du, an integrated telecommunications service provider in the UAE recently signed a partnership agreement with Qualys (News - Alert), Inc., a provider of cloud security and compliance solutions, in order to offer vulnerability and compliance management services to businesses in the UAE.
As per this partnership, du will manage the QualysGuard suite of IT security and compliance solutions, including vulnerability management, Web application scanning, PCI (News - Alert) compliance and policy compliance solutions.
"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, in a statement. "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 line with this agreement, customers of du will now be able to benefit from the performance, security and scalability of the QualysGuard Cloud Platform that will be hosted and managed by du at its data center in Dubai.They will also be able to secure and protect their IT assets and Web applications from cyber attacks in addition to automating compliance.
Walid Kamal, senior vice president, Technology Security, Risk and Fraud Management, du, added, "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."
In related news, du has revealed that it is now delivering extremely secure, high speed 4G long term evolution mobile data services to its customers. This will enable them to access a next generation platform while dramatically increasing efficiency.
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