Kuwait, 10 February 2010: Qualitynet, Kuwait’s largest ISP and a total solutions provider, has become a Google Enterprise Partner. Qualitynet will offer Google Search Appliance as well as Google’s web-based Enterprise products such as Google Apps Premier Edition and E-mail Security and Archiving products in Kuwait.

Salem Almulaifi, Qualitynet’s General Manager for Business Development & Marketing said, “Qualitynet has always been innovative in leading the market by launching new concepts and services. This agreement to provide Google Enterprise products in Kuwait aligns with our objective to be the leading IT solutions provider in Kuwait based on world-class practices and unparalleled quality.”

Qualitynet plans to invest in the necessary resources to ensure adequate support for enterprises. Qualitynet will be supported by FVC, one of the largest value added distributors in the Middle East and North Africa, for training and support solutions.

“This new relationship will add a champion to our network of partners in Kuwait and give enterprises a strong option for security, messaging, collaboration and search,” said Guru Prasad, General Manager for Networking at FVC. “Google’s Enterprise search products offer the same high quality search experience as people get with Google.com.”

Peter Lorant, Head of Enterprise Partners at Google, said, “The Google team is delighted to welcome Qualitynet to the Google Enterprise Partner program. The combination of their significant market position in Kuwait with Google’s innovative offerings will make this an exciting proposition. Qualitynet will be able to offer cost-effective, innovative enterprise services to their customers and provide local support and value-add professional services.”

Google Apps Premier Edition includes a suite of web-based communication and collaboration tools including Gmail™, Google Calendar™, Google Docs™, Google Sites™ and Google Talk™. Google Apps has experienced accelerating adoption with over 3,000 businesses signing up daily and over 2 million companies already using this solution to improve their business with better messaging and collaboration tools. Google also provides message security and compliance services, powered by Postini, to over 14 million users and is delivered 100% as a hosted service.

Google’s search technology, including Google Search ApplianceTM and Google MiniTM, is deployed by over 30,000 businesses around the world and is universally applicable to any organisation, regardless of size, geography or industry where information is seen as a key asset.

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