Dubai World Trade Centre adopts Rapid7 Nexpose security risk intelligence solution to maintain high level network security

Regional partner Spire Solutions to implement Rapid7 Nexpose vulnerability management software as Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference kicks off

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 6月 4, 2013

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has acquired the latest Rapid7 vulnerability management software, Nexpose, to proactively identify and help remediate security threats, misconfigurations and malware exposure as businesses in the region make significant investments and efforts in countering cyber attacks.

Spire Solutions, the regional partner for Rapid7, will implement the Nexpose software at DWTC to ensure the highest levels of network security by identifying vulnerabilities and configuration issues across physical and virtual assets, and verifying, prioritising and recommending remediation steps. Across the Middle East, Rapid7 and Spire Solutions, in partnership, have enabled organisations to improve performance without compromising security.

"With the implementation of Nexpose vulnerability management software, DWTC will ensure that it meets and exceeds all mandatory regulatory compliance measures, hardening each layer of the network to maintain its integrity and confidentiality. In addition to the various safeguards we have in place at DWTC to meet our security risk intelligence needs, the new Nexpose software will enable us to address unpredicted security fluctuations, gain real-time insight into potential risks and be better prepared for possible surprises," said Farid Farouq, Vice President - Information Technology, Dubai World Trade Centre.

"It's essential that organisations gain visibility into how they are at risk and what action is necessary to mitigate that risk. Rapid7 is delighted that DWTC has chosen us to provide that insight, and we look forward to helping them improve their security posture. We're pleased to add an important world-class organisation like DWTC to our long list of esteemed enterprises, SMBs, and government customers," said Alexander Draaijer, Vice President EMEA, Rapid7.

"These are exciting times for our company. We are extremely proud of our impressive portfolio of solutions and clients," added Sanjeev Walia, Director, Spire Solutions. "The new contract with DWTC is a vivid testimony of our on-going success and strong reputation for Spire Solutions. For our team, no risk is so small as to be neglected, and no system is too complex to protect. We will continue to use our vast expertise and competence to deliver the most professional and creative services for each and every project."

DWTC's security risk intelligence efforts come amid the inaugural edition of the Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC) held from 3-5 June 2013. Hosted and organised by DWTC, the event is the only large-scale platform of its kind in the region to specifically address the issue of information security. GISEC focuses on the latest information security trends, cyber security legislation and solutions in the Middle East. In addition, it supports high-level knowledge exchange via a strong conference line-up, bringing together information security experts from the private and public sectors.

Powered by GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK, the region's leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) event, GISEC is strictly a trade-only event and is open to business and trade visitors from within the industry only. GISEC is open 10am-6pm from 3-5 June 2013. Visitor attendance is free of charge. For more information, please visit

For more information please contact:
Amelia Naidoo
PR Manager
T: +971 55 747 9086
Jehad Kamal
PR Manager - Arabic
T: +971 50 429 9150
Spire Solutions
Sanjeev Walia
Director: Spire Solutions
T: +971 4 313 2004

About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)


As the organiser of Gitex Technology Week, Gulfood, Dubai International Motor Show and many others, Dubai World Trade Centre offers more than 33 years' experience delivering world-class events in the Middle East, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. Our team organises 18 of the largest and most successful international and regional shows in Middle East, providing an ideal platform for business development in the region.

Our commitment to on-going innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors. DWTC works with the leading trade bodies and industry associations to ensure that all exhibitions deliver full value and are built upon the real needs of their specific sector.

About Spire Solutions

Spire Solutions is the Middle East's preferred value added distributor of information security solutions and services. An excellent combination of handpicked manufacturers, its local partners and its own internal team of information security professionals, Spire can help your organization build and maintain a secure, compliant and more confident operation. Conveniently located in the United Arab Emirates, Spire Solutions integrates knowledge, experience and proven abilities, setting new standards in this complex market. For more information about Spire Solutions, please visit

About Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC)


Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC) is the Middle East's most anticipated IT security knowledge platform for 2013. The event features a three-day exhibition from 3 - 5 June and a two-day conference from 4 - 5 June at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Organised by Dubai World Trade Centre and powered by GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK, the region's largest annual ICT event, GISEC attracts top industry professionals including CIOs, CTOs, CSOs and senior management from key industries including finance, energy, telecoms, government sectors and IT. GISEC connects visionaries, thought-leaders, practitioners and innovators who are transforming the information security landscape. A premier line-up of speakers and experts are planned to drive the conversation in new and strategic direction.

About Rapid7

Rapid7 security analytics software and services reduce threat exposure and detect compromise for 3,000 organizations across 78 countries, including over 250 of the Fortune 1000. We understand the attacker better than anyone and build that insight into our solutions to improve risk management and stop threats faster. We offer advanced capabilities for vulnerability management, penetration testing, controls assessment, incident detection and investigation across your assets and users for virtual, mobile, private and public cloud networks. To learn more about Rapid7 or get involved in our threat research, visit

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