From 1 to 3 April, Thales will be at the International Security & National Resilience (ISNR) exhibition in Abu Dhabi, presenting its full range of security solutions for government agencies and homeland security forces. Since 1978, Thales has built up a strong presence in the United Arab Emirates, where it is recognised as a trusted partner.
With a presence in 56 countries, Thales offers its customers unique experience in the field of security and unparalleled expertise in the integration of large‐scale, complex systems.
Thales's objective is to ‘simplify complexity’, empowering strategic decision-makers by delivering clear, timely and operationally relevant information about their environment.
Matching current trends in homeland security in the Middle East, particularly in the United Arab Emirates, Thales will be showcasing two major areas of activity at ISNR 2014:
Protection of critical infrastructure and sensitive sites (government, industry and public)
Critical infrastructure operators, administrations, financial institutions, innovative industries and research institutes are all highly dependent on their IT systems and are therefore more vulnerable to new types of cyberthreats.
As a key player in security and defence to protect national sovereignty, Thales is presenting cybersecurity, resilience and security solutions that enhance operational efficiency and business continuity for all types of organisations.
CYBELS is an excellent illustration of Thales’s extensive expertise in this domain. The CYBELS family of solutions will be on show with a dynamic demonstration of Thales's ability to prevent, detect, analyse and respond to cyberattacks. With CYBELS, operators have the information they need to take the best decisions and deploy the most appropriate response at all times.
Thales is actively developing collaborations with local industry. A good example of this is the recent partnership between Injazat and Thales who are working together to provide innovative cybersecurity services to enterprise customers in the United Arab Emirates. Thales’s cybersecurity offering is also featured on the Injazat/Mubadala stand (A4).
> More about Thales’s CYBELS offering
The NEXIUM View solution shows how a synoptic picture combining data about cybersecurity, applications and network status can help operators improve the performance and availability of critical services.
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Alongside these IT security solutions, Thales offers operators of critical sites, such as oil refineries or airports, end-to-end expertise from concept of operations to integrated safety and security systems.
Thales’s credentials include prestigious references for security solutions protecting energy facilities for Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia), Gazprom (Russia), Sonatrach (Algeria) and more recently the West Qurna-2 oil field in Iraq.
At Dubai International Airport, Thales has supplied an ultra-modern communication and security solution that ensures the highest levels of safety and security for operators and passengers.
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Protecting cities and governments: Security of citizens and critical mission communications
The fast-evolving urban landscape is generating new needs and new expectations from governments and local authorities. With persistent geopolitical instability, new threats and more frequent natural disasters, the ability to anticipate and to respond to crisis situations is becoming crucial. Providing security assurances for citizens, cities and states is a central concern today.
From urban security to the highest level of national security, Thales provides command & control and decision-support solutions for supervision and control of day-to-day operations as well as full-blown crisis situations.
Thales was selected to provide a comprehensive security solution for Mexico City — the world’s third-largest metropolitan area with 22 million inhabitants — providing command, control and emergency management capabilities for the most ambitious urban security system in the world.
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Thales’s capabilities in professional mobile radio (based on LTE technology), intelligent video and CBRN risk detection ensures that relevant information is transmitted quickly to support decision-makers.
Based on its pioneering LTE PMR technology, Thales has developed the resilient and secure NEXIUM Wireless solution for mission-critical applications. Thirty countries have already placed their trust in Thales's PMR solutions for public security, transport, airports, industrial and oil facilities.
> More about Thales’s NEXIUM Wireless offering and its new LTE professional mobile radio solution
FOCUS: CRISIS MANAGEMENT
For the first time in the Middle East: a deployable system for managing large‐scale events and crises
At ISNR 2014, Thales is showcasing its new large-scale event and crisis management system for the first time in the Middle East. Designed for civil defence and security forces, this solution is specifically designed to ensure more effective collaboration between deployed units and command centres.
Renault Trucks Defense and Thales have partnered to develop the mobile component of this system, a new integrated command post for the MIDS tactical command vehicle. This mobile solution offers operators inside the vehicle a full picture of the situation on the ground and enhances decision-making through multi-agency coordination and collaboration tools.
> More about Thales’s new large-scale event and crisis management system
> More about the new integrated mobile command post developed jointly by Thales and Renault Trucks Defense
Find out more about Thales’s security solutions on stand 3230
 LTE (Long Term Evolution) or 4G is the latest generation of standards for mobile telephony
 Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear
About Thales in the United Arab Emirates
Thales has been active in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for more than 35 years, and with 350 people based in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the UAE is the cornerstone of the Group's presence in the Middle East. Serving both civil and military markets, Thales is a leading industry partner on major projects like the Dubai metro and the control tower at Abu Dhabi international airport, a long-standing supplier to Al Yah Satellite Communications Company and a trusted provider of systems and services to the UAE defence community.