Bahrain's Reload Consulting Services WLL (ReloadConsulting), which specialises in digital information security services, today signed agreements with globalIndian Information Technology (IT) companies Secure Matrix and Prism Informatics Ltd, which will pave the way for the provision of leading information security services and IT solutions in Bahrain and across the region. -- Bahrain's Reload Consulting Services WLL (ReloadConsulting), which specialises in digital information security services, today signed agreements with globalIndian Information Technology (IT) companies Secure Matrix and Prism Informatics Ltd, which will pave the way for the provision of leading information security services and IT solutions in Bahrain and across the region.
Through the landmark agreement with Secure Matrix, an information security consulting firm, Reload Consulting Services WLL will act as the local provider and new business development arm for the Indian company, initially in Bahrain and subsequently across the Gulf region. Under the agreement, Reload Consulting will benefit from Secure Matrix's global expertise as it expands its offering focused on protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information, principally for private sector businesses, and provide customised information security training for public, private and education sector entities.
Furthermore, under the agreement Secure Matrix and Reload Consulting 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 coordination centre, online monitoringand logging infrastructure and, most importantly, provide appropriate action on detection of any potential threats, such as cyber-attacks.
Through the second agreement, Prism Informatics Ltd, which is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), will work with Reload Consulting to design and deliver technology solutions for the manufacturing, retail, education, pharmaceutical,banking, engineering and construction industriesin Bahrain.
Speaking at the signing ceremony in Manama, Bahrain,Ahmed Husain, Managing Director ofReload Consulting Services WLL said: "This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for Reload Consulting; with the expertise and knowledge of both Secure Matrix and Prism Informatics Ltd, two leading multinational companies in the field of e-security and IT consulting services, we will be able to significantly expand our IT support services whilst providing world-class information security services to companies of all sizes in Bahrain and across the region."
A recent study by EMC IT group in Europe found that almost three-quarters of firms and public sector organisations were "not very confident" they could fully restore their networks following an IT failure and over half admitted they had lost data or suffered systems downtime in the past 12 months. Ahmed Husain added, "By working with us, businesses in Bahrain can rest assured that their IT infrastructure, and most importantly their data, will be safe."
Explaining the firms' decision Mr Sachin Gajjar, Chief Operating Officer of Secure Matrix India Private Limited, and Mr. Saurabh Dani, Promoter Director, of Prism Informatics Ltdsaid: "Bahrain is renowned as a leading regional financial services hub with over 400 financial institutions, and a mature ICT industry with a favourable business environment.Furthermore Bahrain offers an excellent location as a practical base to access the growing markets of the neighbouring Gulf states, therefore it was a natural choice to decide to enter in to this venture with a Bahraini company, and Reload Consulting is the ideal partner".
Welcoming the announcement, Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al-Khalifa, Chief Executive of the EDB said: "This is a real boost for the ICT services industry in Bahrain. And the decision by Secure Matrix and Prism Informatics Ltd to invest in Bahrain demonstrates the continued confidence in Bahrain. The decision is great news for the Bahraini economy and underlines our continuing attractiveness as an investment destination."
These partnerships were initially discussed and progressed at Gitex Technology Week 2011 Dubai, the region's leading ICT expo, earlier this year. Reload Consulting attended as part ofTamkeen'sTarweej scheme to showcase their hi-tech products and services. "Tarweej", Tamkeen's Growth Assistance scheme provides financial support to businesses in Bahrain to cover the cost of participation in leading local, regional, and international exhibitions.The event provided the opportunity to network and exchange expertise with decision makers from around the region as well as exploring possible international business partnerships.
Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al-Khalifa added, "We are delighted we were able to support Reload Consulting through the Tamkeen programme and will continueto not only support businesses within Bahrain but also those investing in Bahrain."
Source: Press release distribution via India PRwire
Notes to Editor
About The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB)
The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) is a dynamic public agency with an overall responsibility for formulating and overseeing the economic development strategy of Bahrain, and for creating the right climate to attract direct investment into the Kingdom.
The role of the Bahrain EDB is to provide leadership by uniting all of the Kingdom's shareholders through a unified vision, and to develop key strategies for growth. The Bahrain EDB also acts as a facilitator, helping all of Bahrain's stakeholders to understand and adopt the changes necessary for progress. In addition, the Bahrain EDB provides sound project management to ensure that all agreed reform initiatives are implemented in an effective and timely manner.
The Bahrain EDB is also responsible for attracting inward investment into Bahrain, and is focusing on six target economic sectors in which the Kingdom offers significant strengths. These are financial services, downstream industries, tourism, business services, logistics, and education and training.
For more information on the Bahrain EDB visit www.bahrainedb.com; for information about Bahrain visit www.bahrain.com
About Reload Consulting Services WLL
Reload Consulting Services WLL is an information security consulting firm that assists organisations and companies in becoming compliant with international standards, such as ISO 27001 for Information Security and BS 25999 for Business Continuity Management.
Services provided by Reload include penetration testing, DDOS protection, anti-phishing solutions, service availability, transaction monitoring and security awareness campaigns.
The new partnership with Securematrix will provide specialised e-security training, cyber security consulting services and training, SAP and Oracle security, and provide specialised services for the banking, financial services, insurance, telecoms, oil and gas and government sectors in the Gulf
For further information on Reload Consulting Services WLL please visit our website: www.reload.bh
About Secure Matrix
Secure Matrix is dedicated to e-security providing planning, architecture, implementation, integration and monitoring services for existing or planned IT infrastructure across geographies and networks. Secure Matrix plans, implements and manages internal controls in a computerised environment (LAN, WAN and TAN).
Through its global subsidiaries Secure Matrix has operations in the USA and UK and through the subsidiaries of Prism Informatics Limited in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Dubai.
Secure Matrix is already involved in e-security services in the region and has customers in UAE, Oman, Muscat, KSA and Kuwait. Some of its top customers include Saudi Aramco, KNPC, HHRC - Dubai, Oman Air, Muscat Securities Market, Naizak, Abdul Karim Holdings, Multi Choice, DNV, BSI and eHDF.
For further information please contact our website: www.securematrix.in
About Prism Informatics Ltd
Prism Informatics Ltd is a BSE listed company in the field of software development and IT business consulting with its headquarters in Mumbai, India. Prism Informatics Ltd offers consulting, implementation and support for a complete range of IT services with their domain and third-party enterprise-wide products including Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, IBM, Cognos, TIBCO, QlikView and Sybase. Providing designs and delivers technology solutions for a variety of industries including manufacturing, banking, engineering, construction and pharmaceutical.
Prism is creating a niche amongst the global IT service providers worldwide through strong management and expertise in various IT domains with a presence in Europe, Sri Lanka, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
For further information visit: www.prisminfoglobal.com
For more information, please contact:Niya Alexander (Account Executive) (L) 044-42640404