by Laura Stotler – MSP News
Government-owned technology provider, Saudi Post has chosen the RPost Cloud platform as a central component of its electronic service modernization initiative. Saudi Arabian customers can now choose RPost services, co-branded as Saudi Post Registered E-mail services, which meet Saudi Post’s standards for secure, legal electronic messaging and document services.
The Saudi Post Registered E-mail services provide a number of features, including proof and non-repudiation, legal electronic signatures, collaboration and deliverability services and security, encryption and compliance services. Users may access the new solutions through standard Outlook and Lotus desktop software, as well as through Web mail, mobile apps and business applications.
The organization plans to offer an Arabic version of the services later this year. Saudi Post is the sole provider of postal services for all individuals and private and public organizations in Saudi Arabia, and is a market leader in the Arab region. Owned by the Saudi Arabian government, Saudi Post has been a member of the United Nations’ Universal Postal Union since 1927 and employs more than 12,000 people.
The organization has undergone a major transformation during the last eight years, rolling out a number of new solutions including a proprietary address system and high tech products. Saudi Post will offer limited use of Registered E-mail services to individuals for free, with premium services available to businesses and government entities on a per user or per message fee basis.
The RPost Cloud platform is set apart from secure private networks in that there are no requirements for recipients to sign up or install software or hardware. Users receive e-mails as they usually do, with added privacy, security, records, accountability and proof. This makes the system useful for senders as well, since they may send mail to anyone with a valid e-mail address. Additional RPost customers include the U.S. government and a number of global Fortune 500 companies.
“With RPost, Saudi Post will modernize the way business is done not only in Saudi Arabia, but in the entire Arabic world,” said Mohammed Al Abduljabbar, vice president of investment and marketing at Saudi Post. “Many of the GCC countries have passed liberal electronic transactions laws, and now we bring to local and global companies, the tools that comfortably meet the legal standards permitted by these laws.”
“The marketplace now understands the need to be able to prove and track e-mail, encrypt for privacy, and electronically sign or obtain signoff on attached documents,” said RPost CEO Zafar Khan. “Today, customers use RPost services for these reasons in nearly every country, under the overall service name Registered E-mail services. Our global customers can comfortably use our technology with the Saudi Post brand knowing that the underlying technology architecture, standards, and user experience will be uniform worldwide. We welcome Saudi local business to the RPost technology to capitalize on the efficiencies our customers have experienced internationally.”
“We chose RPost in part, due to their commitment to continuously innovate their platform, as demonstrated by their strong R&D investment and resulting patent portfolio,” added Al Abduljabbar. “This will ensure that our customers, from individuals to enterprises, will enjoy market leading software provided by Saudi Post as a service.”
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