eHosting DataFort and Symantec Host an Exclusive Seminar on Cyber Security

Yasser Zeineldin - eHosting DataFort addressing the audience

The event highlighted rising popularity of Managed Security Services; a survey conducted revealed that over 25% respondents will invest in Managed Security Services in 2017

Yasser Zeineldin – eHosting DataFort addressing the audience

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: eHosting DataFort (eHDF), the region’s leading Managed Hosting and Cloud Infrastructure services provider, along with Symantec, recently hosted a seminar titled ‘Stay Ahead of Cyber Security Threats’ in Dubai.

Senior representatives from eHDF and Symantec presented at this exclusive gathering and shared their insights on the regional threat landscape. The seminar highlighted the importance of Managed Security Services in the modern-day context, the need for advanced Cloud security services through a Cloud Access Security Brokerage (CASB) solution. Topics like Advanced Threat Protection and securing enterprise applications were also covered.

“The threat landscape in the Middle East is rapidly evolving as a result of the increased sophistication of cybercrimes across the globe. In fact, cybercrime has become a heavily globalized industry, with many attacks happening across borders via the internet. Cyber security threats remain the biggest challenge for organizations today. Internet facing and mobile enabled applications, along with the fast adoption of Cloud services have complicated things further. Organizations seek the agility and efficiency promised by Cloud Computing yet still need to retain the visibility and control they have in their traditional Data Center environments. From a security point of view, organizations now have to manage these expanded environments as well as secure what is known in the industry as “Shadow IT”. “Shadow IT is essentially end user driven, Cloud based IT environments that do not pass through the rigorous scrutiny of the IT and security teams as it is procured directly by the end users,” said Yasser Zeineldin, CEO of eHosting DataFort.

“With cyber threats becoming sophisticated, security standards even more complex and IT budgets shrinking further, organizations are forced to look for cost-effective solutions, and Managed Security Services fits the bill perfectly. With this seminar, we wanted to educate our customers about the evolving threat landscape, share how they can secure their data on the Cloud and how we can help them secure and manage these environments through round-the-clock Managed Security Services,” Mr. Zeineldin added.

Seeking to highlight the growing importance of Managed Security Services to an audience of CIO’s in the UAE, eHDF also conducted a survey to track various trends in the region. Among the findings of the survey, 17% indicated interest in Managed Data Loss Prevention, 17% in Cloud Security and 33% in SIEM in 2017. 25% and 33% respondents also indicated interest in Advanced Threat Protection and Mobile Security respectively.

About eHosting DataFort:

Established in 2001, eHosting DataFort (eHDF) is amongst the 1st providers of Managed Hosting and Cloud Infrastructure Services in the Gulf region. It owns and operates multiple Tier 3 data centers, delivering managed services through reliable infrastructure, 24/7 support and guaranteed uptime, and is the only services provider in the ME to offer credit based Service Level Agreements.

eHDF was the pioneer in the region to introduce hosted managed private cloud solutions and were the 1st in the UAE to launch public cloud services which can be bought from an online storefront. Very recently, eHDF obtained Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) STAR Certification, becoming the 1st company in the region to achieve this. It also achieved the acclaimed ISO 22301 certification for Business Continuity this year and was amongst the 1st companies to achieve ISO 9001 / 20000/ 27001.