du Partners with Qualys to Deliver Cloud-Based Vulnerability Management and Policy Compliance Solutions in the United Arab Emirates

The Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, du (DFM: du) and Qualys, Inc. (Nasdaq: QLYS), a leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions, have announced an agreement to deliver vulnerability and compliance management services to businesses in the UAE.

The partnership was announced at a ceremony held at du’s head offices in Dubai Media City, and attended by Walid Kamal, senior vice president, Technology Security, Risk and Fraud Management, du, Amer Deeba, chief marketing officer, Qualys, and Hadi Jaafarawi, managing director- Middle East, Qualys. Senior management representatives from both organisations were also present.

Under this agreement, du will manage and deliver, through the du cloud, the QualysGuard suite of IT security and compliance solutions, which include vulnerability management, web application scanning, PCI compliance and policy compliance solutions. Thanks to this partnership, du’s customers can now benefit from the performance, security and scalability of the QualysGuard Cloud Platform hosted and managed by du at its datacenter in Dubai. This will allow them to secure and protect their IT assets and web applications from cyber attacks and automate compliance.

Walid Kamal, senior vice president, Technology Security, Risk and Fraud Management, du said, “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.”

“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. “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 addition, du will deploy the QualysGuard suite of solutions to audit and secure its IT infrastructure and further automate its compliance programs.