Al Otaiba launches internet security solution
Dubai, September 21, 2011
Al Otaiba Communications, one of the leading distributors of electronic brands in the UAE, has launched Sitecom Cloud Security, a security solution.
It protects all devices in a home network against cybercrime and online threats when browsing the internet, the company said.
Sitecom Cloud Security joins a list of premium-quality IT products being launched by Al Otaiba Communications to cater to the needs of the UAE customers, it said.
With internet adoption continuing to rise in the UAE, reaching 75 per cent of the population as of 2010, Sitecom Cloud Security particularly addresses the growing need to protect families against internet threats such as viruses, trojans, worms, spams, spywares, malwares, adwares, phishing and identity theft.
Khalaf Bin Saif Al Otaiba, group CEO at Al Otaiba Group of Companies, said: “With this cutting-edge router, Sitecom Cloud Security adds a new layer of protection against cyber crime and other internet threats, giving families a genuine peace of mind while surfing the internet.”
Sjors Hendriks, chief sales officer at Sitecom Europe BV, said: “The UAE offers huge growth potential for Sitecom Cloud Security because of the immense internet adoption in the country and the growing awareness about internet threats and cyber-crimes. We are looking forward to leverage our strategic partnership with Al Otaiba Communications to introduce more innovative products in the UAE.”
Sitecom Cloud Security is integrated in the new Pure E-motion | X-series 2.0 Gigabit Wireless Routers and Modem Wireless Routers offering built-in cloud-based protection against internet threats and cyber-crimes for home users.
Once Sitecom Cloud Security is activated, the router works together with Sitecom’s servers positioned in various locations throughout the internet to offer maximum level of protection for home users.
Sitecom Cloud Security consists of four options that offer protection when browsing the internet using any device connected to a home network such as notebooks, desktop computers, tablets, smartphones games consoles, media players, TVs and Blue-ray players.
Antivirus / Antimalware protects users from harmful, unwanted software, which has the intention of causing damage to the user's computer, interrupting the normal operation of the computer or violating the user's privacy; Antiphishing protects against cybercriminals attempting to get hold of personal details such as credit cards, via fake e-mails and websites.
URL Blocking protects against malicious websites by automatically giving a warning when a user wants to access a website that contains malware; and Ad Blocking, which blocks unsolicited advertisements.
Sitecom Cloud Security does not require any special software for users to be protected, making it a genuinely user-friendly internet security solution. The software runs on the servers and is always up-to-date, so users do not have to install updates by themselves.
“Sitecom Cloud Security is not a replacement for antivirus software, but rather provides complementary features that ensure total home network protection and acts as first line of defence. An up-to-date virus scanner is necessary to safely download files from offline devices such as a USB stick,” Hendriks said.
“It also protects against internet risks found on secure internet pages, as well as FTP and P2P connections such as BitTorrent. So while a virus scanner ensures that the house is safely locked, Sitecom Cloud Security expands the range of protection by locking the garden gate. Moreover, all Sitecom range of wireless routers are covered by 10 years of real warranty and complimentary free home installation,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service