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ODP receives MTC accreditation to provide government data storage and retrieval facilities

12 Aug 2020

Oman Data Park (ODP), the sultanate’s first IT-managed and cloud services provider, has successfully been accredited by the Ministry of Technology and Communications (MTC) for delivering ‘Security Assessment Services and ‘Cloud and Hosting Services to government institutions in the country. ODP has been added to MTC’s Register of Accredited IT Service Providers on its official website: www.mtc.gov.om/ITAccreditation.

The organization has been awarded two Economic Activities License Certificates by the Ministry of Technology and Communications (Subject to Free Zones laws and regulations). The license form has been signed and certified using a Digital Signature Certificate as specified under The Electronic Transactions Law of the Sultanate of Oman issued by His Majesty’s Royal Decree 69/2008. The accreditation as a Cloud and Hosting Services permits ODP to provide data storage, retrieval and cloud and hosting services to government administrative units. The accreditation as a Security Assessment Services permits ODP to conduct penetration testing and vulnerability assessment to protect the government administrative units of the country against external and internal threats by identifying the entity’s security weaknesses and preventive measurements.

Maqbool al Wahaibi, CEO of Oman Data Park, said, “As the premier Cloud, Hosting and Security services provider in Oman, we are delighted to receive this accreditation in recognition of our excellence in delivering world-class services to users in Oman. Having already served key government institutions with our hosting and security services, this accreditation will further strengthen our commitment towards the digital enablement of our government entities and its preparation for the 4th Industrial Revolution. Our talented and professionally qualified Omani teams are ready to serve any government institution to enable them in their digitisation journey while saving costs and increasing overall efficiency,” he added.

ODP offers managed cloud services to reduce cyber threats and is fully equipped to educate and serve private and government sectors with cost-effective and secure IT needs. The company offers a wide range of security services for all government sectors to improve their services in a more cost-effective manner.

ODP’s security assessment services can help government institutions to reduce the risks of possible security breaches and take all necessary measures to prevent them or minimize the harm they can cause. It includes Penetration Testing, Technical Assessments and Maturity Assessments services.

Penetration testing involves testing a computer system, network or web application to find security vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit. Technical Assessments include Web Application Testing, Infrastructure Testing and Firewall reviews and involves Configuration review, Code review and Architecture review. Maturity Assessments services include ISO 27001 Assessments; Risk Assessments; Audits and Maturity Assessments as well as Policy and Procedure Assessments.

ODP’s security assessment services are used to generate a defence strategy in the area of information technology that can be implemented by organizations to reduce potential security risks. It is a preventative system that greatly reduces the risk of an intrusion and keeps up with ever-evolving threats.

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