Saudia Cargo collaborates with Trend Micro to bolster cybersecurity resilience

The collaboration aims to establish a trusted platform for Saudia Cargo, leveraging Trend Micro's cutting-edge solutions and better protect its digital infrastructure.

23 February 2023, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Saudia Cargo, Saudi Arabia’s national air freight carrier, to fortify its cybersecurity resilience through Trend Micro’s products, services, and solutions.

The partnership was formed through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The signing ceremony was held at Leap 2023 in Riyadh and was attended by Ahmad Mohammed Alsalem, Vice President of Business Support Services of Saudia Cargo, Hisham Malakah, Executive Director of Information Technology at Saudia Cargo, Majed Basakran, Director of IT Applications at Saudia Cargo, and Tarek Jammoul, Enterprise Sales Director of Trend Micro.

Ahmad Mohammed Alsalem, Vice President of Business Support Services of Saudia Cargo said, "ensuring the security of our digital assets, customers, and partners is of paramount importance to us. By partnering with Trend Micro, we're taking a proactive approach to cybersecurity and implementing the latest cutting-edge solutions to safeguard against potential threats. This collaboration demonstrates our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of security and protecting our stakeholders against potential breaches."

Rasheed Al Odah, Managing Director – KSA, South UAE, Bahrain & Levant, and MEA Services Director for Trend Micro commented, "We are thrilled to be collaborating with Saudia Cargo to provide the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a secure cargo platform that is fully protected by our cybersecurity solutions and services. This partnership will empower Saudia Cargo to increase its resilience to cyber threats, and protect its digital assets, customers, and partners.”

As the threat of cyberattacks continues to grow, it has become increasingly important for organisations to take action to protect themselves and their customers from potential security breaches. Through this collaboration, Saudia Cargo and Trend Micro will build a trusted platform that leverages Trend Micro's cutting-edge solutions and experience in elevating cybersecurity resilience for global logistic providers, safeguarding not only Saudia Cargo's digital assets, but also its customers and partners.

In 2022 alone, Trend Micro solutions detected and blocked over 28 million email threats, prevented nearly 6 million malicious URL victim attacks, and stopped around 14 million malware attacks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. By joining forces in this strategic partnership, Saudia Cargo and Trend Micro are demonstrating their joint commitment to setting a new standard for cybersecurity excellence.


About Saudia Cargo:

Saudia Cargo is the national Saudi air freight carrier and a leading cargo airline in the Middle East. With a fleet of modern and efficient aircraft, Saudia Cargo provides world-class cargo services to more than 225 international and domestic destinations. The company is committed to delivering innovative solutions and taking proactive measures to exceed customers’ expectations and ensure the uninterrupted flow of goods and services around the world.

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro, a global cybersecurity leader, helps make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Fueled by decades of security expertise, global threat research, and continuous innovation, Trend Micro's cybersecurity platform protects hundreds of thousands of organizations and millions of individuals across clouds, networks, devices, and endpoints. As a leader in cloud and enterprise cybersecurity, the platform delivers a powerful range of advanced threat defence techniques optimized for environments like AWS, Microsoft, and Google, and central visibility for better, faster detection and response. With 7,000 employees across 65 countries, Trend Micro enables organizations to simplify and secure their connected world.