PRESS RELEASE – December 11, 2017

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — SonicWall, the trusted security partner protecting more than 1 million networks worldwide, announced today a strategic partnership with Etisalat Digital, the business unit of Etisalat Group driving digital transformation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and regions where Etisalat Group operates. The collaboration is primarily focused on delivering end-to-end digital security solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) throughout the UAE.

“Our mission is to help protect organizations of all sizes from today’s onslaught of relentless cyber attacks,” said SonicWall President and CEO Bill Conner. “Partnering with Etisalat, one of the world’s most respected digital security leaders, ensures needed digital security solutions and services are available for SMBs across the UAE. With advanced threats growing in scale and sophistication, this union couldn’t come at a better time.”

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Etisalat Digital is now a SonicWall SecureFirst partner that offers technology solutions to more than 300,000 SMBs in the UAE. Etisalat Digital is a business division of the Etisalat Group that serves 140 million subscribers across 16 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Francisco Salcedo, Senior Vice President, Etisalat Digital, said, “Etisalat works closely with the SMB sector to empower them with solutions that help them transform and bring digital innovation into their business. Security is an integral element to assist SMBs to build advanced infrastructure that will support their growing business requirements and challenges. Today’s partnership will help our SMB customers build an intelligence-driven digital defense strategy that will be cost-effective and protect their future business objectives.”

The partnership allows Etisalat to further expand its SMB portfolio from popular broadband and telecommunication services to end-to-end managed services.

“Unfortunately, today’s threat actors don’t discriminate based on company size, region, industry or revenue,” said Conner. “These cyber criminals are strategic in finding vulnerable organizations, including SMBs, that will yield the most return with the least amount of expense. Fortunately, the Etisalat and SonicWall solution is tailor-made to identify and stop such attacks.”

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About Etisalat Digital

‘Etisalat Digital’ is a business unit of Etisalat helping to drive digital transformation by enabling enterprises and governments become smarter through the use of the latest technologies. The unit focuses on providing digital solutions in various domains including cloud, cyber security, digital marketing, mobile commerce, Internet of Things (IoT) and big data and analytics.

‘Etisalat Digital’ is a business unit of Etisalat helping to drive digital transformation by enabling enterprises and governments to become smarter through the use of the latest technologies. The unit focuses on providing digital solutions in various domains including cloud, cyber security, digital marketing, mobile commerce, Internet of Things (IoT), and big data and analytics.

Etisalat Digital has the best industry digital experts, solutions architects, project managers and digital engineers, as well as key digital assets and platforms, including data centers, cloud platforms, big data and analytics engines, digital and mobile payments platforms, security operations centers, Internet of Things platforms, and command and control centers.

Etisalat Digital’s unique value lies in combining the scale, strength and robust network of the leading regional telco with the agility, skills and platforms of a digital player. It is best positioned to provide end-to-end digital vertical positions to enable smarter education, healthcare, city, government, transportation, resource management and cashless economy.

About SonicWall

SonicWall has been fighting the cyber-criminal industry for over 25 years, defending small, medium-size businesses and enterprises worldwide. Backed by research from SonicWall Capture Labs, our award-winning real-time breach detection and prevention solutions, coupled with the formidable resources of over 19,000 loyal channel partners around the globe, are the backbone, securing more than a million business and mobile networks and their emails, applications and data.

This combination of products and partners has enabled an automated real-time breach detection and prevention solution tuned to the specific needs of the more than 500,000 organizations in over 150 countries. These businesses can run more effectively and fear less about security.

For more information, visit www.sonicwall.com.