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Tue 26 Feb 2008 05:12 PM

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Raqeeb security assesment service available through SaaS model

Security specialist I(TS)2 to offer outsourced risk and compliance management solutions as part of Raqeeb security service

Security solutions provider I(TS)² will offer customers in the Middle East security and compliance auditing and assessment as a managed service, after signing as a partner for Qualys.

I(TS)² will provide QualysGuard's risk and compliance management tools via a software as a service (SaaS) model, as part of its managed service offering, Raqeeb. The service will enable customers to access enterprise level security services without having to deploy and maintain the solutions themselves.

The QualysGuard @Partner solution will deployed at the company's Security Operations Center (SOC) in Riyadh.

Samer Omar, general manager of I(TS)² said: "I(TS)2 understands that world-class Managed Security Services can only be achieved by partnering with innovative, market-tested security companies - Qualys exemplifies the technical and business vision we sought as we expand throughout the Middle East and North African markets. We believe this partnership will play a vital role in the success of Raqeeb, including our commitment to not export any security information outside of the GCC."

"Global organizations are looking for effective solutions to manage risk and achieve compliance, while reducing their IT burdens and reducing cost," said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. With Raqeeb, I(TS)² provides a first class Managed Service tailored to the needs of Middle East organization and is recognized as the number one provider of such services in the region."

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