RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, October 23, 2023—(BUSINESS WIRE)–CYBERIA, a leading provider of Internet and information security services in the Kingdom today announced that one of its key partners, Akamai Technologies, Inc. will launch a DDOS cleanup center in Saudi Arabia. According to CYBERIA, this cleanup center will be the first of its kind in the Kingdom, as it is part of a widespread platform (Prolexic) dedicated solely to DDoS cleanup. The new cleaning center is expected to be operational by November this year.
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The Middle East is emerging as a significant force in the global economy and is projected to accelerate its economic growth in the coming years, increasing the risk and scope of dangerous cyber threats. As cyber threats evolve and more customers seek “always-on” DDoS protection, having an in-country scrubbing center is critical to eliminating latency and delivering exceptional end-user experiences.
Akamai has actively served the Kingdom providing content and security services for many years through its on-premise Edge nodes – connected to the same core backbone that powers its edge network today – a massively distributed footprint spanning more than 4,100 edge PoPs in 131 countries.
With the escalating threat environment facing organizations in Saudi Arabia, the introduction of a new scrubbing center and Akamai’s authorized DDoS protection platform (Prolexic) will provide enhanced protection for businesses. This is especially important for high-risk industries, including banking, financial services and insurance, healthcare, public sector, large enterprises, group companies and e-commerce. These measures will contribute to the overall improvement of response time and performance when it comes to mitigating cyber attacks.
“This new DDOS cleanup center is another confirmation that the Kingdom has proven itself as a major global player in information technology and cyber security with the guidelines of Vision 2030. It will also help to maintain the balance between digital privacy and cyber security” , says Jack Diab, Chief Business Development Officer for Cyberia.
“In recent years, the economy has witnessed significant growth, driven by diversification and the emergence of both new start-ups and established multinational corporations. However, this bustling business landscape also expands the potential for cyberattacks, underscoring the importance of a localized focus on cybersecurity. Together with our expanding cybersecurity portfolio and thousands of dedicated security professionals, we reaffirm our recognition of this key global market. We are dedicated to protecting our customers’ data and strengthening our presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” said Janice Bhatia, Regional Channel Manager at Akamai Technologies.
Cyberia is a leading provider of Internet and information security services. Serving hundreds of enterprises, government, financial and small to medium sized organizations since 1996, Cyberia is headquartered in Riyadh – Saudi Arabia, with offices in Riyadh, Jeddah and Khobar.
By offering industry-leading managed services backed by world-class SLAs, Cyberia helps its customers seamlessly connect to the Internet, engage with their customers through an optimized web experience, and protect their online assets and reputation.
Learn more about Cyberia’s connectivity and cybersecurity services at www.cyberia.net.sa and LinkedIn
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