Dubai: Oct. 7, 2015: Managed FZ-LLC, a leader in innovative solutions in online cyber-threat management, brand abuse monitoring and managed security services, today announced the release of BrandHawk Alpha – the comprehensive Online and Social Media Security Assessment service for highly visible leading government and private sector organizations in the UAE and the region.
The growth of social media and online activity has been staggering. The Middle East and UAE specially have a very high rate of social media usage. It is estimated that 88% of the adult population uses various social media platforms daily. This high penetration rate has given rise to significant exposure to Cybersecurity risks for highly visible organizations in the region. Information that may be confidential or proprietary often leaks out due to lack of staff awareness or due to targeted phishing campaigns. Because of the ease of creating fake profiles and fake and phishing websites, brand abuse becomes a very real threat.
The BrandHawk service from Managed provides a complete and innovative solution for monitoring and mitigation of online threats from brand abuse, fake profiles and account hijacking etc. via continuous monitoring, expert analysis and aggressive takedown actions.
“Whereas BrandHawk is an ongoing subscription service, today we are also launching BrandHawk Alpha, which is similar to a regular company audit except that it detects, analyzes and reports on the content and threats facing visible organization in UAE and the region on a periodic basis.” said Sameer Hussain, CEO of Managed. “Protecting the brand reputation, senior management and employees from online threats safeguards the business and its operations from cyber threats. The BrandHawk Alpha audit and assessment is a quick and cost-effective way for senior management to get a sense of what is available online about their companies, so that they can remove or mitigate the risks.”
BrandHawk Alpha identifies fraudulent social media accounts, impersonating profiles, phishing websites, negative write-ups, brand assets abuse and stolen confidential information on Darknet in a comprehensive audit
With the BrandHawk Alpha service from Managed, clients can quickly sign up for a comprehensive assessment. The process generally takes 2-3 weeks and includes a complete audit and archive of all the relevant information about the organization, its management, its brand and its employees on social media, online blogs, Darknet and other online platforms. A detailed analysis of the findings and the threat level includes information about the risks and recommendation on risk mitigation.
BrandHawk Alpha can be repeated on a quarterly basis or clients can sign up for the full fledged BrandHawk service which offers continuous brand abuse monitoring and cyber threat mitigation. The BrandHawk and BrandHawk Alpha are offered via proprietary systems developed by Managed and supported by a 24x7x365 monitoring center based in Dubai, UAE.
Managed has built its BrandHawk platform to monitor and manage today’s complex, dynamic and diverse online presence of these high-visibility Government or private sector organizations. The BrandHawk service monitors many aspects of a website, including content, uptime, performance loading and DNS servers – as well as online threats, to ensure that the right information is being delivered at the right speed with high availability.
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ABOUT MANAGED FZ LLC
Managed is a leading provider of innovative solutions in Online Threat Management, Brand Abuse Monitoring and Managed Cyber Security Services for high profile Government and private sector organizations. Built around the concept of safeguarding our client’s information and IT infrastructure – we enable our clients to focus on their business growth without worrying about their IT and online security.
Managed’s customer base includes Government organizations, telecom operators, finance, aviation, media and news organizations. Managed’s obsessive focus on customer service is built around its large 24x7x365 NOC SOC and Monitoring Center in Dubai, which provides proactive monitoring and client support services.
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