Today, Airtel revealed their business cybersecurity option Airtel Secure, in collaboration with Cisco, VMware, Radware and Forcepoint. The company claims that this security module is India’s most advanced cyber security option. India ranks second in the list of largest Internet markets and is also ranked fifth among the rankings of cyber-fraud and security breaches. The company will keep the security services highly automated. The company plans to roll out the services for businesses in all sectors and all sizes.
As businesses shift online for their storage and services, the chances of data breach and frauds increase several times. With the help of Radware, the company earlier started a global data scrubbing centre in India. This will help clear out malicious content at the source. Airtel has also setup its Security Intelligence Centre in the National Capital Region to offer round-the-clock tracking services to all it’s customers. Airtel and Cisco have offered solutions to secure applications and Cloud services. Airtel will also have access to monitoring and analysis services being offered by Cisco.
“Airtel will now be able to help customers streamline operations with integrated threat and security management through Cisco’s security portfolio. Delivered as managed security services (MSS), these offerings will benefit Airtel’s enterprise as well as small business customers, allowing customers to reduce their technology-capex investment and maximise efficiency“, said Chuck Robbins, CEO & President, Cisco. Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO Airtel said,”At Airtel, we constantly ask our customers what more we can do to help them in their digital transformation journeys. Through these conversations, we have heard that cyber security is a critical requirement. Airtel Secure has been built to serve this need. It combines Airtel’s robust network security with cutting-edge solutions delivered through global partnerships so as to deliver end-to-end managed security services.”
Airtel stated that a few companies such as Flipkart and Havells, have already availed the services. The security system is now live and available in India to all Airtel Business Users, government included.