Qualys and Ixtel deliver cloud IT security in UAE

New partnership aims to combat possible cyber-security threats organisations face with cloud solutions

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Qualys and Ixtel deliver cloud IT security in UAE Hadi Jaafarawi, managing director at Qualys Middle East said Qualys and Ixtel have the ability strengthen organisations’ cyber-security strategies
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  February 9, 2016

Qualys has announced its partnership with Ixtel to offer GCC organisations its cloud platform embedded with security solutions in the UAE.

IT service provider in the MEA region, Ixtel, offers services from setting IT strategy, IT consultancy, system integration and outsourcing IT business function. However the partnership with Qualys enables Ixtel to expand its service to include cloud security, vulnerability management and compliance cloud solutions.

Both their mission is to assist organisations to understand potential IT security threats and assist them to mitigate those risks.

Hadi Jaafarawi, managing director at Qualys Middle East said: "By integrating Qualys' portfolio of cloud security solutions to Ixtel's services, customers are able to view their network the way hackers do and solve any vulnerabilities that may be on their IT infrastructure, minimizing the risk a potential breach."

"To keep up with current business demands, organisations are looking for ways to monitor IT infrastructure and web properties and use this information to stay ahead of hackers and cyber criminals," said Mehdi Quraishi, managing director and CEO of Ixtel. "The partnership with Qualys is a strong testament to a growing need for security against an ever-changing landscape of potential threats and the drive towards protecting organizations most valuable IT assets."

According to Jaafarawi, cloud-based solutions are now a trend, and concerns over security are shifting. He said: "The security concerns of cloud-based solutions are not as common as they used to be. Businesses are realising that the cloud trend is only growing and not planning to go away anytime soon. Therefore, CIO's need to look at how updated their security software is and if it also covers cloud-based solutions."

He added: "Our relationship with Ixtel helps us to strengthen and grow the Qualys' business in the UAE. Ixtel is well-known for its exceptional expertise in IT, outstanding customer service and wide customer base in a number of industries, including oil & gas and government security, which provides Qualys and Ixtel the ability to help these customers strengthen their cyber defences against attacks."

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