PRLog - March 27, 2014 - DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Help AG, a leading information security services and solutions provider in the Middle East, has been named 'System Integrator of the Year' at the Network World Middle East awards held in Dubai on 24th March, 2014. The hotly contested title was unanimous awarded to Help AG for leadership in the field of IT solutions delivery and its efforts in advancing the security of public and enterprise organizations in the Middle East.
Alexandra Pisetskaya, Marketing Communications Manager at Help AG who accepted the award said, “Despite our niche focus on IT security we have won yet another award in the broader System Integrator category. This is proof that committing to a specific area of IT and developing unmatched technical expertise in that particular field does in fact resonate extremely well with customers in the region. We are extremely proud to have won this award and will continue to expand upon and enhance the factors that have brought us this success.”
Among many notable initiatives and large scale IT security implementations that it successfully executed over the last 12 months, Help AG's establishment of its 'Security Analysis Division' was a standout achievement. This has allowed the company to deliver critical services including Security Review; Penetration Testing; Configuration Architecture Review; Vulnerability Assessment (including mobile platforms) and Social Engineering and Exploitation. The efforts of this division have helped uncover 12 previously unknown zero-day vulnerabilities on applications from leading technology giants, making Help AG the only regional organization with such a merit of achievements in this field.
The company was also lauded for its role in spearheading the foundation of the UAE's Information Security Awareness (ISA) committee. The ISA initiative that has also gained the support of leading government, semi-government, education, and private establishments in the country aims at setting up a centralized body that will address security risks related to a lack of online security awareness in the UAE, and that will also develop standards, guidelines, and best practices for effective implementation of information security awareness programs and workshops across the country.
Now in its fifth year, the Network World Middle East awards is an established platform that recognizes both the key technology implementations in the region as well as the vendors and channel players who have positively impacted the market with innovative solutions and services. This year, the esteemed panel of judges comprised of Arun Tewary, CIO and Vice President for IT at Emirates Flight Catering in Dubai; Benvir Padda, the Director of IT at Legatum; Douglas Ian Wakeford, Senior Advisor with the Experton Group; and U. V. K. Kumar, founder of Prescience UAE.
About Help AG
Help AG is a leading IT security solutions, services and consultancy company, founded in Germany in 1995 and active in the Middle East since 2004. A winner of multiple reseller, partner and channel awards, the company was even recognized in 2013 as one of the Top 100 SME businesses by Dubai's Department of Economic Development (DED).
Focusing solely on the security aspects of Information Technology and maintaining an unprecedented 80% of staff in technical positions has enabled Help AG to stand out as the region's trusted advisor capable of delivering the most complex and innovative IT security solutions spanning Application Security, Network Security, Enterprise Mobile Security and Next Generation Modern Malware Protection. This unmatched technical expertise has enabled Help AG to establish a dedicated Security Analysis division offering customers Security Review, Penetration Testing, Configuration Architecture Review, Vulnerability Assessment and Social Engineering and Exploitation services.
As a key player in the security arena, the company remains dedicated to raising regional awareness about IT security threats and trends and regularly conducts informative vendor-agnostic events such as its flagship Security Spotlight Forum (SSF) and CIO Circle of Trust. More information is available at: http://www.helpag.com