launch of STME Secure Drive also assumes significance in the context of Europe’s new privacy law that came into effect in May 2018. Known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the EU-wide framework requires companies to comply with a strict set of regulations on how they manage data of their customers.


Crucially, however, the new regulation applies to not just European companies but any organization holding data on a European citizen. This means that hundreds of Middle Eastern businesses that operate internationally and have customers based in the EU region are required to comply with the new data protection rules, failing which they stand to face fines of up to €20 million. Hence, it has become paramount for these organizations to ensure that their networking and communication solutions meet the highest standards of data protection and privacy, sparking renewed demand for secure, next-generation data exchange solutions. STME Secure Drive seeks to answer this demand for advanced EFSS solutions that meet customers’ needs for security, mobility and collaboration.


“With security emerging as the foremost challenge for enterprises, many organizations find themselves having to invest a considerable amount of time and resources in keeping sensitive information secure and protecting against data breaches, often unsuccessfully and often by diverting attention away from their primary business priorities. By providing a centralized and highly secure cloud solution that enables a seamless exchange of data across the enterprise, STME Secure Drive seeks to empower businesses with greater security, control and peace of mind so they can focus on their core business,” Al Bayaa said.


STME Secure Drive uses the most advanced API functionality to facilitate full integration with your existing systems, applications and software. It also offers unrestricted, platform-independent access to web browsers and mobile apps and even lends itself to individual branding, enabling seamless integration into your corporate design which, in turn, helps inspire trust among your customers by creating a familiar appearance.

STME wins 4 prestigious accolades to reinforce its market leadership in the Middle East

Recognitions from Veritas, Commvault and Huawei confirm STME’s position as a partner of choice for global IT leaders

Dubai, 3 June, 2018: Adding yet more milestones to its impressive history, STME, the Middle East’s leading IT solutions provider and systems integrator, has started 2018 on a high note, winning multiple awards and recognitions from its strategic partners to reinforce its reputation as the preferred regional partner for global technology leaders. During the first five months of 2018, STME received three prestigious awards and one Certificate of Appreciation from its partners for demonstrating continued excellence in driving customer success and transforming end-user experiences.

Setting the tone for an accolade-filled 2018 for STME was the Renewal Partner of the Year award presented by Veritas in Veritas Channel Gala Dinner & Awards Night. The Riyadh-based systems integrator then followed it up with two more awards in the same month, winning the ‘Middle East Reseller of the Year – FY18’ and ‘Middle East Service Partner of the Year – FY2018’ awards from Commvault. STME was also presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by Huawei during the Huawei Middle East Partner Summit 2018 held in Dubai last month.

Ayman Al Bayaa, CEO, STME, said, “We deeply value our relationship with our partners and it gives us immense joy and pride to know that we continue to be the service partner of choice for some of the world’s best technology companies. These awards are truly a testament to the dedication and expertise of our team and the consistently high level of service delivery standards they bring to client projects.”

Al Bayaa added, “Our continued recognition by our partners also speaks to the success of our customer-driven business model where the focus is always on creating tangible business value for clients by providing them with a full range of market-leading solutions that help increase operational efficiency, reduce costs and streamline security, while driving meaningful impact on end-user experiences.”

STME Wins Ingram Micro Highest Transacting Cyber Security Award

Award recognizes STME implementation of IBM Radar SOC implementation at Marafiq

 Dubai, UAE__ December 2017—STME, the Middle East’s leading IT solutions provider and systems integrator (SI), headquartered in Dubai, was recently awarded the ‘Cloud and Cyber Security Highest Trusted and Transacting Reseller in MEA, 2017’ at Ingram Micro Cloud & Security Summit.

The 8th annual Ingram Micro awards are held annually to recognize and honor partners globally that have exhibited professionalism and commitment to clients and end users, innovation of technology, processes, and services. Other criteria used to determine award winners include cloud business growth, peer-to-peer leadership, and level of engagement and alignment with Ingram Micro.

The award recognizes STME’s stellar work done in the recent Security Operations Centre (SOC) installation at Marafiq in the Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. The Marafiq Centre needed security systems to manage threats and reduce risks. The SOC implemented at Marafiq Centre utilized IBM’s QRadar Security Intelligence amongst other leading technologies and processes resulting in a system designed to protect, detect, and respond by monitoring, analyzing, correlating and escalating security threats.

“We are greatly honoured to have received the ‘Cloud and Cyber Security Highest Trusted and Transacting Reseller in MEA, 2017’, from Ingram Micro. It is one of the many awards we have received that recognizes our efforts in the provision of security systems, processes, and solutions in the Middle East region. This award amplifies our readiness to help clients in the region with their security needs and requirements,” commented Mr. Ayman Al Bayaa, CEO.

STME, which has been operating in the MENA region for the past 30 years boasts of longstanding partnerships with industry leading companies and has broadened its product and services portfolio across the region.

The Ingram Micro/ Ingram Micro Cloud awards were held at Abu Dhabi, UAE on November 19 – 21.

STME named ‘System Integrator of the Year’ by ICT Achievement Awards 2017

STME, the Middle East’s leading IT solutions provider and systems integrator, has recently been named “System Integrator of the Year” by ICT Achievement Awards 2017. Currently on its 8th year, the award celebrates individuals and organisations that have delivered ground-breaking business value through the innovative application of technology.

The 2017 ICT Achievement Award is set apart from its previous editions as Computer News Middle East (CNME) revised the nomination and awarding process to take into account the readers’ opinions on the most deserving company in the field of regional enterprise technology. In this edition, esteemed judging panel screened a multitude of nominations before choosing the strongest candidate in each category and presented them to the public who then chose the winners through an online vote system.

Ayman AlBayaa, CEO of STME, said: “It is a great honour to receive such an esteemed award. We hold the ICT Achievement Award in high regard for its commitment towards cultivating and promoting the highest standards in the industry through its meticulous judging process. We are especially proud to be chosen by the discerning readers of CNME and stakeholders within the sector as we place great value in feedback end-users. This accomplishment would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of every single person within our company. This also serves as further encouragement to continue in our mission to provide unparalleled products and services.”

The 2017 ICT Achievement Awards was exclusively dedicated to honouring end users and offered a new bracket of awards in recognition of the changing business landscapes within the Middle East.

STME awarded ‘Regional Partner of the Year’ by Hitachi

Recognition was given during Hitachi Data Systems Partner Summit 2017 gala dinner.

STME, the Middle East’s leading IT solutions provider and systems integrator, has recently been awarded ‘Regional Partner of the Year’ by Hitachi. The Hitachi Data Systems Partner Summit was held on September 12 to13. 2017 at the Fairmont Hotel, Ajman. The event drew the participation of key experts within the industry.

Hitachi Data Systems & TechAccess organised the 2017 edition of the summit under the theme ‘Focus & Transform’, celebrating the ability of technological solutions to trigger digital transformation among businesses to ensure its success. The Summit touched on the vital role that proper management of data through relevant systems can play towards transforming the future of businesses.

Sushma Kajaria, Regional Channel Manager – Middle East and Pakistan, Hitachi Vantara, said: “We hold these awards to ceremony the recognize contribution of companies that have played a significant role in advancing our goals and helping us accelerate our growth in the region. STME’s commitment to quality plays a vital role in Hitachi’s vision to cultivate a safe, vibrant and dynamic digital economy. As the business landscape continues to evolve with the emergence of new technologies, we must remain vigilant and look towards a collaborative and integrated approach to ensure the success of all stakeholders.”

Ayman AlBayaa, CEO of STME, said: “It is an honour to be named the Regional Partner of the Year by Hitachi. We hold our partnership with the company in high regard and are delighted to play a part towards the Hitachi’s move to be at the forefront of the digital transformation impacting the growth of companies in the Middle East. This also serves as further encouragement to continue in our mission to provide unparalleled products and services. We look forward to a mutually beneficial working relationship in the years to come.”

Hitachi Data Systems shared its knowledge and expertise gleaning from its experience helping a number of large global companies to manage, govern, mobilise and analyse their data. The summit offered a unique platform and dynamic discussion on public safety, converged solutions, data management platform, and content and storage.

STME Offers Veritas and NetApp Archival Solution

IT solutions provider and systems integrator STME, has launched an integrated solution from Veritas and NetApp that leverages an archiving and storage technology.

The bundle, based on Veritas Enterprise Vault in conjunction with NetApp FAS storage arrays, integrates solutions from both vendors to provide clients with a comprehensive archival solution.

According to STME, the combined Veritas and NetApp bundle is a fully tailor-made archiving solution for customers from any vertical. The solution works as a drop-in system for existing IT environments, as well as new deployments. By bundling archiving licences and physical storage together, the bundle helps reduce overall information management costs.

“Archiving is the ideal tool for protecting, organizing and searching data, helping to meet compliance and eDiscovery requirements. The combined Veritas and NetApp solution complements an organisation’s existing backup implementation. Archives are for discovery, while backups are for recovery” said Ayman Al Bayaa, CEO of STME.

Mr. Al Bayaa added that archiving solutions improve many areas of data protection and IT operations. He said for example, by archiving “stale” data from primary applications, such as Microsoft SharePoint or Windows-based file servers, the storage footprint of these applications can be reduced, improving both backup and recovery performance. “In addition, by using archiving, and not backup, for long-term information retention, organisations can optimize data protection strategies – for example, transitioning from keeping backups forever to shorter retention tailored to meet recovery point and time objectives.”


STME wins Veritas “Enterprise Partner of the Year Award”

STME, the Middle East’s leading IT solutions provider and systems integrator (SI) headquartered in Dubai, received the Veritas “Enterprise Partner of the Year Award” at the recently concluded gala Veritas Channel Award Night 2016.

The Veritas award recognizes STME’s perseverance and deliverance of services, products, and solutions to clients, especially focusing on enterprise clients. “It is an honor to receive this award and recognition from Veritas. We look forward to deepening our partnership and developing our service and solutions offerings with Veritas for our existing and new clients,” said Ayman Al Bayaa, CEO of STME.

“Veritas has a strong set of global partners and we are thrilled that STME won the Veritas Enterprise Partner of the Year for Saudi Arabia award at our Gala Dinner,” said Amer Chebaro, Senior Country Director at Veritas. “STME is a key partner for Veritas, and a leading solutions provider and systems integrator in the Middle East. STME resells a great variety of products from multiple vendors, and has created an end to end data center offering with Veritas’ technology at the heart of its solution. Customers benefit from the stability, reduced risk, and expertise Veritas has to offer, as well as STME’s support for additional products and services. This award highlights the value STME adds to our enterprise business as well as how proud we are to work with them. STME’s proactive focus on Veritas helped us increase business across Saudi Arabia and this recognition is thoroughly well deserved,” added Chebaro.

STME has a working partnership with Veritas for decades and has provided clients with industry leading storage management, backup and recovery, and business continuity solutions.

Source: Saudi Gazette

STME Steps Up Solutions to Combat Cyber Threats

Dubai-based STME, a leading IT solutions provider and systems integrator, is focusing on improving and increasing the number of its products and services to combat increasing cyber security threats and challenges.
A survey conducted by KPMG in 2015 on UAE organisations’ readiness and ability to respond to cyberattacks indicated that only 50 per cent of respondents had any counter attack measures in place.

Further, the survey found that around a third of these organizations had been hacked in the past 12 months, and worse, some organizations had no clued they were under attack until it was too late. Recovery time for attacked organizations was anywhere between two weeks to one month. This is not isolated to the UAE, as a PWC survey on Economic Crime in the Middle East, indicated that organizations reported cybercrime as the second highest type affecting them in 2014.

“Most cyber security attacks happen because companies lack knowledge about it or they rely on destiny, assuming that these attacks will never happen to them,” said Ayman Al Bayaa, CEO of STME. “There is also a misconception that security solutions are very costly, which is again misguided, as for each type and size of firms there will be tailor-made security solutions based on their needs and capacities. And of course, it is always less expensive and pain-free to prevent cyberattacks rather to deal with its consequences.”

To combat these cyber threats STME has, firstly, developed and is in the process of developing products and services at various cost models. Companies in the Mena region can avail themselves of STME’s security products covering networks, host, identity, database, and cloud security. Some popular services that STME offers include security management and security operation centres.

STME is providing an informative and consultancy service to their clients, both to keep them informed of the security climate in general and what options are available.

Source: Trade Arabia