Bridgestone’s exclusive Saudi distributor turns to ESET to deliver optimized security support.

ADAOX Middle East, the regional business development centre for
ESET NOD32 Antivirus, today announced that Al Talayi Establishment, the
sole distributor for Bridgestone Tires in Saudi Arabia, has deployed
ESET NOD32 Antivirus and ESET Smart Security (ESS) suite to secure its
computers and IT network from viruses, spyware, malware and other known

and unknown online security threats.

Al Talayi Tires, an ISO 9001/2000 certified company, has the
largest distribution network for tires in Saudi Arabia. The company has
a huge network of branch offices, tire service centers, warehouses and
large fleet of trucks and vans across the Kingdom. To centralise its
operations, the company has an extensive IT infrastructure in place
which includes a robust BAAN ERP system, Microsoft ISA (Internet
Security and Acceleration) Server and Microsoft Exchange among other
key applications deployed on hundreds of computers at 30 key locations.
The company has several leased lines as well as a Virtual Private
Network for connectivity.

‘With such an exhaustive IT network in place, a failsafe IT
security service was a necessity for us. Robust virus protection is
critical to the well-being of our company’s commercial operations,
which is almost entirely computer-based. We were not happy with the
performance of our previously installed antivirus solution, the lack of
adequate support, and the fact that the software consumed high PC and
network bandwidth. We were experiencing continuous trouble with
infections, complex signature distribution and administering remote
networks and hence we decided to replace the security solution,’
explains Eng. Abdullah A. R. Bawazir, Network Supervisor, Al Talayi
Bridgestone.

‘We evaluated various security products available in the market and
chose ESET NOD32 and ESS suite for their proactive heuristics
diagnostics and the size of the software, which wouldn’t slow down the
system’s performance. We also read reviews of different antivirus
products performed by independent consumer organizations such as AV
Bulletin and AV Comparatives to be sure we were making the right
choice. We are more than satisfied with the performance of ESET NOD32
and ESET Smart Security solutions and are also happy with Zedan for
their support, speed and professionalism on this deployment,’ Eng.
Bawazir added.

Zedan Solutions, ESET’s distributor in Saudi Arabia, helped Al
Talayi deploy the ESET solutions seamlessly with no network slowdown or
downtime. The ESS suite and ESET NOD32 could be centrally managed,
automatically updating end-user devices without impacting performance
and offering the highest level of proactive protection that stops any
new forms of malware from impacting the network.

Both ESET NOD32 as well as ESS has been installed on the ERAS
servers, as well as the Microsoft Exchange servers. The ability to
centrally and remotely manage ESET administration across several
replicated ERAS has been of great benefit to the client.

‘We have witnessed several strategic businesses in the market
realizing the need for a security product that secures effectively and
is easily managed through a central management console. With such user
friendly features on offer, ESET NOD32 as well as ESS have been finding
favor with a number of customers across the SMB and enterprise
sectors,’ commented Mr. Brian Hawley, General Manager at Zedan
Solutions.

Built on the award-winning ThreatSense engine, ESET NOD32 antivirus
software proactively detects and eliminates more viruses, trojans,
worms, adware, spyware, phishing, rootkits and other internet threats
than any other antivirus solution available on the market today. ESET
NOD32 is very light as compared to other antivirus products, less CPU
intensive when executing a background scan and is also more efficient
in detecting threats. It is an ideal antivirus for any system including
operating systems such as Windows Vista and Windows XP and also runs
smoothly on Windows legacy systems, MS-DOS, file servers, mail servers,
and more.

ESET Smart Security is a tightly integrated security solution,
built on the ESET NOD32 Antivirus and its powerful ThreatSense engine.
It provides antispyware, antispam and customised firewall features.

‘ESET NOD32 and ESS offer industry leading performance and easy
manageability that customers like Al Talayi need to easily and securely
exchange information. Our continued success in the region with key
customers is a testimony of the technical superiority of the products
that we offer. Designed to offer hassle free performance, these
solutions are least resource hungry and drastically reduce the risks of
malicious code and unsuitable e-mail content from entering the
network,’ said Mr. Neo Neophytou, Managing Director of ADAOX Middle
East.

Al Talayi Bridgestone is about to embark on an IT expansion phase,
mostly to increase redundancy and clustering of mail, hub and edge
servers. A key aspect will be to closely integrate ESET solutions into
this expansion and Zedan is working closely with them on this project.