ADSSC partners with Trend Micro to secure its digital estate and accelerate transformation

Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company gains stronger visibility and threat protection to guard its infrastructure and pursue Vision 2030 goals 

26 April 2021. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC) today announced that it has deployed Trend Micro’s security innovations to gain stronger visibility to protect its infrastructure and workforce from the evolving threat landscape. 

Established in 2005, ADSSC aims to enhance community life in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi through world-class sanitation services. Realizing its role in pursuit of the Vision 2030 goals, it designs and executes projects based on sustainability, modernizes legacy infrastructure, and develops new treatment plants in strategic locations across the Emirate. To support its ambitions, ADSSC adopted a strategy that would turn it into a knowledge-based entity, powered by collecting and leveraging data to derive insights. This digital transformation approach puts cybersecurity at the center of its journey.

“Given the complexity of our infrastructure, we determined that we needed to look at cybersecurity from the ground up, and that is when we began to look for a partner who understands our needs,” said Warda Al Hamed, IT Specialist, ADSSC. “It was vital that any solution we adopt, is aligned with our digital aspirations and delivers broad and deep visibility on every part of our operations to our team. Our partnership with Trend Micro has enabled us to take a significant leap forward by gaining more visibility of our infrastructure, data, and applications. And through a single console, we can now monitor our organization’s security posture while identifying threats in real time and taking prompt actions.”

ADSSC has adopted Trend Micro Apex One, ScanMail for Microsoft Exchange, and Deep Discovery Analyzer to protect its digital estate. With Apex One, the organization is now able to detect threats, investigate them, and respond in real time. While ScanMail for Microsoft Exchange uses the latest industry intelligence to stop targeted email attacks and spear-phishing; and Deep Discovery Analyzer actively hunts for other targeted attacks through cross-generational detection techniques. Its custom sandboxing capabilities add another layer of protection, preventing attackers to penetrate the system.

“Digital transformation brings enormous benefits to every organization, but it is critical to have the right cyber security approach in place to ensure uninterrupted innovation and success,” said Majd Sinan, Country Manager, Trend Micro UAE. “ADSSC is already ahead of the curve as it has put security at the center of its transformation.  We are excited to be chosen as its trusted partner in this journey, and stand committed to protect ADSSC’s digital infrastructure and workforce from bad actors.”

As it heads into the future, ADSSC envisions a cloud-only environment for its operations, including supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and operational technology (OT) systems for its industrial-automation needs. “We have a goal to move completely to the cloud, and our partnership with Trend Micro will greatly accelerate our efforts to strengthen our security posture.” added Al Hamed.


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