Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 40 - Page 12

NEWS Fortinet enhances ODP’s managed security services Omantel launches Optiva charging engine Maitham Al Lawati, General Manager – Risk and Compliance at Oman Data Park F ortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced that Oman Data Park (ODP) has expanded its managed security services offering by adding the Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution to its portfolio. This announcement strengthens a long-standing seven-year partnership between ODP and Fortinet. Founded in 2012, ODP is the Sultanate’s premier Managed Services Provider offering both local and international organisations with infrastructure, AI, cloud, public cloud and managed security services. Maitham Al Lawati, General Manager – Risk and Compliance at ODP, said: “Oman Data Park enjoys a strategic partnership with Fortinet where it provides us with security solutions for our managed network security services business. Our aim is to provide the best security services and maximum return on investment for our customers who place their trust in us to manage their next- generation security requirements. By adding Fortinet’s powerful and secure SD-WAN to our services, we are not only strengthening our relationship with Fortinet and enhancing our portfolio, but also allowing our customers to benefit from the unique combination of security, flexibility, single-pane-of-glass management and cost savings with minimal to no additional investment.” Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution enables the efficient, automated, SLA-based utilisation of its WAN resources for Internet and cloud-based service access. 12 INTELLIGENTCIO O ptiva Inc, an innovative software provider of mission-critical, cloud- native, monetisation solutions to leading communication service providers (CSPs) globally, has announced the new phase and commercial launch of Omantel’s multi-play billing and charging transformation on Optiva Charging Engine. create and tailor new products specific to its customers, launch new offerings to market faster and engage with a larger variety of customers and businesses to generate greater business value. Omantel, the leading telco provider in Oman and regional leader in the Middle East, is experiencing growth in its subscriber base as a result of massive acquisitions. The growth, coupled with an increased demand for mobile connectivity and specifically data, has made Digital Transformation critical for Omantel. “Optiva is integral to our corporate strategy and to our Digital Transformation. We count on Optiva Charging Engine and the payments solution as well as their reliable support, maintenance and managed services to allow us to monetise a variety of multi- play services, including mobile prepaid and postpaid, hybrid, fixed, cable and Internet,” said Samy Al Ghassany, COO of Omantel. The successful launch of this new phase assists Omantel to further revolutionise its fixed-line and multi-play services. Omantel gains increased flexibility to “Optiva is a strategic partner to us, and we look forward to our continued collaboration as our program enters its next phase of 5G, IoT and cloud transformation.”