VIVA and Intel Security to build the first Cyber Defence Centre in Bahrain offering best-in-class Managed Security Services to enterprises

Press release
Published March 7th, 2017 - 07:35 GMT
During the event
During the event

VIVA, Bahrain’s favourite network, has joined forces with Intel Security to establish Bahrain’s first world-class Cyber Defence Centre (CDC) as a step to enhance the nation’s cyber defence capabilities. The partnership signed on the sidelines of MEET ICT and BITEX 2017, will see Managed Security Services (MSS) 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.”

“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 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 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.”

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 CDC will ensure that businesses’ data is fully protected and monitored in VIVA’s high-quality IT infrastructure.

For more information, please visit www.viva.com.bh.

Background Information

Viva

Kuwait Telecommunications Company (VIVA) is Kuwaiti Shareholding Company incorporated pursuant to Amiri Decree No. 187 on 22 July 2008 to operate and manage the third GSM mobile network in Kuwait as per Law no. 2 of 2007. Accordingly, VIVA was launched in December 2008 and was listed on Kuwait Stock Exchange during December 2014.

VIVA is the newest, most advanced mobile telecommunications service provider in the country. VIVA has rapidly established itself in the market through its customer and employee-centric approach.

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