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Social networking sites pose security threat

Network infrastructure company highlights importance of having right solutions and tools for protection

  • Gulf News
  • Published: 00:00 March 18, 2010
  • Gulf News

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  • SonicWALL organises fast track events all over the region to understand problems faced by end users.

Dubai : One of the most popular social networking sites, Facebook, now poses the greatest security risk to companies, according to a new report published by Sophos. With the increasing use of this site and many others, it is becoming more and more important for companies to ensure that they have the right solutions and tools in place to protect their networks from rising threats.

Last month, the Information Security Forum released a list of the top 10 security threats facing companies in the next two years.

Criminal attacks took the top spot, followed by infrastructure weaknesses.

To bring attention to current threats and discuss how it can solve these threats, SonicWALL, a secure network infrastructure company, held fast track events for end-users on March 16 in Abu Dhabi and March 17 in Dubai.

The company conducts these events all over the region on a continuous basis to understand the various problems faced by end-users.

Their aim is to provide security solutions that evolve along with organisations and the threats they encounter.

According to Shahnawaz Shaikh, regional sales manager for the Middle East and Africa at SonicWALL, the company has organised many events throughout the year.

Solutions provided by the firm address threats such as network security, email security and secure remote access, as well as backup and recovery. It gives customers the ability to control, manage and protect the productivity of their global networks and remain ahead of threats.

SonicWALL has been holding end-users fast track events since 2008. The half-day event discusses new tools, products and updates on solutions. Shaikh revealed that the firm is also looking at delivering fast tracks across the region.

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