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Paramount highlights importance of Information Security management at key IT forum

United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, March 11 - 2008 @ 08:27

Attended by over 200 corporate executives from the business and knowledge community, the key event was held at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai on the 10th of March 2008. The forum brought together several key global IT security vendors, including Message Labs, RSA Data Security Group, Lancope, Ounce Labs and Imprivata. Highlighting the latest trends and innovations within the IT security industry, the event was themed around the ongoing paradigm shift in Information Security and Risk Management, and provided detailed insight into different aspects and themes of Information Management from a business perspective.

The event saw several informative sessions delivered by renowned IT security leaders such as Warren Healey, Head of Enterprise training and knowledge management of Message Labs, Naveed Moeed, Senior Consultant EMEA Region, David Curran, Vice President of International Sales for Ounce Labs and Omar Hussain, CEO and Director of Imprivata. At the forum, the industry leaders spoke in detail about various critical subjects within Information Security, ranging from perimeter or boundary protection to application security and insider threat management.

The event also focused on key niche technologies that are currently revolutionizing Information Security solutions, processes and practices, across the global business landscape.

As the sensitivity of data increases and business volumes catalyze data traffic rates across the region, the event also analyzed the challenges faced by IT professionals in managing Information Security. The forum provided radical solutions and ‘new approaches’ in the management of different types of information risks, such as evolving threats for internet based business, insider threats, flow based anomaly detection, risks in outsourced applications and data loss.

In his keynote address Mr. Ramesh Mahalingam Chief Investments and Financial Officer of Finance House pjsc highlighted the ever growing importance of IT security in protecting information assets, and complemented Paramount on entering its 10th successful year as a specialist IT security service provider.

Speaking at the major event, Mr. Premchand Kurup, CEO or Paramount Computer Systems said: “Today, it has become critical for IT practices to be in direct alignment with business strategies. As regional firms grow rapidly, it has become essential for organizations to adopt emerging technologies such as web services, WLANs, instant messaging, VOIP, virtualization, RF/ID & SOA amongst others, to remain competitive, keep up with growth and be in line with international regulatory and compliance standards. As we witness the advent of these new IT practices, it is important to understand that there is a significant parallel growth in Information Security risks, and that we need to proactively combat the growing multitude of threats across the IT landscape.”

“Definitely, we are witnessing a paradigm shift in Information Security management, and Paramount is determined to be at the forefront of this revolution through partnering with strong technology partners, building teams of highly skilled resources and deploying solutions through well planned best practices and procedures,” he added.

“According to IDC, the IT security spending in the Middle East is expected to grow by 23% this year. As we continue to showcase niche technologies and provide real security solutions to enterprises across the region, we are confident that we will continue to see significant growth across different product lines and verticals as well.”

Paramount Computer Systems is a leading regional Information Security solution provider, headquartered in Dubai, UAE. With the largest pool of Information Security professionals in the region, the firm has rich experience in architecting, implementing and managing some of the largest security infrastructures in the region along with design and implementation of Information Security and service management processes and security training solutions. The firm also has a highly credible project management process and is ISO 27001:2005 and ISO 9001:2002 certified practicing company. They are Dubai Quality Awards Program and Investors in People award winning company.

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