OAB Receives Customer Excellence Award for Outstanding Security Practices

Muscat, September 12, 2018: Oman Arab Bank (OAB) was recently presented with the Customer Excellence Award for Outstanding Security Practices. The ceremony organised by the Bank, saw Trend Micro representatives handing out the award and certificates at the OAB Head Office.

Commenting on this honour, Ghulam Basheer, Head of the IT Security Department at OAB said, “Being a financial institution, security has always been our top priority. Businesses are subjected to all kinds of security threats and vandalism. Therefore, information which is considered to be the ‘life blood’ of businesses require extensive protection. Our partner, Trend Micro, are the leaders in the security domain and we have had the pleasure of teaming up as a strategic partner in this journey.”

OAB’s partnership with Trend Micro for a cyber-security solution with its innovative and modern technology offers simple, and highly secure facilities and is governed by a set of internationally renowned safety standards for the transmission of data.

The Customer Excellence Award for Outstanding Security Practices recognises companies that are have shown prowess at handling classified information with integrity, discretion and proven reliability, while also signifying outstanding achievement in matters related exclusively to the organisation’s security protocols.

Fabio Picoli, Trend Micro Country Manager notes, “Information has currently become the most strategic asset, representing competitive advantage and driving operational excellence. With the spread of several advances in the form of mobile, social, and cloud technologies, the protection of information has become even more challenging. OAB has strived to maintain an innovative outlook in safeguarding its customers’ information and on behalf of Trend Micro, I would like to congratulate them on this great achievement.”

Trend Micro, a global leader in security software and solutions, seeks to make the world secure for the exchange of digital information. Over the course of 25 years, it has been inspired to protect individuals, families, businesses, and governments as they seek to harness the potential of emerging technologies and new means of sharing information.

Oman Arab Bank is one of the first banks to be established in Oman, with a rich and proud history. Today, the bank operates a nationwide network of 65 branches and representative offices and 148 ATMs spread across the Sultanate. OAB provides the complete range of financial products and services for personal banking, corporate and investment clients.