Business | June 14, 2020

Pandemic-Busting Remote Working Poses New Challenges

Doha, Qatar
Ooredoo, the region’s leading enabler of digital business innovation, announced today that amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, it is seeing strong demand for its industry-leading cybersecurity solutions to facilitate secure remote working and business continuity.
With an unprecedented number of employees now working remotely, risks to cybersecurity have never been higher. Internet access from outside business premises could permit damage to data centres, websites, and consumer applications and, by extension, to enterprise reputations and resilience.
Qatar’s leading cybersecurity provider covers all established threats to data and business operations – phishing, malware, website defacement and more – with a range of innovative solutions.
Ooredoo’s Managed Security Services and Security Operation Centre monitor and protect business assets 24/7, with teams ready to respond rapidly and locally to such problems as unauthorised outbound data transfers. Ooredoo Cloud Web Security aims to keep workforces’ IT assets safe outside their established secure networks, as deployed at their workplaces.
Ooredoo, partnered with Akamai, uses the secure Enterprise Application Access solution to maximise productivity through an identity-aware proxy in the Cloud. The partners also distribute the Enterprise Threat Protector, which supplies Malware Protection using DNS Security.
Ooredoo and Akamai offer Cloud Web Application Firewall (Cloud WAF) – a Web Application Firewall which resists application and DDoS attacks.
Ooredoo provides perpetual protection against the full spectrum of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, which menace business continuity by overwhelming data centres or crashing websites.
Yousuf Abdulla Al Kubaisi, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “Measures to defeat cybersecurity threats posed by fraudsters taking advantage of the COVID-19 situation are an absolute priority, and Ooredoo is extremely proud of its role in this campaign. It is also important that public health initiatives are not exploited, not least when criminal opportunities arise from a high volume of remote working. In these circumstances, the full range of Ooredoo and Ooredoo-backed cybersecurity solutions has an important role to play.”
Business customers can leverage the Ooredoo Advantage, making Ooredoo ‘Best for Business’, thanks to its breadth and depth of talent, best fixed and mobile networks, broadest portfolio of ICT services and solutions, and trusted partner for 60 years.