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Smartworld partners with CIEL/GlobalSign

Smartworld will offer CIEL/GlobalSign range of authentication, certification and encryption to customers

Smartworld partners with CIEL/GlobalSign
(l-r) Abdulqader Obaid Ali of SmartWorld and Dr Salah Rustum of CIEL.

Smartworld has signed a partnership with CIEL/GlobalSign to offer solutions for secure communications and transactions to its customers.

The systems integrator, a JV between Etisalat and Dubai South, will offer CIEL/GlobalSign's range of digital certificates, scalable encryption, authentication, identity management services to help customers to meet the needs of the digital economy.

CIEL/GlobalSign solutions will help Smartworld's clients conduct SSL secured transactions, data transfer, distribution of tamper-proof code, protection of online identities for secure email and access control to manage millions of verified digital identities and automate authentication and encryption.

Through this partnership Smartworld's customers around the UAE will be able to protect environments, reduce management cost, and secure mission critical work-flows and services. The identity and security services are delivered via a Web Trust audited robust infrastructure with global data centers, redundancy, high availability, world-class instrumentation protecting the network, and massive scalability demanded by the emerging $14.4 trillion IoE market.

According to a Kroll Business Intelligence and Investigations study, more than 60 per cent of business frauds were internal. Experts emphasize on the need for better analysis and strong risk and fraud prevention mechanisms in place for companies.

Abdulqader Obaid Ali, CEO of Smartworld said: "Information technology theft continues to be a major threat to businesses and can add huge costs to the company. We are honored to partner with CIEL/GlobalSign, the leader in identity services, which will enable us as a systems integrator to deploy a full array of online security and web access management solutions for our customers."

Dr Salah Rustum, President of CIEL, said that the collaboration will customers help to preserve the integrity of doing business on the Internet.

Fadi Sidani, the Managing Partner of Governance Dynamics commented: "This is a great step towards Data and Communication Security and is a critical pillar of better Governance for Smart Cities and Organizations and all their stakeholders."

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