Etisalat partners with Zservices Middle East to offer Managed Security Services on Cloud Computing platform in the UAE

Dubai, October 13, 2011

Reinforcing its dominant leadership in the Cloud Computing domain, Etisalat today announced its collaboration with Zservices  - Zscaler Middle East Cloud - to bring Managed Security Services to the Cloud Computing Platform. The soon-to-be-launched service that is currently being showcased in GITEX, will provide an ultra-low latency, Software as a Service (SaaS) managed security solution to businesses without an investment in hardware nor software infrastructure—thereby offering a cost-effective solution towards secured business transactions.

The latest Managed Security solution, in partnership with Zservices, will offer anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, URL filtering, Web 2.0 control, bandwidth control, mail flow control, and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) services to businesses. It will be powered by Zscaler’s multi-tenant, policy-based cloud security architecture – leveraging advanced NanoLog™, PageRisk™ & ByteScan™ technologies for advanced threat protection and real-time reporting. The service will be delivered from the Etisalat Cloud assuring high performance, reduced risk, lower cost, higher resource utilization and simplified IT administration.

Commenting on the partnership, Abdulla Ebrahim Al Ahmed, Senior Vice President, Business Solutions at Etisalat said: “The Cloud Computing platform is a transformational phenomenon that is changing the way ICT services are provisioned and consumed by businesses. Security, being an intrinsic component for business, needs the same flexibility, scalability, cost-effectiveness and technology refresh, as offered through the cloud, to ease the level of threats faced by businesses.  By providing next-generation security solutions on the cloud, through our partner Zservices, Etisalat will enable businesses to access a diverse array of security specific solutions and extend their IT infrastructure capabilities with minimal cost, significant flexibility and speed.”

Zservices - Zscaler Middle East Cloud - is built, powered and managed by Zscaler.  Zscaler is the industry’s first multi-tenant cloud security provider that enables any user, from any place, using any device to have a rich Internet experience while enforcing security and business policies. Zscaler has quickly established a leadership position for in-the-cloud security for enterprises, ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. It is also the ideal solution for service providers serving millions of consumers. Zscaler is aligned with the Industry’s leading resellers, ISPs and technology providers – providing a global network to help organizations mitigate internet usage risk, improve security while providing a fast and safe internet experience. 

About Zscaler

Zscaler is revolutionizing Internet security with the industry’s first Security as a Service platform. As the most innovative firm in the $35 billion security market, Zscaler is used by more than 5,000 leading organizations, including 50 of the Fortune 500. Zscaler ensures that more than 15 million users worldwide are protected against cyber attacks and data breaches while staying fully compliant with corporate and regulatory policies.

Zscaler is a Gartner Magic Quadrant leader for Secure Web Gateways and delivers a safe and productive Internet experience for every user, from any device and from any location — 100% in the cloud. With its multi-tenant, distributed cloud security platform, Zscaler effectively moves security into the internet backbone, operating in more than 100 data centers around the world and enabling organizations to fully leverage the promise of cloud and mobile computing with unparalleled and uncompromising protection and performance. Zscaler delivers unified, carrier-grade internet security, next generation firewall, web security, sandboxing/advanced persistent threat (APT) protection, data loss prevention, SSL inspection, traffic shaping, policy management and threat intelligence—all without the need for on-premise hardware, appliances or software. To learn more, visit us at

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