STC selects Qualys to deliver security and compliance solutions

Hadi Jaafarawi, managing director, Qualys Middle East.
Updated 14 December 2017
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STC selects Qualys to deliver security and compliance solutions

Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the largest telecommunications company in the Middle East, and Qualys, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, have announced an agreement to deliver a regionally hosted, cloud-based security and compliance platform to secure global digital transformation for enterprises throughout the Kingdom.
Under the partnership, STC Solutions will integrate and deliver the Qualys Private Cloud Platform and its suite of cloud apps from its data center in Riyadh to expand its managed security services offerings and allow Saudi enterprises to consolidate a full range of security and compliance solutions in a single-pane-of-glass view. These offerings provide customers with two-second visibility of their security and compliance posture across all global IT assets — whether on premise, in the cloud or on endpoints. The Qualys cloud apps that STC will offer include Vulnerability Management, Web Application Scanning, Threat Protection, Continuous Monitoring and Policy Compliance.
The arrangement enables STC to provide its customers the advantage of ensuring that all their security and compliance data stays within the Kingdom, which aligns with government regulations developed to safeguard residents and enterprises. With everything hosted in the cloud, there are no capital expenditures, no extra human resources needed, and no infrastructure or software for customers to buy and maintain.
“Through this partnership, we’re able to strengthen our existing portfolio of robust managed services with cybersecurity that is built in, as opposed to bolted on as an afterthought,” said Fahad Aljutaily, VP of cybersecurity at STC Solutions. “We can also simultaneously meet our goal of delivering superior value for customers, which is of paramount importance for our business. Given that Qualys is a market leader in this space, we remain confident that our operations are on track to proactively mitigate potential threats, achieve greater agility, cost savings and better business outcomes.”
Hadi Jaafarawi, managing director, Qualys Middle East, said: “We’re thrilled that STC has chosen to host the Qualys Cloud Platform and its cloud apps for security and compliance solutions from their data center. As STC plays a vital role in maintaining Saudi Arabia’s cyber hygiene, we will continue to work closely with their team of esteemed security professionals to simplify the complexity associated with managing multiple solutions, while increasing the automation, effectiveness and proactive nature of security.”


The excitement for the Turkish National Children’s Day Celebrations is lived in Dubai

Updated 22 April 2018
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The excitement for the Turkish National Children’s Day Celebrations is lived in Dubai

It is the 98th year of celebrating 23 April National Children’s Day and the joy and excitement of these celebrations have taken place for the 9th time in Dubai. The event took place on Friday 20 April at 3pm at The Cultural & Scientific Association in Al Mamzar, Dubai.

23 April is a day, that is dedicated to the children of Turkey by the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk to emphasize that they are the future of the new nation. Every year, the children in Turkey celebrate this "Sovereignty and Children's Day" as a national holiday since 1927. In Dubai, this organization aims to provide a great opportunity to enrich the cultural and traditional bonds between the United Arab Emirates and the Turkish Community.

23 April National Children’s Day celebrations are organised under the patronage of the Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey, invaluable support of Turkish Business Council in Dubai and Northern Emirates, and brought to life by a group of volunteer Turkish ladies from “Sultans of Dubai”; a group of Turkish Women living in Dubai.

The two-part event was held in this exquisite venue made up of a theatre and external areas with entertainment consisting of folkloric dance show by a group from “Barbaros Hayrettin Ilkokulu” a primary school in Izmir travelling from Turkey with generous contributions of Turkish Airlines; the Consulate’s Turkish class’ choir showcasing their dance, songs and poems; Dubai Drums demonstrating a taste of African Drums; Bogz the Magician with his rather extraordinary magic show and many more activities to dazzle its young guests.

A delicious selection of Turkish and International cuisine generously offered by Turkish Restaurants around Dubai together with numerous entertainment stations for all children and Irem Derlen and her orchestra travelling from Turkey just to give a concert at the event were also part of the program for our children.

Pinar and Turkish Airlines played the main role in the sponsorship arena for these celebrations. They were joined by Burjuman Arjaan by Rotana Dubai, MNG, LC Waikiki and Rani as Platinum Sponsors; Turkish Village Restaurant, HealthBay Polyclinic, Mahmoud Tea, Dr Tosun Dental Clinic, TAV Construction, Deligourme as Silver Sponsors; Marmara Hotel Apartments, Bophorous Turkish Restaurant, Abdulla Al Suwaidi Advocates & Legal Consultants, Pomegranate Institute, IMG Worlds of Adventure, Zouzou Restaurant and Sesame Restaurant just to name a few.

In addition, all sponsor companies offered gifts, favours, vouchers, and experiences for the draw which attracts much interest from all participants.

As has been witnessed in the recent years, the event attracts over a thousand people and is eagerly awaited by the rather large Turkish Community in the UAE.