December 16th Islamabad ; December 18th Karachi
Information Systems Security is a topic which always attract attention of customers and there is a dire need to impart awareness and education on an ongoing basis in this important area. Microsoft Pakistan organized back to back events in Islamabad and Karachi with a theme of “Security Infrastructure Optimization – Building a Trustworthy IT Infrastructure”.
The objective of these half day events was to highlight key challenges and concepts about building trustworthy systems and in the same context promote key Microsoft products. The event started with presentation on Defense in Depth followed by product presentations (and live demos) on Windows Server 2008, Network Access Protection (NAP), Windows Vista, and Forefront Security Suite. The speakers highlighted the importance of an optimized infrastructure in order to achieve the desired objectives of any security initiatives.
Islamabad – audience
Fariha Tahir Shah, Zahra Haider Khan, Taimur Mughal & Fareed Khan
The two events held separately at Islamabad Serena Hotel and Karachi Sheraton Hotel on 16th & 18 December respectively.
Both events attracted good audience who appreciated Microsoft efforts to generate awareness on this important topic and they showed interest in Microsoft Security Products especially Windows Server 2008 NAP and Forefront Security. In all an astounding figure of 100 people and 115 individuals turned up at the event to make it a resounding success. Post-event comments and feedback also highlighted the audience interest in evaluating Microsoft products to improve security in their organizations.
Karachi – audience
Malik Imran in discussion with attendees
The attendees who represented various EPG & SMS&P customers from Karachi and Islamabad including the CIOs, Network and IT Managers and Government representatives were warm and candid in expressing their queries and concerns regarding the threats and to discuss how Microsoft could help them in optimizing their security infrastructure.
Amongst the speakers were; Zafar Ul Islam, Account Technology Specialist, Microsoft Pakistan; Salma Nisar, Technical Account Manager, Microsoft Enterprise Services; and Fareed Mohammed Khan, Engagement Manager, Microsoft Enterprise Services, who were assisted in the demonstrations by partners Kalsoft (Pvt.) Limited & Expert Systems (Pvt.) Limited.
Fareed M. Khan presenting at the event
Zafar Ul Islam presenting at the event
Salma Nisar presenting at the event
The events ended on a positive note and participants were handed out Evaluation CDs of Microsoft Forefront Security software to help them evaluate it in their organization.
Many attendees expressed their desire to evaluate Forefront Security and requested Microsoft to follow-up with them to evaluate it as soon as possible.