Tata Communications opens fourth global SoC in Dubai

The cyber security response Centre will help customers meet in-country regulation requirements

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Tata Communications opens fourth global SoC in Dubai Adoption of digital technologies by consumers, enterprises, and governments is growing at a rapid pace in the Middle East, Moussali observed.
By  David Ndichu Published  September 11, 2018

Tata Communications has opened a cyber security response Centre in Dubai.

The facility was jointly inaugurated by His Excellency Omar bin Sultan Al Olama – UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence and His Excellency Navdeep Suri, Indian Ambassador to the UAE.

The cyber security response Centre will provide round the clock cyber security services to help customers fend off cyber threats. The Dubai launch marks Tata Communications’ fourth dedicated security Centre, after Chennai, Pune and Singapore.

HE Omar Sultan Al Olama stated “The launch of Tata Communications cyber security response centre in Dubai is a strong indication of the growing market in digitisation and data solutions in the UAE; it’s a reflection of the country’s vision in building an ecosystem that supports utilisation of advanced technologies in favor of a safe and conducive business environment as well as providing a better experience for its residents.

“As data and operations become increasingly digitised in the UAE and the wider region, cybersecurity has become even more paramount now, and collaboration with global leaders in this area is one step forward to ensure a safe environment for everyone,” he added.

As a global network provider with connectivity across 200+ countries and a global cloud service provider, Tata Communications is able to provide security across today’s borderless enterprise. These Managed Security Services enable tackling threats proactively by delivering security for the cloud and from the cloud to global enterprises; hunting for and responding to cyber-threats as they happen, and ensuring network and infrastructure security.

Through the new cyber security response Centre in Dubai, Tata Communications also aims to offer enterprises and Government bodies in the UAE and other GCC countries across the region with cyber-attack protection that helps them meet in country regulation requirements as laid out by various security frameworks such as SAMA (Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority) and NESA (National Electronic Security Authority) to name a few.

The continuing success of digitisation initiatives among the countries of the Middle East brings with it an added and growing exposure to the risk of cyberattacks. The region’s cyber security market is expected to nearly double in the next few years – from USD 11.38 billion in 2017 to USD 22.14 billion by 2022 [Research and Markets 2017].

Radwan Moussalli, senior VP at Tata Communications for Middle East, Central Asia and Africa said: “The adoption of connected digital technologies and applications by consumers, enterprises, and governments is growing at a rapid pace in the Middle East. Therefore, the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy was launched with the aim to provide the UAE with the right tools and services to make it a leading region in terms of cyber security. In line with this significant vision, Tata Communications is providing the framework for the UAE to realise its goals. Our cyber security response centre in the UAE is an effort in the direction to help governments and large organizations in various vital sectors of the region in handling and mitigating cyber threats.”

Tata Communications’ cyber security offering covers the various layers of the information and data stack to help customers through their security journey - from design to deployment to management. With a growing team of more than 300 security specialists, Tata Communications’ portfolio now also includes cloud-based security offerings.

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