Du launches cloud security offerings.
QualysGuard cloud-based Vulnerability Management, Security
Policy Compliance and Web Application Security Solutions will be hosted at du's
centre as the telco seeks to deliver its Security as a Service offering,
announced in December 2012 .
According to du, the platform encrypts all in-transit data using
standard 128-bit SSLv3, while each user's stored data are encrypted uniquely,
so that only the user who created the data can access it.
"The platform resides behind network-based, redundant,
highly-available firewalls and intrusion monitoring solutions," du said in an
"Each host runs a localised firewall on top of the customised,
hardened operating system, which is unique to the platform.
Du also said the platform's devices would be located in "physically
secure, dedicated, locked cabinets" protected by multiple-factor authentication
mechanisms, including biometrics controls.
"Our agreement with Qualys is a great addition to our
portfolio of managed security services," said Fahad Al Hassawi, chief
commercial officer, du.
"It will enable us to offer our managed services customers comprehensive
security and compliance solutions from an industry-leading provider that is
committed, through its cloud platform to innovation and global reach.
"Our customers can now benefit from the performance, security
and scalability of the QualysGuard Cloud Platform hosted at our data centre in Dubai and managed by dedicated
SOC personnel on a 24-7 basis, to secure and protect their IT assets and Web
applications from cyber-attacks and automate compliance."
"We are honored that du has chosen the QualysGuard Cloud
Platform to deliver managed security services to its customers," said Philippe
Courtot, chairman and CEO, Qualys. "Du has built an impressive security team
and we look forward to working with them to provide comprehensive and
cost-effective IT security and compliance solutions in the UAE."
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