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Middle-East - RSA to Advice Businesses to Adopt Business-centric Security Approach

There are phishing cases that are reported as recently in July 2007 for two Saudi-Arabian banks - one being in Dubai and the other is regional operations of a major international financial services provider. Also, the threat landscape continues to evolve. There is a need to protect the middle-east companies all the more as per the indication from the regional data from the Anti-Fraud Command Center (AFCC) of RSA.

The team of RSA in the Middle East region has discovered that in a run-up to the annual information technology exhibition GITEX held in Dubai, many corporate are still working with a reactive approach when installing information security measures. Also, these businesses are striving with the challenge of making planned policy and act for keeping their most precious asset safe i.e. information.

According to RSA, the traditional perimeter-based security products are unable to give freedom essential for the success of the businesses in the highly challenging and ever-changing environment. This has resulted in the division advising the businesses to reconsider their security approach, and also meditate on increasing the benefits of the marketplace connected today, rather than worrying over the after-math.

RSA will also show the attendees of GITEX that how information can be persistently protected by an information-centric way that expands further than the protection of networks and resources. This can be achieved by protecting: critical information wherever it be, the identities of the employees, partners and customers who access the information and by handling all the data required for regulatory compliance and security policy. Thus, organizations can avail the advantages of integrated communication without being scared of the threats by having the information-centric approach.

According to the sales manager, RSA Middle-East, Kieran Hernon, an information security dilemma is being faced by the middle-east businesses. They are unable to take proactive and wider steps for protecting their information, although some tools they might use to address individual aspects of security, reported Arabian Business.com on 4th September 2007.

Hernon also said that businesses could be helped to lift limitations by adopting the business-centric approach that protects the information, rather than succumbing to them.

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» SPAMfighter News - 17-09-2007

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