Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Qualys, a leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, have announced an agreement to deliver a regionally hosted, cloud-based security and compliance platform.
STC Solutions will integrate and deliver the Qualys Private Cloud Platform and its suite of cloud apps from its data centre in Riyadh to expand its managed security services offer.
The arrangement enables STC to provide its customers with the ability of ensuring that all their security and compliance data stays within Saudi Arabia, which aligns with government regulations developed to safeguard residents and enterprises.
“Through this partnership, we’re able to strengthen our existing portfolio of robust managed services with cybersecurity that is built-in, as opposed to bolted-on as an afterthought,” said Fahad Aljutaily, VP of Cybersecurity at STC Solutions.
“We can also simultaneously meet our goal of delivering superior value for customers, which is of paramount importance for our business. Given that Qualys is a market leader in this space, we remain confident that our operations are on track to proactively mitigate potential threats, achieve greater agility, cost savings and better business outcomes.”