Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 59 | Page 19


Proofpoint launches people-centric enterprise DLP solution

Proofpoint , a cybersecurity and compliance solutions company , has announced multiple new Proofpoint innovations to ensure that organisations worldwide have end-to-end protection around their people – wherever and however employees are working and collaborating .

Available in the market , Proofpoint ’ s new people-centric enterprise data loss prevention ( DLP ) solution helps enterprises identify and quickly respond to data loss resulting from negligent , compromised or malicious users .
Proofpoint ’ s Nexus People Risk Explorer is also available , providing the industry ’ s first unified view of vulnerable , attacked and privileged users . Key additional enhancements include Proofpoint ’ s Cloud App Security Broker ( CASB ) IaaS and DLP functionality along with new Proofpoint business email compromise ( BEC ) and email account compromise ( EAC ) imposter classification and remediation .
“ If it wasn ’ t clear before 2020 , it certainly is now : people are the enterprise perimeter ,” said Ryan Kalember , Executive Vice President , Cybersecurity Strategy at Proofpoint . “ We put people at the centre of our innovation roadmap , which has allowed us to break new ground in solving core cybersecurity challenges like DLP . Data doesn ’ t lose itself – there ’ s always a negligent , compromised or malicious user involved – so a people-centric approach can succeed where prior solutions failed . Our latest innovations deliver necessary cloudbased protection across all major channels regardless of a user ’ s location , communication method or regulation requirements .”

BNET completes legal separation from Batelco with launch of two key services

Bahrain ’ s National Broadband Network ( BNET ), responsible for providing broadband network services across the Kingdom of Bahrain , has launched Operations Support System ( OSS ) and Business Support System ( BSS ) powered by Amazon Web Services ( AWS ) cloud platform , as part of the complete separation of BNET ’ s information systems technologies from Batelco ’ s . The legal separation between Batelco and BNET marks a significant milestone and is in line with the requirements of Bahrain ’ s Fourth National Telecommunications Plan .

Mohamed Bubashait , CEO , BNET
BNET was launched by Batelco Chairman , Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Alkhalifa , in October 2019 during a high-level press conference in the presence of the Minister of Transport and Communications Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed , BNET CEO , Mohammed Bubshait and a number of CEOs of telecommunications companies . Bubashait said : “ We are proud to have completed yet another step towards the separation of Batelco and BNET in accordance with the Fourth National Communications Plan , considered to be a very important national project designed to make a positive contribution to the telecommunications sector in the Kingdom . “ The process of separating the BSS and OSS systems provides BNET with the independence required to manage operational processes and procedures , enhancing the quality and effectiveness of the services we provide to our customers .” • www . intelligentcio . com INTELLIGENTCIO 19