Du and Qualys to deliver Security-as-a-Service

QualysGuard vulnerability/compliance platform to be hosted at Dubai telco’s data centre

Tags: Cloud computingEmirates Integrated Telecommunications Company Qualys Inc (www.qualys.com/)United Arab Emirates
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Du and Qualys to deliver Security-as-a-Service Facilities offered by the platform include vulnerability management, Web application scanning, PCI compliance and policy compliance.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  December 18, 2012

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du) and cloud security and compliance specialist Qualys Inc have announced an agreement to deliver vulnerability and compliance management services to businesses in the UAE through a hosted platform service at du's Dubai data centre.

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.

Under the agreement, du will manage and deliver, through the du cloud, the QualysGuard suite of IT security and compliance solutions, which include 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," said du.

"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 programmes.

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