Cylera says Omantel ‘plays a significant role in the development and digital transformation of Oman, contributing to the country’s economic growth by facilitating communication, connectivity, and digital services for businesses, individuals, retail, and government entities’.
Cylera says the partnership will further its position in the Middle East, and increase its global market reach, following the successful roll-out of its cybersecurity and asset management platform, and its patented technologies in the UK, the US, and Europe. The business said: “Together, Omantel and Cylera will deliver advanced solutions designed specifically to support the rapid digitalisation of healthcare in Oman, a region which will see 11 new hospitals built and upgraded over the next two years.”
Global healthcare’s critical infrastructure is digitalising at pace – says Cylera – ‘as demand grows for better patient care and services’. In 2020 it was estimated that 646 million new and legacy devices worldwide were connected to hospital networks, with ‘tens of thousands more added each year’. “This uptake in IoT and IoMT (Internet of Medical Things) is contributing to the complexity of hospitals’ digital estates, and expanding their online attack surface, driving the need for better management and visibility of devices on the network to reduce cybersecurity risk and streamline patient care,” Cylera explained.
Timur Ozekcin, the company’s CEO and co-founder (pictured with Omantel Chief Commercial Officer, Aladdin Bait Fadhil), said: “The increased global usage of IoT and IoMT in healthcare settings is critical to helping improve patient care and safety. However, with these organisations being a continued focus for cybercrime, hospitals must be able to view and map their entire connected landscape – including their unmanaged and unknown devices, to efficiently assess risk, while also being able to deliver the best in service.”
Cylera’s platform ‘provides a centralised dashboard for IT teams to view, profile, manage, and risk assess their entire connected environment in one platform’. It says its partnership with Omantel will combine the telecommunication giant’s ‘best-in-class data analysis capabilities and innovative approach to digital transformation’ with its ‘pioneering healthcare cybersecurity technologies’ to bring ‘world-leading enterprise management solutions’ for complex connected environments.