Boeing partners for cybersecurity

Feb. 19, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- An agreement to jointly provide cybersecurity solutions for data and national infrastructure protection has been signed by U.S. and UAE companies.

Boeing and SecureTech said the services will be offered in the larger Persian Gulf and Middle East region as well as the United Arab Emirates.

"SecureTech and Boeing bring together a solid blend of innovation, skill and industry-leading experience to deliver strategic security solutions for customers within the United Arab Emirates," said SecureTech Chief Executive Officer Abdulla Al Neaimi.

"This memorandum of agreement represents a commitment to a long-term, cooperative partnership to support the region in the growing area of cybersecurity," said Bryan Palma, vice president of Boeing Cyber and Security Solutions.

"As the United Arab Emirates continues to improve its cybersecurity capabilities, we are proud to offer the Boeing suite of solutions through our proven partner, SecureTech."

The agreement calls for Boeing to provide advanced data analytics, network security, and cybersecurity simulation capabilities to the UAE market through SecureTech. The UAE company will contribute regional market expertise, access to local partners and information technology professionals.

The companies announced the deal at the IDEX conference and exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

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