DOHA, QATAR - November, 2022: MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent managed IT services and solutions provider, has partnered with Darktrace, a global leader in cybersecurity Artificial Intelligence (AI), to expand its cybersecurity portfolio in the domains of classic IT networks along with newly added Operational technology (OT) capabilities to secure information and operations simultaneously.
Through the partnership, Darktrace will deliver complete Artificial Intelligence -powered solutions to complement the mature security platform capabilities already in place at MEEZA since the launch of Qatar’s first commercial Security Operations Center (SOC) back in 2014. The combined firepower will help customers in Qatar to meet the rising challenges of security compliance and stay ahead of complex threats from ransomware, cloud to SaaS and from IT infrastructure to OT environments at industrial facilities. OT environments include building management and SCADA systems, industrial and safety controllers for instance, where the nature of data exchanges and traffic patterns is drastically different than office IT environments and hence require a new set of technologies automating the detection and response mechanisms.
The combined offering will be delivered in a simple end-to-end service format to the end users without the complexity of the typical technology stack installations as the team at MEEZA will deliver a 24x7 managed security service, rendered by MEEZA staff housed in our secure facilities in the heart of Doha.
With this important partnership, MEEZA can now offer a unique proposition to Qatari organisations by providing best-in-class AI detection, AI investigation and AI response, while Darktrace will benefit from MEEZA’s local expertise and knowledge. Darktrace most recently released its proactive security capability, Darktrace PREVENT™, designed to pre-empt threats and continuously harden defences. Qatari organisations will benefit from this new product family as a result of the partnership.
Commenting on the significance of the partnership, Mr Faisal Al Kuwari, MEEZA Chief Technology Officer, said: “We are excited to announce our latest strategic partnership with Darktrace, a leader in Artificial Intelligence-powered cybersecurity solutions. Thanks to MEEZA’s Security Operations Centre, Darktrace can now be used in combination with on-the-ground experts who will provide expert monitoring of customer environments. This collaboration is really important for the Qatari market and is genuinely a game-changer for us. This joint effort will provide a better and stronger IT security arrangement for organisations in Qatar.”
MEEZA’s Security Operations Centre (SOC) receives threat intelligence and situational awareness information from a number of strategic partners within and outside of Qatar. This information provides MEEZA with global and local intelligence to assess, monitor, notify, and assist the client with defending their assets against cyber-attacks. The Advanced Security Monitoring Service is designed for clients that require security monitoring and notification services for their Business Critical Assets against cyber-attacks.
Joshua Lamming, Qatar Country Manager, Darktrace, said: “As cyber-threats continue to increase in frequency and complexity, the demand for autonomous, always-on security has never been higher. This new partnership with MEEZA will act as a force-multiplier for Darktrace’s AI technology, delivering a significant defensive advantage to forward-thinking organisations in Qatar. The combination of Darktrace’s visionary technology and MEEZA’s first-in-class professional services will bring substantial benefits to organisations looking to secure their critical assets across IT and OT infrastructure.”
This agreement sees Darktrace's self-learning AI covering key clients’ network, Cloud, SaaS and email environments providing detection, investigation and autonomous response to each corner of the organisation's estate. Clients can now benefit from having visibility across all corners of their organisation thanks to MEEZA and Darktrace's Artificial Intelligence from one unified solution.
Customers interested in signing up for a proof-of-value should contact MEEZA at firstname.lastname@example.org to qualify from this program.