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Du launches cloud security offerings.

UAE telecoms operator du yesterday announced the addition of three new managed security services to its cloud portfolio, in partnership with Qualys.

QualysGuard cloud-based Vulnerability Management, Security

Policy Compliance and Web Application Security Solutions will be hosted at du's

Dubai data

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

emailed statement.

"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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