du announces partnership with Fortinet at GITEX 2013

du announces partnership with Fortinet at GITEX 2013During GITEX 2013, du announced a new partnership with Fortinet, a global leader in high-performance network security, that will expand the telecom’s Managed Security Services offering, to include Cloud-based Unified Threat Management (Cloud UTM) services – which are being showcased during GITEX at du’s stand (# Z-F10).

Speaking of the announcement, Bashar Bashaireh, Senior Regional Director at Fortinet Middle East, said: “We are proud to partner with du to bring our joint Cloud UTM solution to the UAE market. This highly cost-effective, flexible and reliable security solution leverages our high-performance security technology to provide businesses of all sizes with broad protection against a vast array of Internet threats, including advanced targeted attacks.”

Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Commercial Officer, du, said: “Our Cloud UTM service, powered by Fortinet, is the ideal addition to our suite of Managed Security Services, through which we provide the UAE’s businesses with fully comprehensive protection against cyber threats and more. We are pleased to have partnered with Fortinet, and look forward to further collaborations in the future.”

Cloud UTM, also known as Clean Internet Pipe, is du’s managed security services flagship. As a line of defence relevant for all businesses, from small or medium enterprises (SMEs) up to large enterprises, it offers a set of advanced security services, including new generation packet filtering or firewalling, intrusion detection and prevention, network antivirus, web content filtering, antispam, and application whitelisting or control.

Deploying Cloud UTM maximizes security protection by covering almost 80% of corporate security requirements, while substantially reducing the total cost. It eliminates all threats at the ISP (Internet Service Provider) level long before entering the business network, increasing both the performance of the network speed and the stability of infrastructure mail servers and corporate workstations.

du’s Cloud UTM service will examine network traffic to determine whether there are indicators of a corporate security breach. Security policies that define what is considered authorized use of corporate resources and what is unauthorized access, are configured and monitored on 24×7 basis form du security operation center.

An intuitive User Interface (UI) enables administrators to drill deep within security log data to provide the granular level of reporting necessary to understand what is happening on the network. Historical or real-time views allow administrators to analyze log and content information, as well as network traffic.

The du offers comprehensive managed security services such as the managed DDoS protection service, the first of which was launched at GITEX 2012..

du was recently named the Best Enterprise Service Provider and Best Managed Service Provider at the Telecoms World Middle East Awards. The recognitions were won due to du’s innovative suite of services that offer Enterprise clients outstanding value.

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