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SECURITY NEWS
Blinking partners with IPification to improve security of its digital identity platform

Digital identity and user onboarding solutions vendor Blinking has partnered with IPification , a mobile IP address-based

authentication , user verification and fraud prevention solutions company , to further improve the security of its digital identity platform . Blinking is adding IPification phone verification to its platform instead of SMS OTP .
“ By introducing an additional layer of identity verification , Blinking will provide added value to its clients . IPification enables us to offer our clients the ability to be more confident in their end users due to mobile phone ownership and plans used . This is critical for lowering risk and building trust between businesses and their customers ,” said Milos Milovanovic , Cofounder and COO , Blinking .
“ IPification and Blinking have been playing for the same team , so to say , for some time now . So it ’ s a great pleasure to join forces with them to provide secure and seamless user onboarding and mobility across digital services ,” said Stefan Kostic , IPification CEO . “ Focused on bringing the security of data to unprecedented levels while enabling a frictionless user experience , Blinking is the perfect partner for IPification .”
Kaspersky opens new office in Saudi Arabia

Cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky has announced that it has added Saudi Arabia to its everexpanding worldwide network of offices . Operating in 200 countries and territories with 34 offices in more than 30 countries . The new office will be located in Riyadh .

Saudi Arabia ranked first in cybersecurity readiness in the Middle East and North Africa ( MENA ) region according to the Global Cybersecurity Index .
Eugene Kaspersky , CEO , Kaspersky , said : “ We are looking forward to opening a new office in Saudi Arabia . It is both a key market and international business hub in the Middle East region . Given the evolving nature of cyberthreats , this step will further contribute to ensuring that our local clients and partners have access to best-in-class cybersecurity solutions to protect their businesses and infrastructure . I am convinced that establishing a regional office will also underline our strong commitment in guiding , sharing our expertise with , and supporting the region in enhancing its cybersecurity .”
Mohamad Hashem , General Manager , KSA and Bahrain , Kaspersky remarked : “ Saudi Arabia continues to be a priority market for Kaspersky in the region . As the country moves forward in its innovation and digital-first agenda at great speed , there is a need for a strong cybersecurity posture .”
In 2021 , Kaspersky detected and blocked approximately 124 million threats in Saudi Arabia . •
Mohamad Hashem , General Manager , KSA and Bahrain , Kaspersky
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