Leading Mobile Service Provider Nawras Deploys Secerno DataWall for Comprehensive Database Protection in the Middle East

May 19, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Oxford, United Kingdom, May 19, 2009 – Secerno, the technology leader in data security, together with partner Encode Middle East, today announced the successful implementation of its award-winning database security platform Secerno DataWall at Nawras, Oman's mobile communications provider. With Secerno DataWall, Nawras has provided an impressive level of security across all databases in its network, streamlined all reporting and met regulatory compliance requirements for internal and external protection measures.

Nawras is using Secerno DataWall to set access rules, complete detailed reporting, and implement and maintain security policies, through a single interface. This "one-click" approach to security also enables Nawras to continually monitor traffic, analyze data from reports and update policies in minutes, as opposed to the days and weeks usually required for these changes.

Ali Abdali, IT Director at Nawras, said, "We needed sophisticated monitoring, auditing and reporting functions for a comprehensive snapshot of all internal and external activities at the database level. Secerno was able to meet our requirements and exceed our expectations with a powerful deployment that is easy to use, benefits Nawras customers and is already showing us a return on investment."

Steve Hurn, CEO of Secerno, said, "Nawras is an innovative provider, servicing over 45% of the thriving mobile telecommunications market in the Sultanate of Oman. They needed a database security provider that could eliminate all threats to data, both internal and external, while also showing the ability to meet the increasingly complex reporting and regulatory environment. We are pleased that we can bring this level of service to Nawras, and we look forward to continued future successes."

Mr Abdali concludes, "The partner we chose needed to be flexible and ready to grow with this growing company. Nawras is known for pioneering new technology having transformed Oman's mobile telecommunications landscape. With Secerno, we found a partner who has taken a revolutionary and very necessary approach to database security, one that we believe will be the standard in the future."

About Nawras
Nawras is Oman's pleasingly different mobile operator, majority owned by Qatar's Qtel, one of the world's leading telecommunications companies. Nawras launched as the second mobile operator in Oman in March 2005. Amongst many awards, Nawras has received 'Middle East Mobile Operator of the Year' and Middle East Business Achievement Award for Corporate Social Responsibility, as well as being named 'Best Telecom Brand Oman 2008'.

About Secerno
Secerno is an established provider of active database control, delivering the world's most advanced and comprehensive intelligent activity monitoring and database policy enforcement solution: Secerno DataWall™ - now uniquely available in both a hardware and virtual appliance. Secerno DataWall is designed to stop threats before data is lost or compromised (instead of simply monitoring and reporting after the damage is done). It accurately and actively blocks all threats to data, even from trusted and privileged users. At the core of Secerno DataWall is the patented SynoptiQ™ Engine, based on break-through research into efficient grammatical clustering. Secerno —which is headquartered in Oxford, UK — offers protection to customers across industries including financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, retail, and government agencies and departments. For more information, go to http://www.secerno.com

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