Indo-Emirati Matiti Group All Set to Strengthen Presence in Gulf
India’s interests and capabilities in terms of cyber security have extended well beyond the sub-continent in the past years. Its relation with the Middle Eastern countries has played a vital role in improving its economic ties and transnational networks. Today, India has a strong and growing stake in Gulf stability, from ‘strategic partnerships’ to countering issues related to terrorism, cyber security and anti-piracy.
The recent Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC), co-located with GITEX 2020 (Middle East, North Africa & South Asia’s biggest tech event), held in Dubai evidently proved that the Indian engineers are playing an important role in securing both their own and the Emirati cyberspace. In the same context, Matiti Group, an Indo-Emirate Company is seeking to strengthen its presence in the Gulf region.
In the wake of rapid globalisation and growing cyber security attacks, Matiti Group is focusing on creating a global grid of thought leaders and product portfolio. The aim is to provide best solutions and services to its clients. Today, the company is present in three locations- India, UAE and the UK.
Vikrant Jaitly, CEO, Matiti Group, is also the former second-in-command of the Indian army paratroopers’ special operations regiment, The Parachute Regiment. He has been actively making efforts to establish the company in the Emirati market. The presence of Spire Solutions, another Indian-Emirati distributor in the UAE that provides solutions to overcome security challenges, data leakage, and data stealing, has highly motivated Jaitly to move forward with the decision of establishment.
To fulfil the objective, Jaitly has also collaborated with Kinetic Six, British cybersecurity and Intelligence Company and Pegasus Intelligence, the Hong-Kong registered firm that has a high relevance in the entire Southeast Asia, Middle East and Africa. In June, Pegasus, headed by CEO, Andrew Grunstein, collaborated with the Matiti Group and Kinetic Six to push deeper into the UAE cyberspace.
The experts believe that Pegasus’ focus on Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) has been the main reason for its rapprochement with the Kinetic Six. Both Pegasus and Kinetic are now developing OSINT tools, with plans to deploy case management software in the future.
Even though the UAE has been focusing on developing its own intelligence technology industry, it has always welcomed the distributors of the foreign solutions – Matiti Group, Kinetic and Pegasus. Such partnerships have brought all the three firms close to one another.
Presently, Andrew Grunstein has a stake in Kinetic Six alongside the company’s founder, Shaun Leavy. The former also acted as a Key Account Executive for a project of the Matiti Group. Meanwhile, Vikrant Jaitly has now become the Middle Eastern representative of Kinetic Six. Hopefully, the alliance of all the three firms would bring secure solutions for the global cyberspace.