Azizi Developments completes open-source cyber security integration

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Azizi Developments completes open-source cyber security integration
Azizi Developments completes open-source cyber security integration

  • The leading private developer is taking concrete steps to safeguard customer data

Dubai, UAE, 19 May 2021: Azizi Developments, a leading private developer in the UAE, has announced the completion of its migration to open-source SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) solutions, developing its cybersecurity and IT infrastructure with Elastic. This announcement comes in light of Azizi Developments’ new digital strategy which focuses on enhancing customer experiences.

The inexpensive open-source solution has already allowed Azizi to save 90% of its usual cybersecurity and IT network domain expenses. Most importantly, the selected open-source software satisfies Azizi's stringent SARSMUPI (Security, Agility, Reliability, Scalability, Mistake-proofing, User-friendliness, Performance, Investment) perspectives of software acquisition – crucial to the developer’s IT transformation journey. 

Dr. Syed Mahsud Ali, Chief Information Officer at Azizi Developments, said: “After the deployment of our new open-source tools, we observed a solid fall in the Mean Time to Detect or Discover (MTTD) and Mean Time to Response (MTTR), for example. MTTD has decreased by over 22% in just the first day of post-implementation, with us anticipating further drops in the coming days. Similarly, MTTR has also decreased by 17% due to in-depth threat investigation and the automation engine. Such seemingly minor improvements are of unspeakable value to organisations who take protecting their data, including their customers’, serious.

“Moreover, we are seeing a substantial uptick in turnaround times as a result of this implementation – not only do these innovative tools help us and our customers save on expenses, effectively increasing ROIs, but they also result in us becoming a much more technologically efficient organisation. We are now able to allocate our time and efforts to areas that are of more value – technological advancements that are far more beneficial to our valued investors”, he added. 

Azizi’s transformational programme consists of six projects, including cloud infrastructure, cybersecurity enhancements, information risk assessments, network operation centre scalability, and robotic process automation. It was designed to enhance the overall performance of the organisation while mitigating the risks involved for a better performing year.