Dubai: Azizi Developments, a leading private developer in the UAE, has announced the completion of its migration to open-source SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) solutions, developing its cybersecurity and IT infrastructure with Elastic. This announcement comes in light of Azizi Developments’ new digital strategy which focuses on enhancing customer experiences.

The inexpensive open-source solution has already allowed Azizi to save 90% of its usual cybersecurity and IT network domain expenses. Most importantly, the selected open-source software satisfies Azizi's stringent SARSMUPI (Security, Agility, Reliability, Scalability, Mistake-proofing, User-friendliness, Performance, Investment) perspectives of software acquisition – crucial to the developer’s IT transformation journey.

Dr. Syed Mahsud Ali, Chief Information Officer at Azizi Developments, said: “After the deployment of our new open-source tools, we observed a solid fall in the Mean Time to Detect or Discover (MTTD) and Mean Time to Response (MTTR), for example. MTTD has decreased by over 22% in just the first day of post-implementation, with us anticipating further drops in the coming days. Similarly, MTTR has also decreased by 17% due to in-depth threat investigation and the automation engine. Such seemingly minor improvements are of unspeakable value to organisations who take protecting their data, including their customers’, serious.

“Moreover, we are seeing a substantial uptick in turnaround times as a result of this implementation – not only do these innovative tools help us and our customers save on expenses, effectively increasing ROIs, but they also result in us becoming a much more technologically efficient organisation. We are now able to allocate our time and efforts to areas that are of more value – technological advancements that are far more beneficial to our valued investors”, he added.

Azizi’s transformational programme consists of six projects, including cloud infrastructure, cybersecurity enhancements, information risk assessments, network operation centre scalability, and robotic process automation. It was designed to enhance the overall performance of the organisation while mitigating the risks involved for a better performing year.

About Azizi Developments

Azizi Developments is a leading developer based in Dubai, UAE. With thousands of homes successfully delivered to local and international investors and end users of over 100 nationalities, the developer prides itself on its extensive portfolio of modern luxury developments across Dubai’s most sought-after residential destinations, its construction-driven approach, and its commitment to transparency and customer centricity. Azizi’s residential and commercial properties are investor friendly, catering to all lifestyles. The developer makes it its international mission to develop lifestyles and enrich the lives of its residents with a focus on catalysing the vision and development of the markets that it operates in.

Azizi currently has approximately 100 ongoing projects that are to be delivered between 2020 and 2023, and an additional 100+ projects in planning, worth several billion US dollars, that are projected to be delivered between 2023 and 2025. The company has a strong track record and sizeable project pipeline through its extensive land bank and strategic partnerships with Dubai’s key master developers and is instrumental in developing world-class properties in MBR City, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Healthcare City, Al Furjan, Studio City, Sports City and Downtown Jebel Ali.

For further information about Azizi Developments, please contact:
Tizian H. G. Raab
Head of Public Relations and Communications, CEO’s Office

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