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VIVA has joined forces with Intel Security to establish Bahrain's first world-class Cyber Defence Centre (CDC) as a step to enhance the nation's cyber defence capabilities. The partnership signed on the sidelines of MEET ICT and BITEX 2017, will see Managed Security Services (MSS) added to VIVA's extensive cloud services portfolio, providing enterprises of Bahrain a one-stop-shop for all communication and data security requirements based on Intel Security technology.

VIVA's CDC is to be established for enterprises across all industries in the private and public sectors including banking, transportation and government, and will help to combat threats from the virtual world and prevent, control as well as analyze causes and symptoms of various forms of cyber-attacks. This will allow customers to efficiently respond in real time to protect their critical data. VIVA's CDC will help eliminate the need for lengthy procurement with specialized IT experts available on premises for immediate support. Intel Security's products are ideal for this and allow VIVA to provide the best security solutions for their customers.

"Organizations are realizing that a cyber-attack and the associated loss of trust, is as detrimental to their brand and standing with shareholders as loss of actual revenue," said Tarek Jundi, managing director, Middle East & Turkey, Intel Security. "Enterprises have, rightly so, begun to make considerable investments in security, many a time opting to work through Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). Backed by our industry leading integrated security platform, we have made considerable investments in the region to help service providers like VIVA and channel partners build a robust MSSP practice that will allow them to offer their customers unparalleled levels of security whilst providing both growth and profitability."

VIVA's new partnership marks another step forward in the direction of empowering Bahrain's business sector with reliable, effective and cost-efficient IT solutions. Complimenting VIVA's up-and-running Business DataCenter which provides convenient data collocation solutions, VIVA's CDC will ensure that businesses' data is fully protected and monitored in VIVA's high-quality IT infrastructure.

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