du in partnership with Wipro unveil new Cyber Defence Center to support public and private organizations across the UAE

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  • The Cyber Defence Center will provide 24/7/365 detection and response capability, designed to predict and mitigate cyber threats that put businesses at risk
  • Helping enterprise and government to build sustainable digital infrastructure and embrace technological innovation without compromising security

Dubai, UAE: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced the launch of its new Cyber Defence Center 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 organizations require around-the-clock  detection and response capability to predict and mitigate cyber threats that put businesses at risk.  Comprising of proven use cases, leading technologies, and a global team of trusted security researchers and analysts, the next generation Cyber Defence Center will ensure seamless efficient incident detection, analysis, and response. The opening of the new Cyber Defence Center was announced through a special ceremony in Dubai, which was attended by Farid Faraidooni, Chief New Business and Innovation Officer, du, and Sanjeev Tayal, Managing Director, Middle East, Wipro Limited.

du and Wipro officially opened the new establishment with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Dubai, in the presence of  du and Wipro executives among the attendees. 

Farid Faraidooni, Chief New Business and Innovation Officer, du, said: “As a leading national organization committed to facilitating excellence and innovation across industries and Emirati society, du has always welcomed partnership opportunities that help us to re-imagine services, set new standards, and deliver value to those we serve. Alongside Wipro, we have once again met these objectives. The Cyber Defence Center 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.”

The Cyber Defence Center 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 Center offers a  multitenant 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.”

In addition to the above benefits, the Cyber Defence Center will enable enterprises to be flexible and scalable, and ensure  they can leverage a highly effective Security Operations Center (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 Center 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 organizational 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.

About du:

Operating under the steadfast umbrella of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), du is an integral driver of the UAE’s economic, social and digital transformation. Thriving on digitally innovating all facets of the contemporary telecom experience, we touch the lives of millions of customers everyday as a dedicated enabler of connectivity, continuity and growth across consumer and enterprise segments. Whether delivering state-of-the-art Smart City infrastructure, bespoke enterprise ICT solutions, government communications, secure data solutions, or the very best in home entertainment and value, we are a reliable telco and ICT player shaping the future of communication for a more connected tomorrow.

About Wipro Limited:

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 190,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.