Red Dragon software is to sell software to the Syrian government, the software’s developer said on Friday.
Red Dragon software, a Syrian-developed software company, is to buy equipment for Syrian government security forces and will sell the equipment in Syria, developer Zainab al-Qassem told Reuters news agency.
Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan, reporting from Beirut, said the Syrian army would be using the software to protect itself against cyberattacks from the United States.
“It’s a matter of the Syrian state using its security services to protect its own,” he said.
“The Syrian state has a cyber defence capability and so it’s also using its own equipment.”
He added that the software will be used by Syrian army officers in the field to analyse data and to monitor and protect the Syrian computer network.
Syrian state media earlier on Friday quoted Qassem as saying the software would be sold to the government “on a monthly basis”.
The Syrian government has repeatedly accused the United Nations of interfering in its internal affairs.
The US has denied the accusations.
Earlier this month, the Syrian parliament voted to recognise the Syrian opposition and designated the National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces as a political entity.