VeriSign sets up stall in Middle East as internet penetration rises to new level

VeriSign, an intelligent infrastructure service provider, has announced the opening of its first office in the Middle East and the appointment of Neil Batstone as territory manager

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By  Administrator Published  February 1, 2007

VeriSign, an intelligent infrastructure service provider, has announced the opening of its first office in the Middle East and the appointment of Neil Batstone as territory manager.

Responsible for running one of the largest telecommunications signalling networks in the world, VeriSign provides managed security services, consulting and strong authentication solutions securing 3,000 enterprises and over 500,000 web sites.

Encouraged by a fivefold increase in internet usage in the region since 2000 - according to Miniwatts Marketing Group - VeriSign has established a local presence to enable and protect interactions across voice and data networks in the Middle East. VeriSign expects staffing levels to ramp up quickly as the new Dubai operation grows to meet increasing regional customer demand.

Batstone explained: "With regional mobile and internet usage set to grow exponentially, the Middle East is one of the most exciting regions in which to be doing business.

Companies will be looking to deliver innovative communications services and secure their intelligent infrastructures."

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