Mobily and IBM partner for cloud security

Dedicated centre to provide cloud and managed security services
Khalid Al Kaf, CEO, Mobily, stressed the importance of cloud security for businesses in KSA.
Khalid Al Kaf, CEO, Mobily, stressed the importance of cloud security for businesses in KSA.

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IBM has opened a global security operations centre (SOC), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The centre, which is hosted in the data centre of Saudi Arabian operator, Mobily, is designed to support IBM’s existing alliance with the operator and provide businesses in the country with managed and cloud security services.

The new SOC will offer the highest level of protection and services to help companies manage emerging threats. The SOC will offer real-time analysis and early warning notification of security events. The SOC is self contained and logs and data do not leave the Kingdom, IBM and Mobily said in a statement.

The SOC will also benefit from IBM analysis of more than 15 billion security events each day from devices located in more than 140 countries.

“We are witnessing today increasing security threats globally from the adoption of new and existing technologies,” said Khalid Al Kaf, CEO, Mobily. “Because cyber security is important to the business sector in KSA, we are providing through the newly launched security operations center our customers in Saudi Arabia with the highest level of security for their data to help protect their company’s reputation and value.”

Takreem El Tohamy, general manager, IBM Middle East and Africa, said: “Companies and organisations today are faced with a constantly evolving threat landscape, with emerging technologies making it increasingly difficult to manage and secure confidential data. A security breach can impact brand reputation, shareholder value, and expose confidential information.”

This collaboration is part of a strategic five year agreement signed by Mobily and IBM in 2012 to provide IT solutions such as managed and cloud security services, for the business sector in KSA.
 

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