VIVA, has joined forces with Intel Security to establish Bahrain’s first world-class Cyber Defense Centre (CDC) as a step to enhance the nation’s cyber defense capabilities. The partnership inked on the sidelines of MEET ICT and BITEX 2017, will see Managed Security Services (MSS) added to VIVA’s extensive Cloud services portfolio.
VIVA Bahrain CEO Eng. Ulaiyan Al Wetaid commented, “With more enterprises turning to cloud-based solutions to store critical business data, we at VIVA have directed our focus to new data protection tactics that match the pace of Bahrain’s ICT developments. We will leverage our leading position, extensive expertise and strong presence in the marketplace to build a CDC which offers customers a full suite of security offerings that can evolve with their business.”
“We are confident in Intel Security’s capabilities as a provider of cloud-first integrated security solutions and look forward to providing the best-in-class security solutions to our customers,” he concluded.
VIVA’s CDC is to be established for enterprises across all industries in the private and public sectors including banking, transportation and government, and will help to combat threats from the virtual world and prevent, control as well as analyze causes and symptoms of various forms of cyber attacks. This will allow customers to efficiently respond in real time to protect their critical data. VIVA’s CDC will help eliminate the need for lengthy procurement with specialized IT experts available on premises for immediate support. Intel Security’s products are ideal for this and allow VIVA to provide the best security solutions for their customers.
“Organizations are realizing that a cyber-attack and the associated loss of trust, is as detrimental to their brand and standing with shareholders as loss of actual revenue,” said Tarek Jundi, managing director, Middle East & Turkey, Intel Security. “Enterprises have, rightly so, begun to make considerable investments in security, many a time opting to work through Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). Backed by our industry leading integrated security platform, we have made considerable investments in the region to help service providers like VIVA and channel partners build a robust MSSP practice that will allow them to offer their customers unparalleled levels of security whilst providing both growth and profitability.”