Netskope has expanded its NewEdge Network in the Middle East.
The secure access service edge company has unveiled four new data centres across the UAE as well as Saudi Arabia.
According to ZAWYA, the network can now better serve regional multinational enterprise customers.
“Optimised experience for our users”
Murhaf Alwan, Head of Information Technology, Netskope customer Al Dawaa commented: “As a KSA-based organisation, it is pertinent that our data storage and processing occur within the Kingdom.
“We have been using Netskope’s other Gulf region infrastructure to date and benefitting from all the advantages of the technology, however, now we can have local KSA-based infrastructure it will enable us to provide an even more optimised experience for our users and ensures we can remain compliant with local data protection laws.”
“Robust infrastructure” in the Middle East
Jonathan Mepsted, Vice President – Middle East & Africa, Netskope added: “While the accelerated digitalisation in the region has enabled organisations to provide seamless customer or user experience, they are faced with the challenge of dealing with the ever-changing cyber-threat landscape.
“Businesses in the region are keen to migrate to a Security Services Edge (or SSE) approach to security, which supports hybrid work models and cloud-based technology while ensuring the data is secured wherever it may go.
“However the spanners in the works are the regulatory requirements in place across region, which place strict restrictions on data protection and residency commitments.”
Mepsted continued: “This is why we have invested in robust infrastructure in the region, as part of our distributed and dedicated service edge.
“Because of its ability to inspect massive amounts of data locally, with no need for complex, latency-prone backhauling or reliance on unpredictable public transport, NewEdge has been greatly welcomed by our customers and is unlocking new opportunities for us to serve KSA organisations.”