Awalnet focuses on security

AwalNet has unveiled a major educational and marketing campaign to inform high-speed users about the dangers of an unprotected internet connection.

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By  Matthew Southwell Published  March 7, 2004

Saudi Arabian internet service provider (ISP), AwalNet, has unveiled a major educational and marketing campaign to inform high-speed users about the dangers of an unprotected internet connection. The campaign will include both online and offline educational and marketing efforts, free media outreach, and briefings for policymakers and consumer groups. Concurrent to its safety campaign, the ISP has also introduced an online antivirus and anti-spam gateway scanning online solution. Powered by McAfee software, the service will allow end users within the Kingdom to essentially outsource their antivirus requirements and avail themselves of Awalnet’s full time security staff, rather than attempting to look after their own integrity when time permits. The Awalnet online antivirus service scans all incoming attachments to members’ e-mail each day for known viruses at no additional charge. If a virus is detected, the attachment is automatically cleaned of the virus, or, if the virus cannot be fixed or quarantined, the e-mail is returned to the original sender with a notice that their attachment was infected. “The internet world is full of wonderful things, but just like the offline world it can also be dangerous. That’s why Awalnet offers our users an easy and convenient package of features that can help protect them from the hazards of an always-on connection,” explains Abdallah Aldubaikhi, AwalNet’s president. “With built-in defences to help guard against viruses, Trojan Horses, hackers, Awalnet helps members practice safe internet [access],” he adds.

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