TETCO, Trend Micro sign MOU to boost digital security solutions in Saudi schools

April 22, 2019

TETCO, the technological arm of the Saudi Ministry of Education, and Trend Micro, the global leader in cybersecurity solutions, have signed a breakthrough MOU at GESS 2019, in Dubai.

As per the MOU, TETCO, the main Education System Integrator will now work with Trend Micro to unify security across all universities and school within the Kingdom.

Tatweer for Educational Technologies (TETCO) is a Limited Liability Saudi Company and is one of the Tatweer holding owned by the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), and was registered at the Ministry of commerce and Investment in the year 2016.

TETCO is the technological arm of the Saudi Ministry of Education, offering high quality education and communication digital and technology solutions to the public and private sector. TETCO aims at enhancing the Saudi education sector utilizing technology and digital transformation to keep pace with the local and international growth. TETCO also stated that it has the autonomous authority to achieve its ambitious goals.

As part of the MOU, TETCO will not only have access to all Trend Micro’s industry leading security solutions, but unprecedented support of security experts, advice, and commercial experience as well.

“Keeping the education sector safe from cyberattacks is a top priority for us. We must protect our intellectual data, so that our students can benefit from it, and be competitive in a global level,” said Dr. Yousef Al-Ohali, CEO, TETCO. With the education sector continuing to embrace digital transformation, we understand the threats that come with such conversion. This MOU helps us to work with an industry leader like Trend Micro, leveraging on their proven products and solutions to remain safe from everyday threats,” added Dr. Al-Ohali

Trend Micro is keen to gain access, and provide security solutions to other entities within the education sector as well. This MOU will allow for a close working relation with TETCO, helping to keep education safe in Saudi Arabia.

“With the increased strategic relation between Trend Micro, MOE and TETCO, the education sector will see significant benefits,” said Rasheed Alodah, Sales Director, Strategic Business, Trend Micro. “Working with TETCO, we can now make sure that all educational institutions have the latest security solutions, that offer unmatched levels of protection against known, and unknown threats,” he added. — SG

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