Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi Cloud Computing Company (SCCC) Alibaba Cloud to protect the enterprises of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from the evolving threat landscape and to promote the localization of cybersecurity solutions in Saudi Arabia.
The agreement was signed by SCCC Alibaba Cloud’s Chief Executive Officer, Eng.Talal Albakr, and Trend Micro’s Area Vice President and Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa, Dr. Moataz Bin Ali, in the presence of His Excellency Haytham Alohali, Vice Minister, Ministry of Communications, and Information Technology.
Under the new partnership, SCCC Alibaba Cloud and Trend Micro will collaborate to provide cutting-edge solutions that benefit the customers of both companies. Together, they will share cybersecurity best practices, insights and explore opportunities for hosting Trend Micro’s innovative data lake in Saudi Arabia.
“SCCC Alibaba Cloud is committed to enhancing collaborations with partners in various markets to provide tailor-made cloud solutions that will empower businesses across industries and help them to thrive in the digital age. 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.”
The data lake will allow Trend Micro and its partners to offer advanced threat defense solutions from inside Saudi Arabia. Both entities will also join forces on the localization of cybersecurity solutions and practices across the kingdom.
“Trend Micro is committed to protecting the digital transformation journeys of Saudi Arabia’s enterprises and communities. 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. Bin Ali.