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During International Telecoms Week (ITW) in the United States, e& unveiled a strategic partnership with network security company, Cato Networks.

This announcement marks a notable milestone, paving the way for the establishment of a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) within the global technology group's SmartHub Data Centre.

Enhancing Connectivity

As one of the UAE's premier carrier-neutral data facilities, e&’s SmartHub will serve as a crucial platform for Cato Networks' business customers, enabling them to access enhanced interconnectivity and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) technology.

Nabil Baccouche, Group Chief Carrier & Wholesale Officer, e&, said, “We are excited to share our partnership with Cato Networks, which reflects our dedication to building a connected world that nurtures growth for both businesses and individuals. Leveraging our extensive network of strategically located data centers, we provide access to a significant portion of the global population through top-notch infrastructure. We are enthusiastic about supporting Cato Networks with a competitive advantage by seamlessly linking them to international digital networks.”

This collaboration is set to unlock numerous global interconnection opportunities for Cato Networks' customers. Customers will benefit from the SmartHub's extensive ecosystem, which offers access to interconnected communities and ensures a broad reach across international markets. The integration into e&'s SmartHub will allow Cato Networks' customers to enjoy the advantages of reduced latency and superior connectivity performance, optimizing their global communications and data transfer capabilities.

Delivering a Comprehensive Network and Security Infrastructure

“Our partnership with e& provides organizations with unparalleled connectivity and a seamless network security stack, setting a new standard in flexibility and agility. Organizations today require the efficiency and effectiveness of a cloud-native platform, delivering a comprehensive network and security infrastructure within minutes and hours. Cato is dedicated to supporting the Gulf region and recognizes the significance of collaborating with global leaders such as e& to deliver secure digital services in an ever-expanding interconnected world,” said Kanwar Loyal, VP for Northern Europe & MEA.

The SmartHub’s robust infrastructure, embedded in submarine landing stations and terrestrial borders, connects the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, and serves as an ICT bridge between continents. Ensuring seamless connectivity and continuity across regions, the SmartHub offers a community-based ecosystem encompassing reliable caching servers and edge nodes serving internet users, hyper-scalers, content delivery networks (CDNs), video streaming and gaming platforms, and financial services providers.

Related:  Etisalat’s SmartHub Data Centres Poised as Trusted Digital Enablers

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