Trend Micro and Mobily Join Forces to Strengthen Cybersecurity in Saudi Arabia

In a significant move to bolster cybersecurity efforts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a renowned global leader in cybersecurity solutions, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mobily, the leading telecommunications operator in the country. The partnership was officially unveiled at Black Hat MEA, the largest information security event in the region, attended by key representatives from both organizations. The collaboration aims to enhance data protection and cybersecurity for Mobily’s clients while offering tailored cloud security solutions to safeguard the digital operations of businesses in Saudi Arabia.

Reinforcing Cybersecurity in Saudi Arabia

At the Black Hat MEA event, attended by 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, along with Eng. Majed A. Alotaibi, Chief Business Officer at Mobily, and Eng. Muhammad Al-Badrani, VP Digital & ICT solutions at Mobily, the collaborative effort was emphasized. Trend Micro, through this partnership, will leverage Mobily’s modern datacentre infrastructure to deliver advanced security solutions, ensuring robust data protection for Mobily’s customer base.

Moreover, Trend Micro will offer customized cloud security solutions tailored to meet the specific requirements of Mobily’s corporate clients, thereby establishing a comprehensive cybersecurity framework to protect cloud-based operations.

Eng. Majed A. Alotaibi, Chief Business Officer at Mobily, stated, “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. 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.”

The Urgent Need for Cybersecurity

Trend Micro’s H1 2023 Midyear cybersecurity report, titled “Stepping Ahead of Risks,” sheds light on the critical role cybersecurity plays in Saudi Arabia. The report reveals that Trend Micro’s solutions successfully neutralized over 54 million threats in Saudi Arabia during the first half of the year. These threats include 22 million email threats, 5 million URL threats, 14 million malware threats, and more than 190,000 Smart Home Network (SHN) events, underscoring the pressing need for a robust cybersecurity framework to protect enterprises in the face of evolving digital threats.

A Transformative Leap in Cybersecurity

Dr. Moataz Bin Ali, Regional Vice President and Managing Director, MMEA, Trend Micro, emphasized the transformative nature of this partnership, stating, “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. 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.”

Unlocking New Opportunities

This strategic collaboration between Trend Micro and Mobily is poised to unlock new opportunities for both companies. It enables them to venture into untapped markets, expand their customer base, and anticipate notable business growth, driven by increased sales and a broader market share. As the digital landscape continues to evolve, this partnership stands as a testament to their joint commitment to fortify cybersecurity in Saudi Arabia, safeguarding the interests of businesses and individuals alike.

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