du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced the launch of its new Cyber Defence Centre in partnership with Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company. In a world deeply interconnected by digital technology, public and private organisations require around-the-clock detection and response capability to predict and mitigate cyber threats that put businesses at risk.
Comprising proven use cases, leading technologies, and a global team of trusted security researchers and analysts, the next generation Cyber Defence Centre will ensure seamless efficient incident detection, analysis, and response.
Farid Faraidooni, Chief New Business and Innovation Officer, du, said: “As a leading national organisation committed to facilitating excellence and innovation across industries and Emirati society, du has always welcomed partnership opportunities that help us to reimagine services, set new standards, and deliver value to those we serve. Alongside Wipro, we have once again met these objectives.”
“The Cyber Defence Centre will provide invaluable security capabilities and expertise to government entities and enterprise customers engaged in digital transformation projects, accelerating their digital innovation journeys by outsourcing their cyber security monitoring and management processes. Now more than ever, maintaining an efficient and effective cyber security posture is paramount in the connected world. Today represents the beginning of a new chapter in this category, and we look forward to providing assistance and assurance to all for years to come,” he added.
The Cyber Defence Centre is a suite of managed security services to meet customer requirements with complete visibility and accountability, leveraging industry-leading tools, processes, and people. The Cyber Defence Centre offers a multi-tenant security platform encompassing SIEM, Security orchestration, Automation and Response, Endpoint Detection and Response, Network Detection and Response and threat Intelligence, that is fully hosted in du approved data centers.
Sanjeev Tayal, Managing Director, Middle East, Wipro Limited, said: “We at Wipro aim to support businesses to innovate and deliver end-to-end solutions that create measurable value for clients. Tremendous progress has been made in this direction, but the digital era continues to present more challenges for us to focus our efforts on. We are proud to partner with du, and expand our cyber security service offerings to our customers in the Middle East. We are proud of this project’s success and look forward to witnessing the impact of the new center in due course.”
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In addition to the above benefits, the Cyber Defence Centre will enable enterprises to be flexible and scalable, and ensure they can leverage a highly effective Security Operations Centre (SOC) at a low total cost of ownership (TCO), based on their business needs and risk profile. From monitoring to reporting and responding to log retention, the Cyber Defence Centre will help organisations meet regulatory and compliance standards, with a suite of services, governed by strict SLAs that can be customized, deployed and managed to ensure maximum security.
du’s team of security and cloud specialists will work with clients to identify deployment options that meet organisational requirements, with services offered through dedicated, managed, and hybrid SOC delivery models. Moreover, actionable and updated threat intelligence is also guaranteed, to detect emerging and evolving threats at the outset and offer better protection.