Bahrain firm signs deal on IT security
Manama, December 1, 2011
Bahrain's Reload Consulting Services has signed agreements with global Indian IT companies Secure Matrix and Prism Informatics.
The move will pave the way for the provision of leading information security services and IT solutions in Bahrain and across the region.
Reload Consulting Services, which specialises in digital information security services, will act as the local provider and new business development arm for Secure Matrix, initially in Bahrain and subsequently across the Gulf.
The agreement will create the kingdom's first computer emergency response team (CERT).
The CERT facility will benefit from the expertise and knowledge of Secure Matrix to create a comprehensive emergency response facility, including a security co-ordination centre, online monitoring and logging infrastructure and, most importantly, provide appropriate action on detection of any potential threats, such as cyber attacks.
Through the second agreement, Prism Informatics, which is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange, will work with Reload Consulting Services to design and deliver technology solutions for the manufacturing, retail, education, pharmaceutical, banking, engineering and construction industries in Bahrain.
"This is a real boost for the information and communication technology services industry in Bahrain," said Bahrain Economic Development Board chief executive Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa.
"And the decision by Secure Matrix and Prism Informatics to invest in Bahrain demonstrates the continued confidence in the kingdom.
"The decision is great news for Bahrain's economy and underlines our continuing attractiveness as an investment destination," he added. – TradeArabia News Services