Help AG signs as Tenable Gold Partner

Stephen Berner, Help AG
Stephen Berner, Help AG

Help AG has announced a new partnership with Tenable Network Security. The agreement, which makes Help AG Tenable’s authorised gold partner for the UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, will allow the systems integrator to offer the vendor’s suite of next-generation security solutions for continuous network monitoring and vulnerability management to enterprises in the region.

According to a study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Tenable, organisations that have implemented continuous monitoring are more than twice as likely to be satisfied with their vulnerability management approach compared to those that use periodic scanning. “The introduction of mobile devices, virtualszation, and cloud-based applications in enterprise IT in recent years has resulted in a host of new vulnerabilities and exploits. Without the right visibility tools to identify the resulting security gaps, organisations run the risk of falling victim to breaches and suffering the loss of sensitive business-critical data,” said Stephan Berner, Managing Director at Help AG.

Berner added that their partnership with Tenable further enhances Help AG’s competencies in the vulnerability management domain and compliments the range of products, technologies and services that we offer. “Help AG has already met the stringent partnership requirements set by Tenable which include technical and sales enablement, as well as technical certifications,” he said. “We will be fully enabled from the technical, pre-sales, sales, and support points of view by end of Q1 2016, following which we will focus on achieving their Professional Services partner status.

Help AG intends to support its customers by building a set of value added services around these technologies. In parallel, Help AG will leverage the vendor’s continuous network monitoring and vulnerability solutions in its own IT environment to enhance the capabilities of its Managed Security Services (MSS) division. “Besides giving us a technical edge, utilising these solutions ourselves on a day- to-day basis will enable us to grow our knowledge and capabilities, which translates to better implementations and smoother deployments of these technologies for our customers,” said Berner. The company’s 24×7 Managed Support Services Centre will deliver in-region support for Tenable’s Middle East customers, thus shortening issue resolution times.

The Tenable Network Security solutions now offered by Help AG include SecurityCenter Continuous View (SecurityCenter CV), Nessus and Passive Vulnerability Scanner (PVS). SecurityCenter CV is the market defining continuous network monitoring solution, allowing CISOs to continuously measure and visualise the effectiveness of their security programmes and gain assurance that the security team is addressing the highest priority security problems to secure the business.

Nessus is a vulnerability management platform for cloud and on-premises operations. PVS eliminates network blind spots by continuously monitoring network traffic in real-time to discover active assets, identify cloud applications, and detect anomalous activity. It provides deep packet inspection to continuously discover and track users, applications, cloud infrastructure, trust relationships and vulnerabilities.

“Having an experienced presence in the region and strong channel relationships are key to Tenable’s Middle East growth strategy,” said Gavin Millard, EMEA technical director, Tenable Network Security. “We signed with Help AG, one of the region’s leading and most trusted security partners, so we can work together to help CISOs and CIOs throughout the Middle East definitively answer the question: “How secure are you?”

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