Celcom partners Telefónica Tech to enhance Malaysia’s cybersecurity
By Digital News Asia December 15, 2021
- Partnership enables Celcom to provide full portfolio of cybersecurity services
- Launched two cyber threat solutions to identify vulnerabilities, analyse customer assets
Celcom Axiata Berhad (Celcom) continues its drive to become an integrated ICT service provider by sealing a partnership with Telefónica Tech. The alliance aims to fortify Celcom’s capabilities in providing full portfolios of cybersecurity services across multi-vertical industries and organisations in Malaysia.
In a statement, the telco said the partnership will help strengthen its position to deliver resilient and innovative cybersecurity solutions to Malaysian organisations, safeguarding and ensuring business continuity against potential cyber challenges in the new digital age.
To kick-start the collaboration, Celcom and Telefónica have launched two Cyber Threat solutions namely, Digital Risk Protection to identify threats and risk associated with digital assets, and Vulnerability Risk Management which provides analysis for customer assets and the ability to identify potential vulnerabilities in information systems for any organisation.
María Jesús Almazor, chief executive officer of Telefónica Tech Cybersecurity & Cloud, said: "Achieved through Telefónica Global Solutions, the partnership is a great step forward in complementing Celcom's ability to develop as an intelligent managed security services provider and benefit from Telefónica Tech's experience and know-how, therefore enabling Celcom to offer new and excellent cybersecurity services needed to protect businesses in this new wave of digitalisation".
Afizulazha Abdullah (pic left), chief operations officer (Technology) of Celcom Axiata Berhad said impacts from the pandemic have moved more Malaysian businesses and organisations into the digital ecosystem today, and it is crucial for organisations to be vigilant and safeguard their digital assets.
“Celcom’s collaboration with Telefónica Tech will continue to drive digitalisation across local businesses while providing innovative and state-of-the-art cybersecurity solutions.
“Combining the expertise of Celcom and Telefónica, local organisations will also receive support for digital risk management which includes consultation for implementation and precautionary security measures that focuses on prevention, detection, and appropriate response to reduce cyber-attacks,” Afiz added.
Under the framework of the partnership agreement signed between Telefónica and Axiata Group back in 2020, both companies have been working together to provide technology solutions and digital services to B2B customers from all Axiata Group’s operators. This agreement will bring important benefits to Celcom and Telefónica, and it continues to enhance a strong strategic relationship between both Groups.
Celcom and Telefónica Tech aims to provide more innovative cybersecurity solutions to complement Celcom’s wide array of digital tools and solutions that aim to assist businesses and organisations transforming their operations swiftly, affordably, and securely.
Click here for more information on cybersecurity solutions offered by Celcom through the partnership.
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