MEEZA signs strategic cloud services agreement with Symantec
- Qatar: Monday, January 07 - 2013 at 10:10
- PRESS RELEASE
MEEZA, IT services and solutions provider in Qatar, has signed a strategic cloud services agreement with Symantec, a global leader in security, backup and availability solutions to offer market-leading hosted cloud solutions that will take the current IT environment in Qatar and across the region to the next level.
cloud E-mail Security on what is believed to be one of the largest cloud security deployments in the region.
The initial stage of this project will provide e-mail security and monitoring services to protect more than 6,000 end users at the customer and is expected to be completed In the immediate future.
In addition to this, MEEZA and Symantec are working together to launch hosted Backup-as-a-Service solutions to organizations in Qatar and the entire region that will be hosted within MEEZA's M-Vault 3 Data Centre.
These solutions will help businesses in Qatar better protect their information making their backups more secure within a hosted infrastructure in the country and providing customers with instant access and recovery of their information.
Commenting on the new agreement, Ghada P. El-Rassi - Deputy Chief Executive Officer, MEEZA, said, "MEEZA's aim is to continuously enhance our standards and services delivery to our customers. Partnering with Symantec is an additional milestone to achieving this objective. We realize the responsibility of providing the latest solutions and technologies to Qatar and the region. Thus, this new agreement proves our dedication and commitment to fulfilling this responsibility. Symantec, together with the expertise MEEZA is known for, will provide excellence in design and delivery of the new solution."
The new solution will be available to industries and businesses of all size, from small and medium sized businesses to large enterprises with complex IT infrastructure. With these hosted services there is no hardware or software to purchase and maintain so business can quickly deploy the services to achieve immediate benefits that are easy to scale with the businesses need to protect and secure their information.
The managed IT solution that will be deployed within MEEZA's M-Vault 3 Data Centre allows clients to maintain administrative control over users, data, objects and resources, whilst allowing MEEZA to maintain the required levels of security, availability and scalability across the network.
"We are delighted to partner with MEEZA on this key project to offer Symantec.cloud hosted solutions in Qatar and through the wider region to help businesses achieve an essential goal - to secure and protect their information," said Justin Doo, Cloud and Security Practices Director, Middle East and North Africa.
"The investment from MEEZA in a hosted Backup-as-a-Service solution through their data center in Qatar is a strategic step in ensuring business in Qatar and across the region can benefit from a scalable, secure and managed backup solution without putting pressure on their own resources," he added.
MEEZA was established to provide essential IT support to Qatar's development process in close alignment with Qatar National Vision 2030, and in the process has become Qatar's leading IT solutions and services provider.
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