Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, today announced implementation of Symantec's Security Information Manager (SSIM) by global technology solutions and services provider, 3i Infotech.
The implementation by 3i Infotech of SSIM in the Sultanate of Oman, has allowed Oman Air to significantly enhance the security of its IT systems.
Founded in 1993, Oman Air is one of the fastest growing airlines in the region. Operating out of Muscat, the airline has played a major role in making Muscat an important traffic hub in the Middle East, supporting the commercial, industrial and tourism sectors. Furthermore, in March 2010, Oman Air became the first airline in the world to offer both mobile phone and Wi-Fi connectivity in-flight aboard its A330 fleet.
3i Infotech has used its own practice to architect, implement, and maintain SSIM, enabling Oman Air to create a documented, repeatable process for security threat response through data mining techniques, integrated log management and incident response system. This will allow Oman Air to better detect and act upon various online threats such as malicious BOTS, WORMS and IP addresses all with substantially lower total costs of ownership, maintenance and overall usability.
Gerry Mitchell, Oman Air's Chief Officer of Information Technology, says:
"Effective solutions to ensure security in today's IT-centric corporate world are of utmost importance. Symantec Security Information Manager has enabled Oman Air IT to consolidate all security and logging data from its critical enterprise nodes to a central repository. It has helped in the automated collection of security data, analysis and delivery of compliance evidence and improved detection of multi-layered attacks.
Mr. Pankaj Chawla, CEO and President, 3i Infotech, Middle East, Africa, Russia & CIS, says: "We are extremely happy to have implemented the Symantec's Security Information Manager, along with our partner Atesco, for Oman Air in the Sultanate of Oman. We understand the business needs and the complexity in designing the solution to handle security events and incidents for a fast growing company like Oman Air and are proud to have implemented a solution in a manner that meets their current requirements and is fully scalable to match their future growth."
"As a global company, we offer a wide array of professional services which include IT consultancy, system integration, Oracle Database Management Services, security solutions, IT audit, and project management, infrastructure management and various other end-to-end solutions. I am confident that on the strength of our services and a highly professional team, we will continue to make inroads in the Sultanate of Oman," he added.