Abu Dhabi – MENA Herald: Abu Dhabi Digital Media Establishment – Advance Digital and Etisalat entered a strategic partnership for the telco to provide the media company a complete ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS) solution with Managed eHosting, Managed Security and Application integration. It is the first-of-its-kind, one-stop solution service in the UAE.
The signing of the agreement was held during GITEX Technology Week 2015, which took place from 18-22 October in Dubai, in the presence of senior officials from Advance and Etisalat.
In view of an increased sophistication in cyber-attacks, a secured hosting facility for data is of paramount importance to enterprises. Etisalat’s SaaS solution for Advance caters to the company’s demand for integrated security, hosting and connectivity. Under the agreement, Etisalat will offer comprehensive support for Advance in the form of a state-of-the-art Customer Network and Security Operations Center (CNOC/SOC), managed by certified security and IT professionals.
Salvador Anglada, Chief Business Officer at Etisalat, said: “We are excited to partner with Advance to provide them with a one-stop digital security solution for their infrastructural requirement. What we have deployed for Advance is a complete and seamless value proposition, the first of its kind in the UAE. It is a support model, which transcends all layers of the network and provides support all the way to the application level. All data will be hosted within the UAE, therefore Advance can enjoy a complete overview of how their applications are handled.”
“We are very pleased with this strategic alliance with one of the largest Telcos in the world. This partnership is key, due to the quality of services Etisalat provides, including advanced communication solutions, reliable customer care and in addition to outstanding technical support services that are readily available around the clock. This partnership is the start of a new era, between Etisalat and Advance, allowing us to provide superior technological solutions to both our clients,” stated the CEO of Advance, Ali Al Shaiba.
Etisalat’s Digital Security Solutions designed for Advance is a multi-layered security framework with the right mix of security technologies, operating processes and skilled resources. The security framework ensures that Advance’s web services are protected by appropriate security controls. The offering also meets specific requirements recommended by applicable security standards and associated best practices.