Gulf Business Machines (GBM) has entered into a three-year partnership agreement with Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) to implement the GBM Shield cybersecurity platform within ABK’s operations. ABK is one of the first customers in Kuwait to adopt GBM Shield, GBM’s most comprehensive cybersecurity offering to date. This move is a significant step toward enhancing cyber resilience. Through GBM Shield, ABK will have access to GBM’s extensive experience and local know-how, as well as its team of security professionals available 24/7.
ABK is embracing the power of automation and machine learning to build its defenses against the ever-growing complexity of cyber threats. By partnering with GBM and adopting GBM Shield, ABK can save time and money and focus on developing long-term strategies that work for the organization. Wassim Seliman, General Manager of GBM Kuwait, said that the banking sector in Kuwait has seen unprecedented growth over the last few years and with this growth comes substantial security challenges for financial institutions.
ABK operates with cybersecurity threat and risk prevention in mind, providing simpler and intuitive banking customer experiences with built-in cybersecurity controls that enable safe and secure banking business. In recent years, ABK has been listed as one of the top 10 safest banks in the Middle East by Global Finance.