Dimension Data adopts Cisco Umbrella in its cybersecurity strategy
Source: OAK Consulting for Dimension Data , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Sun February 11, 2018 5:30 pm

UAE.  - Dimension Data, the USD 8 billion global technology integrator and managed services provider, today announced that it has extended the company’s protection from ransomware, phishing attacks, bot networks, and all types of malicious software, with Cisco® Umbrella, the industry’s first Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) in the cloud. 

The decision to incorporate Cisco Umbrella follows the company’s firsthand experience protecting its own 28,000 employees and addresses its clients’ requirement to support an increasingly mobile workforce.

Cisco Umbrella is a cloud security platform that provides the first line of defense against threats on the internet.

“In today’s expanding threat landscape, it is critical to have powerful security tools that effectively support mobility and cloud. With Cisco® Umbrella, we are able to proactively stop threats on any mobile device before they happen with a secure solution that is easily integrated with existing infrastructure,” said Chris Panzeca, Senior Director, Global Strategic Partner Sales, Cisco

“Today, the average user utilises four devices per day, and this is predicted to increase to five connected devices in the next four years,“ said Darren O’Loughlin, Dimension Data’s Group Chief Security Officer.  “As more enterprises look to harness the benefits of a mobile workforce that leverages cloud platforms, there’s a greater need to implement appropriate measures to secure data, infrastructures, applications and users, regardless of where they connect to the internet, and even if they’re off the VPN.  That’s why we adopted Cisco Umbrella into our own cybersecurity strategy.”

According to the NTT 2017 Global Threat Intelligence Report, attacks targeting end users is one of the top cybersecurity threats on the rise.  In line with this trend, security has become the top focus at the highest level.  Now, more than ever, security leaders are being forced to demonstrate a return on investment of their security investments. This includes the business value realised through continuous cyber protection, detection, and response measures.

In 2016, Dimension Data published its Securing Workspaces for Tomorrow white paper which explored the topic of how employees across the globe are already demanding a more mobile workplace with the flexibility to work from anywhere, any time, on any device to become more productive and achieve a better work-life balance.

“However,” said Matthew Gyde, Group Executive - Security, Dimension Data, “While the mobile Endpoint is a potential game changer for businesses, it exposes mobile workers to security risks and vulnerabilities. Mobile users may not have the same level of security as within the office perimeter, and are more vulnerable to cyberattacks. With Cisco Umbrella, threats beyond the network perimeter can be blocked.”

Photo Caption: Matthew Gyde, Group Executive - Security, Dimension Data

About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data is a USD 8 billion global leader in designing, optimising, and managing today’s evolving technology environments. This enables its clients to leverage data in a digital age, turn it into information, and extract insights.

Headquartered in Johannesburg, Dimension Data employs 28,000 people across 46 countries. The company brings together the world’s best technology provided by market leaders and niche innovators with the service support that clients need for their businesses – from consulting, technical, and support services to a fully-managed service.

Dimension Data is a proud member of the NTT Group.

Visit us at http://www2.dimensiondata.com

 

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 20, 2018
UAE. Business leaders from the UAE gathered together at an ACCA event in collaboration with Thomson Reuters which took place in Abu Dhabi and Dubai to discuss the first 100 days of VAT in the UAE and how organisations can navigate adoption challenges.
date:Posted: February 19, 2018
UAE. Bayt.com Job Index found that the skills most sought in the UAE are good communication in Arabic and English, being a team player, and ability to work under pressure.
date:Posted: February 19, 2018
UAE. What is it about Augmented Intelligence that makes it a major shifter in the way sales are conducted and won? Could this new technology positively influence the sales world, yet move human minds out of the sales picture?
UAE. As Dubai housing stock continues to grow there has been a greater demand in the off-plan market compared to ready; It is likely that focus will now start to shift on deliveries and that the pace of launches will slow down from its torrid pace in 2017.
dhgate