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Trend Micro, Mobily join forces to accelerate cybersecurity resilience in Saudi Arabia

November 26, 2023

Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, announced on Sunday the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mobily, the leading telecommunications operator in Saudi Arabia, in a strategic move that underscores their commitment to reinforcing cybersecurity in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The announcement was made at Black Hat MEA, the largest infosec event in the region in the presence of Dr. Moataz Bin Ali, Regional Vice President and Managing Director, MMEA, Trend Micro, Rasheed Al Odah, Managing Director, KSA, South UAE, Bahrain and Levant, and MEA Service Director at Trend Micro and Eng. Majed A. Alotaibi, Chief Business Officer at Mobily and Eng. Muhammad Al-Badrani, VP Digital & ICT solutions at Mobily. Through this partnership, Trend Micro will deliver advanced security solutions utilizing Mobily's modern datacentre infrastructure, guaranteeing strong data protection and security for Mobily's clientele. Furthermore, the company will present customized cloud security solutions, specifically designed to cater to the distinct needs of Mobily's business customers, providing a thorough cybersecurity structure for safeguarding cloud-based operations.

"As a leading telecommunications operator, Mobily is dedicated to ensuring the highest level of security and reliability for our valued customers. This partnership with Trend Micro represents our commitment to enabling businesses to flourish in the digital realm while staying safeguarded against evolving cyber threats,” said Eng. Majed A. Alotaibi, Chief Business Officer at Mobily. “We see this collaboration as a pivotal step in strengthening our security infrastructure and enhancing our customers' digital journeys, bringing them closer to what truly matters in today's interconnected world."

In its H1 2023 Midyear cybersecurity report, "Stepping Ahead of Risks," Trend Micro revealed that its solutions neutralized more than 54 million threats blocked in Saudi Arabia alone during the first half of the year. The report breaks these numbers down into categories including 22 million email threats, 5 million URL threats, 14 million malware threats, and upwards of 190,000 Smart Home Network (SHN) events, among others. The data from the report highlights the pressing need for a robust cybersecurity framework to ensure the sustained success of enterprises within Saudi Arabia in the face of evolving digital threats.

"This partnership with Mobily is not just a collaboration; it's a transformative leap forward in our mission to fortify the security landscape in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. By hosting advanced security solutions on Mobily's datacentre and delivering tailored cloud security, we are not only providing cutting-edge technology but also empowering businesses with the essential tools they need to not only survive but thrive in the dynamic and challenging digital age,” Dr. Moataz Bin Ali, Regional Vice President and Managing Director, MMEA, Trend Micro. “This partnership heralds a new era of cybersecurity resilience, and we are committed to making this digital transformation a secure and confident journey for all our customers."

This collaboration will enable both companies to enter new markets and expand their customer base, resulting in increased sales, broader market share, and notable business growth for both entities.


November 26, 2023
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