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Al Musallam (2nd from R) and Schmid (2nd from L) at the signing ceremony

Gulf Air enhances IT security solutions with HP

MANAMA, May 21, 2015

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Bahrain, has engaged with Hewlett-Packard (HP) and implemented its latest generation of Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) to bolster its IT security and network data protection.

Maher Salman Al Musallam, Gulf Air acting chief executive officer, said: “Gulf Air is committed to partnering with technology leaders to ensure the highest level of information technology security for its passengers and workforce. This agreement will ensure that Gulf Air customers’ information is secure while maintaining an efficient and easy-to-use service that facilitates all their travel requirements.”

Gulf Air is one of few regional airlines to hold the global ISO certification for its information security management system. It was the first airline in the region to be certified with Information Technology ISO certifications in the three areas of Quality Management, Service Management and Information Security Management Systems.

Stefan Schmid, director Southern Europe, Middle East & Africa, HP Enterprise Security Products, said: “We continue to lead the industry in threat intelligence and vulnerability research through the efforts of our HP TippingPoint DVLabs organisation to address the most critical threats for our customers. We value our relationship with Gulf Air and their continued trust in us is a testament to the security effectiveness and reliability of our solutions.”

The national carrier’s most recent IT achievements also include being the first organisation in Bahrain to introduce Private Cloud Computing in its IT operations, further enhancing customer service for the airline’s passengers. – TradeArabia News Service




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