CIEL and Ubisecure announce partnership expansion to bring advanced digital identification with LEIs to the Middle East and beyond

Beirut, Lebanon and London, UK, May 2 2019 – Lebanese cybersecurity leaders, CIEL, and pioneering digital identity service provider, Ubisecure, today announce an extension to their strategic business partnership.

CIEL, celebrating their 45th anniversary this year, distributes security services such as SSL and PKI to customers across the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) region from their headquarters in Beirut. A key offering in their portfolio is Ubisecure’s Customer Identity & Access Management (CIAM) and Identity API technology – a set of advanced APIs that enable the integration of security and enhanced user experience features into customer-facing applications. Whilst the two companies have already seen great success collaborating to provide CIAM solutions for CIEL customers, the new partnership will see CIEL extending their portfolio to include Ubisecure’s RapidLEI offering.

Ubisecure launched their RapidLEI brand in 2018 – a GLEIF-accredited Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) issuer disrupting the industry with their automatic issuance process. This innovation has seen RapidLEI outpace existing LEI issuers with 600% quarter-on-quarter growth of its customer base. The service is also available as an API, making it quick and easy for CIEL to incorporate the issuance process into their own online services.

CIEL will also be among the first Ubisecure partners later this year to offer ‘RtX’ – Right to Request and/or Represent. RtX combines CIAM and LEI technology to provide an advanced ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) solution. As the LEI identifies organisations, and Ubisecure’s Identity Platform manages the rights of Individuals associated with the organisation, together they form an Identity Provider (IdP) service that 3rd party service providers can connect to in order to check company identity and rights of individuals to represent or request on behalf of the company.

Dr Salah A. Rustum, President of CIEL, says, “I have been very impressed with Ubisecure’s dedication to innovation in the time that we’ve been working together, with RapidLEI and RtX further proving this commitment. CIEL and Ubisecure have a common goal – to enable secure transactions online and unleash the true potential of digital business. Extending our partnership to these new services will see us on the next step in that journey.”

Simon Wood, CEO at Ubisecure, says “CIEL has a wealth of experience in serving its customers with the most effective products to help companies secure and grow their online business, and we have already seen significant benefits of working together to provide their customers with CIAM solutions. I look forward to seeing what I know we can achieve together in this next stage of our collaboration.”



Founded in 1974, CIEL focuses exclusively on cyber security, establishing Global Trust on the net in the Lebanese market and the MENA Region, based on internationally accepted standards. The objective of CIEL is to improve the efficiency of the electronic communications and the provisions of quality products and services with an added value to resellers and end users. CIEL is the only local vendor with offices in Lebanon and among the first, if not the first provider, of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). CIEL is committed to addressing safety on the net in Lebanon and the Region. We focus on the needs of financial, government and educational institutions, as well as small companies with presence on the net, across all industries, as well as individual users seeking safety on the net.

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Ubisecure is accredited by the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) to issue Legal Entity Identifiers (LEI). RapidLEI is a Ubisecure service that automates the LEI lifecycle to deliver LEIs quickly and easily via its SaaS platform or API. As well as pioneering LEI automation, the company is a technology innovator and provides identity management software and cloud identity services that enable enterprises and governments to enhance customer experience, security and privacy through support for strong identities and management of customer identity data. Ubisecure also provides solutions to companies maintaining their own strong customer identities (such as banks and mobile network operators) to become Identity Providers (IdP) for strong authentication and federation services.

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