Saudi Telecom Company – Solutions (STCS), a subsidiary of Saudi Telecom Company (STC), and Trend Micro, a global provider of cybersecurity solutions, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the recently held Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Under the MoU, STCS will now work with Trend Micro as the latter’s Managed Services Provider Partner in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait. The agreement will allow STCS to utilise the security vendor’s products as part of its Cloud Offering. This will also enable STCS to provide its customers all relevant Trend Micro products and the accompanying services that come with each of these products. Services such as implementation and first level support will also be carried out through STCS.
The agreement will see STCS strengthening its position as among the region’s leading organisations enabling digital transformation in support of government and private sector goals. Furthermore, STCS will gain access to Trend Micro’s customer base and be able to offer them its specialised services.
“Our strength is in the huge collective experience and knowledge gained in providing integrated communications services across our market base. By collaborating with a global cybersecurity leader like Trend Micro, our customers are assured of next-generation ICT security and pioneering digital defence solutions. Equally important is that STCS gains insight from a wider and deeper pool of experts, therefore allowing us in the organisation to expand further the expertise we’ve developed through the years,” commented Mr. Fahad AlJutaily, Vice President, Cybersecurity Services at STCS.
“STCS is offering state-of-the-art Cloud services and by having Trend Micro as part of this offering, we are even more confident of achieving top-level customer satisfaction, which in the end will translate to a successful realisation of a true cloud secured service offering,” Mr. Fahad AlJutaily added.
Trend Micro is keen to gain access to STCS customers, among them government ministries and strategic companies. This cooperation will also boost the company’s local capabilities to offer Managed Services Provider as part of license acquisitions.
“The region’s shift towards digital transformation is an important step towards a transformative, sustainable growth,” said Dr. Moataz bin Ali, VP for Trend Micro Middle East and North Africa. “We are delighted to work with STCS, to bring significant value for KSA, Bahrain and Kuwait society and help both the public and private sectors increase their resilience against cyber-attacks and keep a wider security conversation going,” Dr. Moataz bin Ali concluded.