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About Ahmed Etman

Ahmed Etman is the General Manager of Security and Enterprise Networking for Cisco Canada. In this role, he is responsible for Canadian growth within Cisco’s core technologies including enterprise routing, switching, and wireless networking. He is also responsible for managing Cisco’s cross-portfolio security solutions and leads a team of dedicated sales specialists across the country. Etman has over 12 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He joined Cisco’s Europe, Middle East and Africa team in 2006 as a security business development manager, based in Dubai. He is a mechanical engineer by training and started his career as a security systems engineer. Before joining Cisco, he held various positions at Internet Security Systems (now part of IBM), including Director of Technical Solutions, and was responsible for opening the ISS operation in the Middle East and Africa region. Etman holds a bachelor of science degree from The American University in Cairo. Ahmed Etman est le directeur général de la sécurité et du réseautage d'entreprise de Cisco Canada. À ce titre, il est responsable de la croissance des affaires canadiennes en lien avec les technologies de base de Cisco, notamment les technologies de routage, de commutation et de réseautage sans fil d'entreprise. Il est aussi responsable de la gestion de l'ensemble de la gamme de solutions de sécurité de Cisco et dirige une équipe de spécialistes des ventes dévoués d'un océan à l'autre. M. Etman possède plus de 12 ans d'expérience dans l'industrie des télécommunications. Il est entré au service de l'équipe Cisco de l'Europe, du Moyen-Orient et de l'Afrique en 2006 en tant que directeur du développement des affaires de sécurité affecté à Dubaï. Il a une formation d'ingénieur mécanique et il a commencé sa carrière à titre d'ingénieur de systèmes de sécurité. Avant de grossir les rangs de Cisco, il a occupé divers postes au sein d'Internet Security Systems (qui fait maintenant partie d'IBM), y compris celui de directeur général des solutions techniques. Il a aussi été responsable de la mise sur pied de l'équipe ISS de la région du Moyen-Orient et de l'Afrique. M. Etman est titulaire d'un baccalauréat ès sciences de la American University du Caire.

Extending Security Everywhere … including Canada

A few months ago at Cisco Live U.S., we announced both our strategy and several new offerings for Security Everywhere Across the Extended Network. We believe that our vision of delivering Security Everywhere – from the cloud to the network … Continue reading

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Protecting the Attack Continuum

This month, Cisco announced a new host of advanced capabilities and services for security professionals, continuing Cisco’s commitment to arming businesses against all stages of the attack continuum. We’ve discussed in the past how security threats have evolved over the … Continue reading

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Perception versus Reality: Step Up Your Security Protection in 2015

This month, we officially unveiled the Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report, which captures an industry snapshot of our security landscape from an IT network trend perspective. The most glaring point about the report is the seeming “perception versus reality” disconnect … Continue reading

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What keeps you up at night? Latest Cisco research reveals why Canadian organizations need to shore up their network security strategy sooner than later

When it comes to network security, what keeps IT professionals up at night? With new Cisco research revealing that 60%of Canadian organizations don’t have a security strategy or policy in place, or are unsure whether their current strategy prepares them … Continue reading

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How strong is your weakest link? Cisco Midyear Security Report Highlights Weak Links in Threat Landscape

This summer saw the release of the Cisco 2014 Midyear Security Report, the latest examination of “weak links” in organizations – such as outdated software, bad code, and user errors – that could pose serious security threats. The Report indicated … Continue reading

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Putting the ‘Everywhere’ in Advanced Malware Protection Everywhere

It’s no secret that we’re more focused today on security than we have ever been. It began last year with our landmark acquisition of Sourcefire and continued in April when we announced Cisco Managed Threat Defense Service (MTD). MTD was … Continue reading

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How To Secure Your Organization’s Mobile Devices

Today, cybercriminals and Canadian business leaders share a common challenge: both are trying to figure out how best to leverage Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and mobility trends to further their operations. In fact, IDC Canada recently released a report on Canadian mobile … Continue reading

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Cisco and Sourcefire: Where there’s smoke there’s fire

As you may have heard, on October 7 2013, Cisco made a significant announcement in terms of its security offering with the acquisition of Sourcefire. Sourcefire brings industry leading security products and 700 employees that will help Cisco approach security … Continue reading

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