Saudi Telecom, Thales launch enterprise cloud encryption service

Thales, a provider of critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, and Saudi Telecom Company (STC) have launched a cloud encryption service for enterprise customers allowing them to protect and control their data in the cloud, the companies said.

Thales signed a Cloud Service Provider agreement with STC to provide data encryption solutions through the STC cloud platform and to further develop secured Information Communications Technology (ICT) business in Saudi Arabia.

Enterprises are increasingly turning to cloud environments to help them save time and money. While these technologies are digitally transforming businesses, they present some challenges. Enterprise data is fair game for cybercriminals, regardless of operating environment, and meeting compliance and best practices requirements isn´t always straightforward.

Saudi Telecom is the national provider of telecommunication, mobile, voice, broadband, Internet & cloud services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

STC Cloud offers a full range of cloud services at This includes Virtual Data Center, Ready-Made Deployments, and Subscription-Based Services. Cloud Computing provides customers with the ability to have their computing needs addressed through STC´s secure, robust, and highly redundant cloud, away from resource intensive and IT management heavy setups.

Thales eSecurity is the provider of advanced data security solutions and services that deliver trust wherever information is created, shared or stored.

Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of EUR 14.9 billion in 2016. With over 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.