eHDF launches Cyber Defence Centre as interest in MSS grows

Over a third of respondents in a survey will invest in managed security services in 2016

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eHDF launches Cyber Defence Centre as interest in MSS grows Zeineldin: With the need for specialised skills required to tackle security issues, managed security services can help curtail budgets.
By  David Ndichu Published  June 8, 2016

eHosting DataFort (eHDF), regional provider of managed hosting and cloud infrastructure services, has announced the launch a Cyber Defence Centre (CDC) based in the UAE.

The Cyber Defence Centre will offer customers a portfolio of managed security services (MSS) along with remote managed SIEM Services. The announcement was made at a seminar hosted along with Netcure and LogRhythm in Dubai.

Titled ‘Detect & Respond Quickly to High Impact Threats’, the seminar covered a range of topics and highlighted the most pressing issues connected to cyber security. The seminar discussed growing popularity of managed security services which covers Advanced Threat Protection, Incident Management and Response, DDoS Protection, Endpoint Security Management, etc. The importance of MSS and how customers can benefit from end-to-end security lifecycle management was also outlined.

“Security threats are at an epidemic level. Volume Zero day threats have more than doubled in the last 12 months from 23 in 2014 to 54 in 2015”, said Jeff Ogden, managing director of the eHDF Cyber Defence Centre. “Targeted attacks aimed at customers has seen a 54% growth and the most important focus of the CDC is to deliver the highest levels of security. This will be delivered either within the Data Centre, on premise at the Customers site or in the Cloud”.

The seminar included talks on threat landscape, the role of MSS in the modern day context and the importance of modernising threat detection & response. The seminar also saw LogRhythm conduct a demo on their SIEM solution.

‘At a time when data breaches and hacking are on the rise, it is crucial for organizations to be prepared to combat these attacks. Today, it is imperative to implement cyber security processes that help companies efficiently respond in real time to protect their critical data. We have always worked towards educating our customers about technology innovations that will help them grow their business.  Seminars such as ‘Detect & Respond Quickly to High Impact Threats’ will help us spread the message on how organizations can prepare to secure their data. With the need for specialized skills required to tackle security issues, Managed Security Services can help curtail budgets. It will also have professionals look into the highly specialized areas of Information Security,” said, Yasser Zeineldin, CEO, eHosting DataFort.

Seeking to highlight the growing importance of MSS to an audience of CIO’s in the UAE, eHDF also conducted a survey to track MSS trends in the region. Among the findings of the survey, 18% indicated interest in Managed Data Loss Prevention, 26% in Cloud Security and 29% in SIEM in 2016. 15%, 29% and 21% respondents also indicated interest in Vulnerability Management, Advanced Threat Protection and Mobile Security respectively.

“We can assist customers in the complete end-to-end security lifecycle which include patching services, collecting and analysing security data. The services also include incident management which offers a single dashboard of their security posture, attacks, and incidents. In addition, our unique OPEX based approach allows eHDF to pass on tangible cost benefits to customers planning to procure new security technologies. Purchasing capital assets through eHDF on an OPEX Model eliminates the need for lengthy evaluation and procurement. It also provides ongoing monthly based payment plans for our customers,” concluded Yasser.

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