Tata Communications opens cybersecurity centre in Dubai
Tata Communications, a digital infrastructure provider, has unveiled its cybersecurity response centre in Dubai.
The new facility will provide 24/7 cybersecurity services 365 days a year to help customers stay on top of growing cyber security threats in the Middle East.
“The launch of Tata Communications cyber security response centre in Dubai is a strong indication of the growing market in digitisation and data solutions in the UAE. It’s a reflection of the country’s vision in building an ecosystem that supports utilisation of advanced technologies in favour of a safe and conducive business environment as well as providing a better experience for its residents. As data and operations become increasingly digitised in the UAE and the wider region, cybersecurity has become even more paramount now, and collaboration with global leaders in this area is one step forward to ensure a safe environment for everyone,” said Sultan Al Olama, UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence.
The Dubai launch marks Tata Communications’ fourth dedicated security centre, after Chennai, Pune and Singapore. Through the new centre, Tata Communications aims to offer enterprises and UAE government bodies as well as those in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries with cyber protection that complies with regulations such as SAMA (Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority) and NESA (National Electronic Security Authority) to name a few.
“The adoption of connected digital technologies and applications by consumers, enterprises, and governments is growing at a rapid pace in the Middle East,” said Radwan Moussalli, senior VP at Tata Communications for Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. “Therefore, the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy was launched with the aim to provide the UAE with the right tools and services to make it a leading region in terms of cyber security.. Our cyber security response centre in the UAE is an effort in the direction to help governments and large organisations in various vital sectors of the region in handling and mitigating cyber threats.”
The region’s cyber security market is expected to nearly double over the next few years – from approximately $11.38 billion in 2017 to $22.14 billion by 2022, according to Research and Markets 2017.
Tata’s new cybersecurity centre is powered by a number of tools and platforms. These include Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), cyber threat intelligence, cloud-based protection technologies like web-application firewalls and an attack prediction analytics platform. All connected to a customer portal, which displays a security posture dashboard view.
“Tata Communications has a comprehensive portfolio of cyber security services based on its multi-layered, integrated, secure and trusted security framework which offers a proactive and advanced range of solutions that increase visibility of risks and prevent attacks and breaches. The company has been instrumental in securing IT assets from major cyber-attacks. This new facility in Dubai will help provide comprehensive security support and enable enterprises in maintaining data protection that are in line with in country regulatory frameworks,” said Benoy CS, director & business head, digital transformation practice, MENASA, Frost & Sullivan.