du wins ‘Security Implementation of the Year’ award at the 2016 Network Middle East Innovation Awards

Tuesday 22 March 2016

Dubai - MENA Herald: du won the prestigious ‘Security Implementation of the Year’ award at the 12th annual Network Middle East Innovation Awards, held at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai. Today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape demands smarter and more responsive managed security services, and the du Managed Services team’s Secure Web Hosting implementation was recognised as the best in the region.
“As we move towards living life in the Smart City of tomorrow, security has to be a top most consideration for all enterprise services. du recognises that the new ‘Engagement Frontier’ is online – where organisations communicate and interact with their customers and business partners. In developing our Secure Infrastructure as a Service platform, we set out to deliver the most secure cloud platform possible and build a solution that is unique to our market in the Middle East,” said Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Commercial Officer, du. “This recognition by Network Middle East emphasizes our commitment to implementing the tightest security controls for our smart city future with du’s secure cloud platform.”
In order to offer new levels of security, du was challenged to source and integrate the best possible technologies and ensure they worked together seamlessly. The telco collaborated with global vendors to develop a premium cloud platform that integrates multiple layers of security, which work in tandem to provide a unique and holistic protection approach for the integrity and availability of its customers’ services.
du’s Secure Web Hosting solution enables organizations to securely host their web services in the UAE, and conveniently accelerate their adoption of innovative, cloud-based services.
“We offer superior levels of security while removing the need to invest in new technologies, additional staff, and without the hassle of managing more IT services. du’s Managed Secure web hosting service is one of the primary services we offer using our cloud Infrastructure, ensuring reliable and seamless managed solutions addressing threats from viruses, malware, spyware, hackers, data thieves, and web defacers,” added Hany Aly, Executive Vice President Enterprise Business, du.
The customer benefits from a complete and secure cloud platform in the UAE by using ‘Best of Breed’ technologies that integrate into a seamless platform. Thus, customers are offered an unparalleled reliability that is compatible with the local UAE regulations, as well as a dedicated SOC specifically designed to provide extreme levels of security and an Opex-driven model with insignificant upfront costs.
As the longest running and most credible awards programme for the networking community in the Middle East, winning an NME Innovation Award reemphasize du as a trusted managed service provider. As such, the awards attract nominations from across the region from companies and individuals hoping to take one of the most coveted prizes and gain recognition for their implementation, project or personal achievements.

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