Paramount Computer Systems achieves information security award


June 12, 2000

The e-security firm Paramount Computer Systems in Dubai has become the first IT company in the Middle East to gain a major information security award. The award - BS 7799 registration - was presented by BSI, the global product certification and quality assurance leader.

The certification is widely regarded as the ultimate industry benchmark in information security, and will reassure the company's customers about the security of its data.

Paramount Computer Systems was set up in 1992, with offices in Dubai Internet City, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh. It offers best-of-breed security products, solutions and services, with clients in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Lebanon.

Paramount is one of 650 IT companies operating in 'Internet City', a Dubai government initiative to diversify into hi-tech industries.

Paramount's clients include:
* Financial Institutions
* Telecommunication providers
* Government Departments
* Manufacturing Companies
* Educational Institutions
* ISPs and ASPs

Paramount Computer Systems channel partners are leading:
* System integrators
* Global service providers
* Value Added Resellers

BSI helps organisations get the most value from their management systems through registration to international standards by a process-driven auditing approach. In addition to registering firms to the information security standard, BSI registers organisations to standards covering the management of quality, environmental best practice, and occupational health and safety.