GoDaddy introduces new cyber security offering

Jeddah: GoDaddy, the company that helps entrepreneurs thrive, has announced today the launch of its latest cyber security offering; a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Setup Service; a more cost-effective way to set up SSL certificates for entrepreneur and small businesses customers who have simple websites with limited budgets.The new security feature, part of GoDaddy’s security offering, including Website Security and a full range of SSL certificates, is a more economical option that will help keep a site safe and secure. Entrepreneurs and small business owners who do not need ongoing support, can benefit from this new service. The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Setup Service means GoDaddy experts only install configure and troubleshoot the SSL certificates. This new service can eliminate frustration and saving entrepreneurs time to allow them to create, manage and grow their business, or their clients’ online presence.Selina Bieber, Commercial Strategy Senior Director, International Markets at GoDaddy said, “GoDaddy are proud to evolve our offering to suit a range of customers. The SSL Setup Service is the latest addition to GoDaddy’s existing fully Managed SSL service, helping entrepreneurs and small business owners focus on their businesses by giving them all the tools they need to grow online,.”GoDaddy's 2021 Website Security Survey shed light on the security concerns faced by MENA customer websites, with over 50% of them necessitating enhanced security measures. Notably, the survey highlighted that MENA entrepreneurs' primary apprehensions revolved around the exposure of customer data and the potential loss of customer trust.To help ensure the safety and security of customers’ websites as well as that of their own end customers, the new security proposition is equipped with security features including redirect to https, update of all mixed content to ensure the padlock shows in browser address bars, sitemap update so that Google recognizes that the site is loading securely over https, WAF settings update if the site has a firewall to ensure full encryption. A benefit of having a secure website is that it, in turn, boosts Google® rankings, and is supported by GoDaddy experts 24/7.Purchasing an SSL is just the first step in protecting a site and the customer’s sensitive visitor information. The SSL also must be set up, requiring multiple steps and often a higher technical know-how to accomplish. This can create a frustrating experience for a small-to-medium sized business owner (SMB) or even busy website professionals (Pros). For a small fee, SMBs and Pros can have GoDaddy setup the SSL to make sure it is functioning as expected on their site.Furthermore, customers can always pay a web development professional to install and develop their website. The new proposition offers the competitive benefit to customers of ease and peace of mind of not having to manage a relationship with the professional.The new product also allows for installation and configuration management and mixed content update service which is not readily available in the market.

Nicky Dawson appointed to accelerate Arabian Gulf Business

Dubai: Arabian Gulf Business Insight (AGBI), a next-generation business news platform, today announced it has further strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Nicky Dawson, who will oversee the development of its commercial strategy framework in a consultancy role.Prior to joining AGBI, Dawson was Deputy Managing Director of ITP Middle East’s B2B team, managing more than 50 staff across 11 key business titles. She has more than two decades of experience in publishing, events and media with a focus on growing business operations.Dawson has worked across the MENA region since 2007 and has vast experience in scaling media businesses as well as launching new offerings. She has led on events such as ADIPEC and ISNR, has managed large portfolios of publishing brands – from PR Week to Construction Week and MEED – and has also launched industry-leading conferences.She is consulting with AGBI to help develop the commercial strategy framework, with a remit to help build out the operational teams.“I’m excited to be supporting the world-class editorial team at AGBI and will draw upon my extensive experience in the Gulf and beyond to help grow this important new source of regional business coverage,” Dawson said.James Drummond, Editor-in-Chief of AGBI, added: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Nicky to the team, and we are delighted to have one of the region’s most respected commercial leaders join us. Her wide-ranging expertise will be vital as we look to drive growth and increase our global reach.”Headquartered in London with a newsroom in Dubai, AGBI began publishing at last year as a focused resource for the local, regional and international business community and since its launch has grown rapidly, recording 100,000 users in April.Through deep-dive reporting and thoroughly researched insight, AGBI’s essential content provides expert analysis of the conversations and developments driving economic change in the region, adding a unique and original perspective on the factors shaping the commercial landscape.