Oman’s MoE implements Kaspersky Lab anti virus solution across 35,000 networked PC terminals

Oman’s Ministry of Education has implemented a new online virus detection solution for 35,000 PC terminal users in response to rapidly increasing malware volumes. Following a competitive the Ministry has adopted the antivirus for Windows Workstation of Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, to beef up its network security and reduce vulnerability and exposure to hackers, spam and virus.

“The detection rates of the previous vendor’s solution could not keep up with the rate of infections and the Ministry of Education took the decision to identify a new solution to resolve the issue at endpoint level,” said the Ministry’s spokesperson Ali Bin Suleiman Alhanai.

“We chose Kaspersky LabKaspersky Lab because of its high detection rates of viruses and the solution’s ability to perform with the minimum resources possible. Our tests of Kaspersky’s product on one of our live servers showed that it detected and removed more malware than any other solution we tried.

“We have already seen the important benefits the new products have introduced to our operations through compatibility with existing IT security infrastructure, higher detection rates, user friendly interface and ability to maintain high performance without slowing down our systems,” said Alhanai.

The Ministry of Education of Oman has also acquired a further 1,000 Kaspersky Antivirus for Windows servers licenses for its network of servers across the Sultanate. It took less than four months for the Ministry to implement the full solution across its network.

“We are very proud to have won and implemented our superior anti virus solutions across the network of Oman’s Ministry of Education,” said Tarek Kuzbari, Managing Director, Kaspersky, Middle East. “This project demonstrates our ability to provide governmental institutions with bespoke solutions that meet their discerning and sensitive requirements.

“The Middle East’s government sector ranks high among our regional priorities and the Ministry of Education of Oman is the latest in a long list of government institutions that have adopted’s security solutions.”



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