du Partners with Qualys to Deliver Cloud-Based Vulnerability Management and Policy Compliance Solutions in the United Arab Emirates
QualysGuard Cloud Platform Hosted at du Provides Customers with Integrated Suite of IT Security and Compliance Solutions to Secure and Protect their IT Infrastructures
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - December 19, 2012 – The Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, du (DFM: du) and Qualys, Inc. (Nasdaq: QLYS), a leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions, have announced an agreement to deliver vulnerability and compliance management services to businesses in the UAE.
The partnership was announced at a ceremony held at du’s head offices in Dubai Media City, and attended by Walid Kamal, senior vice president, Technology Security, Risk and Fraud Management, du, Amer Deeba, chief marketing officer, Qualys, and Hadi Jaafarawi, managing director - Middle East, Qualys. Senior management representatives from both organisations were also present.
Under this agreement, du will manage and deliver, through the du cloud, the QualysGuard suite of IT security and compliance solutions, which includes vulnerability management, web application scanning, PCI compliance and policy compliance solutions. Thanks to this partnership, du’s customers can now benefit from the performance, security and scalability of the QualysGuard Cloud Platform hosted and managed by du at its datacenter in Dubai. This will allow them to secure and protect their IT assets and web applications from cyber attacks and automate compliance.
Walid Kamal, senior vice president, Technology Security, Risk and Fraud Management, du said, “Our agreement with Qualys is a great addition to our portfolio of managed security services. It will enable us to offer our managed services to customers and, best of all, present them with comprehensive security and compliance solutions from an industry-leading provider committed to innovation and global reach.”
“We are honored that du has chosen the QualysGuard Cloud Platform to deliver managed security services to its customers,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO, Qualys. “du has built an impressive security team and we look forward to working with them to provide comprehensive and cost-effective IT security and compliance solutions in the UAE.”
In addition, du will deploy the QualysGuard suite of solutions to audit and secure its IT infrastructure and further automate its compliance programs.
About QualysGuard Cloud Platform
The QualysGuard Cloud Platform and its integrated suite of security and compliance solutions helps provide organizations of all sizes with a global view of their security and compliance posture, while reducing their total cost of ownership. The QualysGuard Cloud Suite – which includes Vulnerability Management, Web Application Scanning, Malware Detection Service, Policy Compliance, PCI Compliance and Qualys SECURE Seal – enables customers to identify their IT assets, collect and analyze large amounts of IT security data, discover and prioritize vulnerabilities and malware, recommend remediation actions and verify the implementation of such actions.
Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions with over 6,000 customers in more than 100 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. The QualysGuard Cloud Platform and integrated suite of solutions helps organizations simplify security operations and lower the cost of compliance by delivering critical security intelligence on demand and automating the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT systems and web applications. Founded in 1999, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations worldwide. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).
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