Gulf Air bolsters IT security solutions with HP

May 22, 2015 10:58 PM

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Manama: Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has engaged with Hewlett-Packard (HP) to evaluate the airline’s existing information security solutions and, as a result, has most recently implemented HP latest generation of Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) to bolster its Information Technology security and network data protection.

“Gulf Air is committed to partnering with technology leaders to ensure the highest level of information technology security for its passengers and workforce. This agreement will ensure that Gulf Air customers’ information is secure while maintaining an efficient and easy-to-use service that facilitates all their travel requirements,” Maher Salman Al Musallam, Gulf Air A/Chief Executive Officer, said.

“With HP TippingPoint Next-Generation IPS, Gulf Air is proactively securing and blocking malicious inbound and outbound traffic. We value HP’s role as an IT security industry leader and trust their commitment to always remaining abreast of industry developments in order to better help us adapt the most current and effective security measures – thereby securing our internal data and that of our passengers,” Commenting on the national carrier’s latest Information Technology development Dr. Jassim Haji, Gulf Air Director of Information Technology, said.

“We continue to lead the industry in threat intelligence and vulnerability research through the efforts of our HP TippingPoint DVLabs organization to address the most critical threats for our customers. We value our relationship with Gulf Air and their continued trust in us is a testament to the security effectiveness and reliability of our solutions,” Stefan Schmid, Director Southern Europe, Middle East & Africa, HP Enterprise Security Products, said.

To date, Gulf Air is one of few regional airlines to hold the global ISO certification for its information security management system and was the first airline in the region to be certified with Information Technology ISO certifications in the three areas of Quality Management, Service Management and Information Security Management Systems. The national carrier’s most recent IT achievements also include being the first organization in Bahrain to introduce Private Cloud Computing in its IT operations, further enhancing customer service for the airline’s passengers.


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