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 organisations 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 organisation 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 centralised 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 recognises 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.