eHDF announces launch of cyber defense centre in UAE

by Agency News   19 June, 2016
eHDF announces launch of cyber defense centre in UAE

Yasser Zeineldin, CEO, eHosting DataFort.

eHosting DataFort announced the launch of a cyber defense centre based in the UAE. The cyber defense centre will offer customers a portfolio of managed security services along with remote managed SIEM services. The announcement was made at a seminar hosted along with Netcure and LogRhythm in Dubai.

Titled Detect and Respond Quickly to High Impact Threats, the seminar covered a range of topics and highlighted the most pressing issues connected to cyber security. The seminar discussed growing popularity of managed security services which covers advanced threat protection, incident management and response, DDoS protection and endpoint security management. The importance of managed security services and how customers can benefit from end to end security lifecycle management was also outlined.

The seminar included talks on threat landscape, the role of managed security services in the modern day context and the importance of modernising threat detection and response. The seminar also saw LogRhythm conduct a demo on their SIEM solution.

Seeking to highlight the growing importance of managed security services to an audience of CIOs in the UAE, eHDF also conducted a survey to track security services trends in the region. Among the findings of the survey, 18% indicated interest in managed data loss prevention, 26% in cloud security and 29% in SIEM in 2016. 15%, 29% and 21% respondents also indicated interest in vulnerability management, advanced threat protection and mobile security respectively.

“Security threats are at an epidemic level. Volume Zero day threats have more than doubled in the last 12 months from 23 in 2014 to 54 in 2015,” said Jeff Ogden, Managing Director of eHDF Cyber Defense Centre. “Targeted attacks aimed at customers have seen a 54% growth and the most important focus of the cyber defense centre is to deliver the highest levels of security. This will be delivered either within the datacentre, on premise at the customers site or in the cloud.”

“At a time when data breaches and hacking are on the rise, it is crucial for organisations to be prepared to combat these attacks. Today, it is imperative to implement cyber security processes that help companies efficiently respond in real time to protect their critical data. We have always worked towards educating our customers about technology innovations that will help them grow their business. Seminars such as this will help us spread the message on how organisations can prepare to secure their data,” said Yasser Zeineldin, CEO, eHosting DataFort.




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