Celcom partners Telefónica Tech to strengthen cybersecurity

by AZREEN HANI / pic by TMR FILE

CELCOM Axiata Bhd (Celcom) has partnered with a cybersecurity expert, Telefónica Tech, to fortify Celcom’s capabilities in providing full portfolios of cyber security services in Malaysia.

The partnership with Telefónica Tech will help strengthen Celcom’s position to deliver world-class, resilient and innovative cybersecurity solutions to Malaysian organisations, safeguarding and ensuring business continuity against potential cyber challenges in the new digital age.

“Celcom’s collaboration with Telefónica Tech will continue to drive digitalisation across local businesses while providing innovative and state-of-the-art cyber security solutions.

Combining the expertise of Celcom and Telefónica Tech, 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 cyberattacks,” Afizulazha Abdullah, chief operations officer (technology) of Celcom said in a statement yesterday.

To kick-start the collaboration, Celcom and Telefónica Tech 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.

“We are very excited about this partnership in Asia Pacific. Achieved through Telefónica Global Solutions, the partnership is a great step forward in complementing Celcom’s ability to develop as an intelligently managed security services provider and the benefits from Telefónica Tech’s experience and know-how enable Celcom to offer new and excellent cybersecurity services needed to protect businesses in this new wave of digitalisation,” CEO of Telefónica Tech Cybersecurity and Cloud, María Jesús Almazor said in the same statement.

Under the framework of the partnership agreement signed between Telefónica Tech and Axiata Group Bhd back in 2020, both companies have been working together to provide best-in-market technology solutions and digital services to business-to-business customers from all Axiata Group’s operators.

This agreement will bring important benefits to Celcom and Telefónica Tech, and it continues to enhance a strong strategic relationship between both Groups.

Celcom and Telefónica Tech aims to provide more innovative and world-class cyber security 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.