Gulfnet has announced that it will be providing the latest and most advanced cybersecurity platform to the Gulf region through global strategic partnerships with leaders in cybersecurity. Through this new partnership with iboss Cybersecurity and FICO Cyber Analytics, Gulfnet aims to increase the level of security in the organizations’ networks and protect against the most advanced and sophisticated cyber attacks.
“Data breaches are increasing in the region and organizations in the Gulf are targeted with the most advanced cyber attacks. Gulfnet has launched a portfolio of security services that is committed to bring the latest and the most advanced cybersecurity platforms to help in protecting our customers” said Ahmad AlIbrahim, Head of Technical and Carrier Services of Gulfnet Communications. “As an exclusive security partner of iboss Cybersecurity in the Gulf region, we believe that the partnership between iboss and FICO in combining both technologies will bring a great value to the customer and will mitigate the risk of cyber threats to a whole new level.”
Analytic software firm FICO announced that its groundbreaking AI-based Cyber Analytics will be available as part of the iboss node-based, direct-to-cloud, containerized platform, a leading solution for cybersecurity and malware protection. FICO’s Cyber Analytics models will improve detection of attacks, including new or “zero-day” attacks.
The partnership will create the first cyber threat score that measures the likelihood of malware infection and data breaches. FICO’s patented behavioral analytics identify anomalous activity within milliseconds, using real-time transaction profiling and self-learning models. These analytics will score suspicious “behavior” of devices, users or servers,
similar to the way that FICO’s leading card fraud solution instantly scores billions of credit card transactions around the world daily. Through the cyber threat scores, FICO and iboss clients will now be able to more accurately quantify cyber threats and remediate them in real time to stop catastrophic infection and data loss before it occurs.
FICO and iboss Cybersecurity aim to dramatically reduce the “dwell time” — the time it takes to detect an advanced threat once it has breached an organization’s infrastructure. Data is frequently stolen within minutes or hours after penetration. Lack of real-time detection is one reason why cyber attacks cost businesses an estimated $400 billion last year, and erode customer confidence.
“Partnering with like-minded, innovative companies like FICO and Gulfnet is helping iboss to continuously provide our leading node-based, direct-to-cloud web security to more businesses globally,” said Pete Elmgren, Senior Vice President of World Wide Sales for iboss Cybersecurity. “Gulfnet’s exclusive access to the Gulf region coupled with their unique access to the best cybersecurity platforms available will help bring iboss’ proven cyber solutions to more businesses in the Middle East than ever before."
“FICO pioneered the use of artificial intelligence in fighting financial crimes with FICO Falcon Fraud Manager, which protects billions of payment cards worldwide,” said Doug Clare, vice president of FICO® Falcon® Cybersecurity solutions
. “Our data scientists hold more than 100 patents related to streaming behavioral analytics for attack detection, which are well-proven in the financial services and telecom industries. With iboss, we found the perfect partner to bring these technologies to one of the biggest problems facing society today.”
About Gulfnet Communications
Gulfnet Communications is one of the leading Information and Communication Technology (ICT) & Telecom service providers, serving public and commercial enterprise businesses for more than 25 years. Established in 1991 in Kuwait, Gulfnet was the first to provide internet services in the Gulf region. Gulfnet is a dynamic and an agile company that strives to provide its customers with a great service and quality support. Over the years Gulfnet have focused its efforts on improving the infrastructure, products and services by constantly seeking the latest developments and advancement in the technology. Gulfnet is a pioneer in bringing the best-in-class services and solutions to the Gulf region and uniquely positioned to provide end-to-end turnkey solutions.
About iboss Cybersecurity
iboss Cybersecurity defends today’s borderless networks against malware, advanced threats and data loss with an innovative direct to cloud, containerized, node-based approach. Unlike legacy technology focused solely on keeping malware out, iboss offers a balanced cybersecurity approach with equal emphasis on prevention, detection and containment to reduce damaging loss from data breaches. Backed by patented, next-generation technology and unparalleled visibility across all inbound/outbound data channels, iboss next-gen technology provides better security weapons to reveal blind spots, detect breaches and minimize the consequences of data exfiltration. Leveraging leading threat protection and unsurpassed usability, iboss is trusted by thousands of organizations and millions of users.
FICO (NYSE: FICO) powers decisions that help people and businesses around the world prosper. Founded in 1956 and based in Silicon Valley, the company is a pioneer in the use of predictive analytics and data science to improve operational decisions. FICO holds more than 165 US and foreign patents on technologies that increase profitability, customer satisfaction and growth for businesses in financial services, telecommunications, health care, retail and many other industries. Using FICO solutions, businesses in more than 100 countries do everything from protecting 2.6 billion payment cards from fraud, to helping people get credit, to ensuring that millions of airplanes and rental cars are in the right place at the right time.