stc Group launched Advanced Technology and Cybersecurity Co., to provide advanced cybersecurity services and solutions in the business sector, it said in a statement.
The recently-announced launch comes in order to keep abreast of the growing demand for digitalized services in parallel with stc's DARE strategy, which aims to foster digital transformation, pave new paths for development, and fulfill the objectives of Vision 2030.
The new firm came within the response to the exceptional challenges worldwide, as many businesses and government agencies resorted to digitalized solutions for business continuity.
"The vision of the company is to create a reliable platform for the digital economy with world-class leading cybersecurity capabilities to enable and protect the critical economic infrastructure and both government and private services," said Haithem Alfaraj, chairman of the board of directors of Advanced Technology and Cybersecurity Co. and senior VP of stc's technology and operations unit.
Alfaraj added that the company is launching a wide range of innovative and managed cybersecurity services and solutions, including providing protection services against denial of service (DoS) attacks through its largest local and regional platform, which has a capacity of more than 1.5 terabytes (TB).
Other benefits include local and managed services to detect vulnerabilities, adhere to security controls, and use secure email and browsing through platforms which leverage leading technologies, according to the Gartner Research Center.
Advanced Technology and Cybersecurity Co. will have a cybersecurity operations center that will provide the most advanced services. The center is managed by capable national talents, observes the highest levels of professionalism, and adopts international best practices to monitor, respond to and protect against advanced cyber attacks.
In 2020, stc was the leading digital enabler of the G20 Riyadh summit, providing digital solutions and services, including managed cybersecurity services and solutions that enabled the prevention of more than 42,000 dangerous e-mails and more than 600,000 harmful websites, in addition to addressing 290,000 electronic threats and preventing 41.5 hours of service disruption attacks.