Cyber security solutions demand on the rise in ME
Published: Oct 01, 2014
Source: Saudi Gazette


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Cyber security solutions demand on the rise in ME

There is definite increase in demand for cyber security solutions from Middle East businesses, according to industry experts Omnix International, announcing the launch of their Cyber Security Practice.

Globally, businesses are facing the highest-ever levels of cyber attacks, with global security threat alerts increasing by 14 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to Cisco’s 2014 Annual Security Threat Report.

Worldwide, the cyber security market is set to reach $120.1 billion by 2017, growing at a CAGR of 11.3 percent from 2012-2017, according to research company Markets and Markets.

As more organizations across the region shift their physical IT infrastructure to online, in a bid to reduce costs and support smart devices, IT infrastructure spending in the Middle East and Africa is set to reach $3.47 billion in 2014, an increase of 4.1 percent over 2013, according to Gartner Inc.

“The Middle East is seeing an increase in the demand for IT services in online and mobile mode. This has increased IT security risks exponentially resulting in a high demand for proactive Cyber Security solutions,” said Asef Sleiman, CISO and General Manager at systems integrators Omnix International, whose Enterprise Networking Solutions (ENS) division launched its Cyber Security Practice.

Building on the technical expertise of implementing integrated IT Infrastructure Solutions the company’s Cyber Security Practice provides turnkey network security and information security-related   solutions and services across verticals such as government, healthcare, education, hospitality, contracting, and financial sectors.

“In order to deliver cyber security solutions, each of our projects is professionally handled across consultancy, Solution design, system building and assembling, installation, project management, system documentation, training, and maintenance,” added Asef Sleiman.

Omnix International’s Cyber Security Practice covers strategic, management, tactical and operational solutions in information security, network security, database and application security, security health checks with vendors such as Fortinet, CA Technologies, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, Symantec, ForeScout, Imperva, FireEye, Juniper, Palo Alto, Arbor Networks, Fluke Networks, VSS Monitoring.

“Our security consultants design and implement Cyber Security Solutions keeping in mind our clients’ unique infrastructure set up. Based on industry best practices, our solutions are reliable, flexible and have an integrated approach,” said Maya Zakhour, Channel Director - Middle East, Fortinet.

“By combining its engineering skills and professional services with CA Technologies security software solutions, Omnix International can tailor solutions that best satisfy the needs of the client,” said Nitin Maru, SVP, General Manager, Eastern & Africa Growth Markets, CA Technologies. 

“As a leading marine terminal operator, with our flagship facility at Jebel Ali one of the world’s top 10 ports, we need secure solutions to protect our enhanced IT, and deliver on our employees’ and customers’ security expectations,” said Ibrahim Al Najjar, Senior Manager, IT Governance and Solution Delivery, DP World UAE Region.

“From the initial concept, planning, design, and implementation stages, to full operational status, Omnix provided us with a team of highly qualified security consultants and engineers to create a secure ICT Infrastructure at one of our most important facilities,” Al Najjar added.

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