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eHDF shields data for Swiss firm’s UAE-based customers

eHosting DataFort (eHDF), the  managed IT and advisory services provider and a member of TECOM Investments, announced today it has entered into a strategic tie-up with Switzerland’s Security Lab to host its IT infrastructure and protect the confidential data of its customers within the UAE.

Security Lab specialises in providing security audits to banks and multinationals, delivering services that include vulnerability assessment and penetration testing and has a portfolio of global clients from the legal and financial sectors, many of which are setting up base in Dubai, the company said. According to eHDF, regional tie-ups with IT service providers is a core strategy that the security firm adopts around the world to host highly sensitive customer information and communications securely.

Yasser Zeineldin, CEO, eHDF, said, “The UAE is attracting global businesses by providing a business friendly and progressive environment that facilitates the expansion of their operations across the region. For many of these organisations, working with a local managed IT service provider offers a value-add as critical customer data remains within the country.”

“For Security Lab, it was essential to work with a local managed IT company, not only to physically protect their IT infrastructure, but also to ensure secure communications that meet its customers’ international compliance and standards requirements.”

eHDF’s clients include both government and large multinational corporations, a sign of the growing confidence that the public sector and corporates have in the company’s secure colocation solutions.

Alberto Redi, Partner at Security Lab, said,  “Digital threats pose major challenges to organisations that need to protect sensitive data; communications and IT assets and they want to partner with specialists in the area of security and managed services, such as Security Lab and business partners like eHDF.”

“We are extremely satisfied with the services provided by eHDF. Its impressive client base ensures confidence and trust amongst our customers. As a local service provider, we are assured of eHDF’s highest levels of security, prompt response time and superior service account management,” he added.



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