Stonesoft expands operations to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Partnership agreements with leading system integrators
Helsinki, Finland –29 March, 2010 – Stonesoft, a provider of proven, innovative network security solutions, today announced it has signed partnership agreements with four leading Saudi-Arabian system integrators and is in the process to established a representative office in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during spring 2010.
Stonesoft has signed partnership agreements with four leading Saudi-Arabian system integrators: Saudi Business Machines Ltd., Dar Beta Information Technology, Al Moammar Information Systems Co., and GIZA Arabia. The partners have a strong focus on ICT and especially network security as well as an established customer base consisting of organizations operating in the verticals that are important to Stonesoft; government, finance, telecom operators, oil and gas industry.
“Dar Beta Information Technology is very pleased to cooperate with Stonesoft. We have a strong customer base with leading organizations who have extremely high demands on network security. I am happy that with StoneGate network security solutions we can help them secure their networks and expand their business successfully”, said Zaker Al Bakri, General Manager –Saudi Arabia, Dar Beta Information Technology.
“Stonesoft has been continuously investing and expanding its operations in the Emerging Markets, so establishing a presence in the KSA is a logical step for us. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a lot of natural resources and is currently in a dynamic development phase for TCP/IP usage”, said Kim Fagernäs, Vice President, EMEA and APAC at Stonesoft.
The Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia has an E-Government program, which is part of many initiatives and projects adopted by the government to achieve sustained growth and development. The objectives of the program include providing better and more easy-to-use services for individual and business customers, increasing return on investment (ROI) and as providing the required information in timely and highly accurate fashion. “This is exactly where our StoneGate network security solutions can help,” Mr. Fagernäs continues.
“Saudi Arabian organizations are expanding their IT investments to meet the growing demands on their networks. Security threats are continuously increasing and businesses require reliable TCP/IP connections. Stonesoft’s patented link load balancing technology together with efficient centralized management offers true always-on connectivity with lowest cost for proactive control of network security”, said Hamid Boughazi, Area Manager, Middle East and Africa, Stonesoft.
For more details, please contact:
Vice President, EMEA and APAC
Tel. +358 9 476 711
Area Manager, Middle East and Africa
Tel. : +213 661 508629/+971 50 2651765