FVC Signs Strategic Partnership with Virsec to Deliver Advanced Cybersecurity Solutions in the Middle East

FVC, a leading value-added distributor in the Middle East and Africa, today signed a strategic partnership with  Virsec, a cybersecurity company delivering a radically new approach to protect organizations against advanced cyberattacks. The partnership will enable FVC to distribute Virsec’s cybersecurity solutions throughout the Middle East region.

Responding to a sharp increase in cyberattacks targeting businesses, Virsec has validated its patented Trusted Execution™ technology with FVC’s partners and customers to provide unprecedented protection against advanced cyberattacks. High-profile attacks such as WannaCry, NotPetya, Black Energy, Industroyer, and others have used advanced hacking techniques and memory exploits to hijack control, cause disruption, shut down critical business applications or worse. These techniques bypass conventional network security tools and have been considered “indefensible” by many security experts.

“Cybersecurity is a top concern for our customers today as hackers are evading conventional security defenses,” said K.S. Parag, Managing Director, FVC. “Virsec provides effective runtime application memory protection against fileless and memory-based exploits, helping our customers eliminate these dangerous attacks. Through this strategic partnership we have strengthened our IT security portfolio to provide our partners and customers with a complete suite of complementing security solutions required to protect their businesses and critical assets.”

Virsec is the only security vendor that protects processes and memory in real-time. The solution maps acceptable application execution, and instantly detects deviations caused by attacks. This deterministic process takes the guesswork out of cybersecurity by detecting and blocking application attacks within milliseconds, with precise forensics at every step. Analyst firm Gartner has stated that memory protection should be considered “mandatory” and has recognized Virsec for its unique technology.

“It’s time to rethink how we approach security as hackers are using increasingly sophisticated attacks to expose holes in an organization’s infrastructure,”said Bobby Gupta, Managing Director for International Business at Virsec.“These attacks affect all industries from critical infrastructure, government and defense, to financial services, healthcare, telecom, retail, and more. Our philosophy is simple – rather than eternally chasing elusive threats, we need to eliminate the guesswork in cybersecurity and stop attacks at the application, in real-time.” 

Forsan Central Mall to open next year in the heart of Khalifa City

A new Mall in the heart of Khalifa City

Line Investments & Property LLC, the shopping mall development and management arm of Lulu Group International, introduces Forsan Central Mall as an all-in-one shopping, dining and entertainment destination set to open in August 2020.

Designed around the concept of a bamboo forest with a restful ‘garden in the city’ ambience, the Mall is located strategically in central part/area Khalifa city.

Mr. Wajeb Al Khoury, Director of Line Investments and Property LLC said, “Forsan Central Mall’s strategic location in the heart of Khalifa city , nature inspired ambience, extensive retail offering, unique dining concepts, iconic experiences at the family entertainment centre and the state-of-the-art cinema will keep residents and visitors engaged and entertained all year round and offer every convenience at the doorstep.”

Forsan CentralMall offers a state-of-the-art Lulu Hypermarket with a brand-new design concept, trendy fashion retailers, electronics shops, bookstores, school supplies, home decor stores as well as retailers for perfumes, cosmetics and personal care in a three level one stop destination mall. A nine-screen cinema offers cinemagoers the ultimate movie experience in state-of-the-art theatres or have the option to enjoy an interactive family entertainment centre.

There will be cafés and a wide choice of diverse global cuisines and specialties including Indian, Arabic, gourmet burgers, vegan, seafood, popular brands and themed restaurants, juice bars, gourmet food vendors and ice cream outlets. The experiential dining options in the highly atmospheric indoor garden will in itself be calming and relaxing. On the first floor, a number of international restaurants and Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) cater to those regular to the mall and crave variety.

Services at Forsan Central Mall include banks and financial services, beauty salons and spa, telecommunications services, laundry services and tailors. The Mall has 1,258 parking spaces across two levels.

Forsan Central Mall is 70% completedand is scheduled for handover to tenants for fit out in January 2020. With a GLA of 43,114 sqm, there will be 89 retail stores, 22 Food & Beverages Outlets and an entertainment area spanning 3,123 sqm.

The nature inspired Forsan Central Mall will soon be a second home to nearly 30,000 families in the primary and secondary catchment area within the residential neighbourhoods of Al Raha Gardens, the gated communities of Rayyana, Golf Gardens and Sas Al Nakhil Village, among others, and the Emirati community of Al Watani and Masdar.

Experience unique fun zones at Orange Wheels Al Raha Mall

Unique indoor edutainment centre features various fun zones for kids

 Orange Wheels, a dynamic one-stop educational and entertainment centre is now open in Al Raha Mall, Abu Dhabi featuring various fun zones with play structures, toddler village, O-Town role play area, gym, party pods, arts and crafts studio, organic café, Orange salon and retail space.

Mr. SadiqAfridi, Mall Manager at Al Raha Mall said, “We are delighted to welcome Orange Wheels as an innovative indoor play area that provides world-class edutainment experiences for the young and young-at-heart. Our visitors come from as far as Ghantoot, Khalifa City, Sas Al Nakhil and Reef Islandand will enjoy the range of classes and workshops at Orange Wheels to keep the young ones engaged and entertained,” continued Sadiq.

As an anchor entertainment tenant, Orange Wheels attracts families to the mall which helps benefit other retail and F&B outlets in the mall.

Shifa Yusuff Ali, Founder of Ideacrate said, “We have designed a dynamic creative space at Orange Wheels where children can move freely and play in a comfortable and relaxing space to enhance their physical growth and mental development. Our venue is popular amongst families for themed and fun based activities like arts and crafts, face painting, balloon bending, and much more.”

Orange Wheels is a subsidiary of IdeaCrate Edutainment Company, which is owned by the Lulu Group.

Other Al Raha Mall outlets include, Lulu Express Supermarket, Brands4U, Dubai Library, Borders bookshop, Al Raha Cinema, Sparky’s, Damas Jewellery, Aster Optical, Tag World, Orlando Sports, ELC, Nayomi, H collection. Services include Etisalat, Du, Al Ansari Exchange, Jumassan Salon, Young Musician, Photo studio, ATM’s and Green Land Flowers. Food lovers can enjoy Caesar’s Restaurant & Confectionery, Tche Tche Boulevard Restaurant, Subway, Papa Murphy’s, Charley’s, Burger Hut, Soulful Restaurant, Samurai Japanese Restaurant, Sapori Veri Restaurant. Coffee connoisseurs can head to Fresh Bakes Café, Bonjour Bonsoir Café and Gloria Jeans.