Omantel collaborates with EY to provide cybersecurity services

Omantel has teamed up with EY, a leading global professional services organisation, to provide advanced Cybersecurity as a Service (CaaS) originating from Oman to the region. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. The agreement will be effective April 1, 2018.
The MWC is an exhibition where leading telecommunications companies, device manufacturers, digital solutions providers, and network operators from around the world gather to showcase the latest innovations and services.
Omantel ICT was established with the dedicated purpose of delivering end-to-end technology services from managed IT infrastructure to application platforms, cloud computing and big data analytics.
Such offerings allow business to focus on their core competencies without being distracted by the overheads of managing IT all the while requiring the service provider to offer a highly credible and specialised monitoring capacity to enhance the value to the client.
Under this agreement, the two firms will work together to provide effective solutions to meet the security needs of corporate clients and the government sector in the Sultanate. Omantel will leverage EY’s Cybersecurity as a Service (CaaS) portfolio with its Threat Detection and Response (TDR) capability using the advanced Digital Security Operations Center (DSOC), powered by the firm’s acclaimed Cyber Analytics platform.
The DSOC is part of EY’s larger CaaS global Cyber security portfolio to help clients address the most challenging cybersecurity risks and threats. Meanwhile, EY will benefit from Omantel’s wide reach and network.
The DSOC provides the capabilities of a traditional SOC by using advanced analytics and helps organisations address advanced cyberattacks that arise from emerging digital technologies and converged digital ecosystems. Further, DSOC has a strategic alliance with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) which allows it to overcome challenges pertaining to monitoring security, incident responses, and identifying threats.
Fadi Nasser, GM of Omantel’s ICT division said, “Organisations today, whether public or private, are increasingly introducing digital technologies to expedite processes and increase efficiencies. Against this backdrop, the threat arising from cybercrime is now more real than ever.”