Z Services, the UAE-based cybersecurity firm has joined hands with McAfee and launched the first-of-its-kind subscription based in-country cloud security solution to organisations across the Middle East and North Africa.
With increasing use of business application, cloud-based cybersecurity has become critical and the new service aims to enhance data protection and threat prevention capabilities across multiple business applications.
The services will be rolled out to both large enterprise customers as well as SMEs and will be powered by McAfee’s MVISION Cloud. Z Services offers its services through telcos and says it currently serves 660,000 individuals across more than 300 enterprises in twelve countries across the region.
“Operating within an environment of constant security threats, organisations in the MENA region need a solution that assures security across multiple cloud applications and protects data,” says Nidal Taha, president, Z Services. The new solution includes a range of pre-integrated applications that make it easy to securely adopt cloud application services.
Nigel Hawthorn, EMEA director of Cloud Security at McAfee said: “More than 1000 applications are connected to the cloud by enterprises. This cloud security solution will enable businesses across MENA to leverage the cloud, like never before.”
According to Gartner cloud security has been one of the fastest growing areas of information security investments during the past five years.