VIVA Bahrain and Intel Security partner to build Cyber Defence Centre

by Agency News   16 March, 2017
VIVA Bahrain and Intel Security partner to build Cyber Defence Centre

(Left to right) Tarek Jundi, Managing Director, Middle East and Turkey, Intel Security; and Eng Ulaiyan Al Wetaid, VIVA Bahrain CEO.

VIVA, Bahrain’s telecom network, has joined forces with Intel Security to establish Bahrain’s first world-class Cyber Defence Centre as a step to enhance the nation’s cyber defence capabilities. The partnership will see managed security services added to VIVA’s extensive cloud services portfolio providing enterprises of Bahrain a one-stop-shop for all communication and data security requirements based on Intel Security technology.

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.”

VIVA’s Cyber Defence Centre 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 analyse causes and symptoms of various forms of cyberattacks. This will allow customers to efficiently respond in real time to protect their critical data. VIVA’s Cyber Defence Centre will help eliminate the need for lengthy procurement with specialised 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.

“Organisations are realising 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 and 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. Backed by our industry leading integrated security platform, we have made considerable investments in the region to help managed security service providers like VIVA and channel partners build a robust practice that will allow them to offer their customers unparalleled levels of security whilst providing both growth and profitability.”

VIVA’s new partnership marks another step forward in the direction of empowering Bahrain’s business sector with reliable, effective and cost-efficient IT solutions. Complimenting VIVA’s up-and-running business datacenter which provides convenient data collocation solutions, VIVA’s Cyber Defence Centre will ensure that business data is fully protected and monitored in VIVA’s high-quality IT infrastructure.


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