Sunday, 27 February 2011

UAE Businesses Require Holistic Security Strategy for Long-Term Growth

eHosting DataFort Launches Remote Managed Security Services
Following the recent instances of security breaches in the region, enterprises are beginning to chart a more holistic security strategy in 2011, extending beyond the IT department by looking at overall potential threats and developing mitigation strategies accordingly.

In the UAE, a large number of enterprises facing security threats are looking at investing in robust and comprehensive solutions to provide an ideal security environment for their users, customers, suppliers, and partners according to Yasser Zeineldin, CEO at eHosting DataFort, the region’s leading managed IT and advisory services provider and a member of TECOM Investments.

Zeineldin’s comments came during the launch of a new Remote Managed Security Service that is part of eHosting DataFort’s Managed Security Services (MSS) portfolio.

A pioneer in the field of Managed Services, eHosting DataFort’s new security offering provides enterprises an ideal solution at a fraction of the cost compared to internal IT staff attempting to manage an organizations complex security issues.

Zeineldin added: “Over the past year, we have interacted with a number of organizations who do not want to host their mission critical data and applications outside their corporate networks and environment. At the same time, they want to focus on their core business instead of monitoring and responding to security-related network disruptions. Therefore, they are willing to work with service providers who can help protect their mission critical infrastructure, detect attacks, assess vulnerabilities, and respond to threats in real time.

“Today, firms want to adopt remote managed security services for gaining benefits such as 24/7 support, improved quality of service, better regulatory compliance, reduced cost and complexity, and less liability concerns.”

An increasing number of public and private sector organisations are evaluating eHosting DataFort’s Remote Managed Security Service which includes network monitoring, identification of threats within and outside the corporate network, log correlation, providing proactive 24/7 real time surveillance to minimise security risks and much more.

Mohamed Rizvi, Manager-Information Security and Advisory Services at eHosting DataFort, said: “In addition to providing core MSS services, customers can avail of Vulnerability & Penetration testing services, firewall, authentication, anti spam and password auto repository services.

“eHosting DataFort’s team boasts of certified experts in various security and network domains including CISSPs, CCIEs-Security, CEH, GCIH, CISM ISO27001, CCIEs and CCNP’s, allowing customers to use the skilled expertise of these resources rather than invest in training staff internally. In addition, eHDF deploys the latest technologies from major vendors such as Arcsight, IBM and Trend Micro.”

A market leader in managed IT and advisory services, with a team dedicated to provide Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Management (BCM) services, eHosting DataFort owns and operates world-class data centres with 24/7/365 operations.

With a wide network of technology and channel partners within the GCC/MENA, Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific regions, eHosting DataFort has been recognised for its Best Colocation Facility in 2010 and was also consecutively awarded the region’s ‘Best IT Service Provider of the Year’ in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

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