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GE signs $25mn agreement with HPE for digital solutions in MENAT

The agreement is expected to bring GE Digital’s breakthrough through its digital industrial solutions at scale to the Middle East, Africa and Turkey.

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The agreement is expected to bring GE Digital’s breakthrough through its digital industrial solutions at scale to the Middle East, Africa and Turkey.

The three-year agreement with HPE is the first collaboration of this scale and scope in the region and will focus primarily on cyber security solutions in Operational Technology, with the potential to move into other digital solution in the future.

“This partnership will enable our most important customers and partners in the region to begin the journey of digital transformation in a secure environment. HPE has the strongest partner program among peers to manage a partnership of this scope and scale, to bolster a secure digital ecosystem, and reach customers quickly through an innovative business model,” said Ali Saleh, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for GE Digital MEA.

One of the first solutions this partnership will focus on is OpShield from GE Digital. OpShield was created specifically to protect critical infrastructure, drawing on years of embedded device testing and assessments of hundreds of industrial facilities.

The solution reduces the risk of cyber related unplanned downtime; improves asset protection from cyber-related damage; helps safeguard protected health information (PHI); reduces the risk of damage to reputation and intellectual property theft due to cyber incidents, and increases customers’ confidence to connect and optimize assets.

“The requirement for security in both information technology and operational technology environments, and the need to protect critical infrastructures makes this an ideal opportunity for our partners,” Johannes Koch, Managing Director, Middle East and Africa for HPE said.

In the first year of the partnership, GE Digital Cyber Security solutions will be distributed through the HPE Channel Partner Network across the MEA and T region, with a particular focus on the Gulf, Levant, Northern Africa, South Africa, and Turkey.

By using the existing partner network with more than 1,500 partners in the region today, HPE and GED together will bring critical digital and cyber security solutions to industrial controls and infrastructure networks.

 

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