Trend Micro, a multinational cybersecurity software company, and Saudi Cloud Computing Company (SCCC) of Alibaba Cloud recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to protect the enterprises of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from the evolving threat landscape and to advance the localization of cybersecurity solutions in Saudi Arabia.
Eng. Talal Albakr, Chief Executive Officer of SCCC Alibaba Cloud, and Dr. Moataz Bin Ali, Area Vice President and Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa at Trend Micro, signed the agreement during a special ceremony at the opening of Trend Micro’s MEA headquarters in Riyadh. His Excellency Haytham Alohali, Vice Minister, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, was also present.
Together, SCCC Alibaba Cloud and Trend Micro will offer cutting-edge solutions for the benefit of their respective customers. They will discuss cybersecurity best practices and insights and look into potential Saudi Arabian hosting options for Trend Micro’s cutting-edge data lake.
The data lake will make it possible for Trend Micro and its partners to provide cutting-edge threat defense services from within Saudi Arabia. The two organizations will also collaborate on the localization of cybersecurity practices and solutions throughout the kingdom.
According to Eng. Talal Albakr, Chief Executive Officer, SCCC Alibaba Cloud, in order to offer customized cloud solutions that will empower companies across industries and help them prosper in the digital era, SCCC Alibaba Cloud is dedicated to strengthening partnerships with partners in a variety of industries.
“With the advent of technology and accelerated digital transformation, our partnership with Trend Micro will go a long way in supporting enterprises across Saudi Arabia in navigating the evolving threat landscape,” said Eng. Talal Albakr
Dr. Moataz Bin Ali, Area Vice President and Managing Director, Trend Micro, Middle East and Africa, said that the digital transformation journeys of Saudi Arabia’s businesses and communities are a priority for Trend Micro.
“Today we take another major step as we embark on a new journey of innovation and partnership with SCCC Alibaba Cloud. The threat actor is becoming more sophisticated by the moment, and we will do everything in our capacity to empower the kingdom’s organizations so that they can continue to thrive in the new digital era.” said Dr. Moataz Bin Ali.