Thursday, April 24, 2008

Tata Communications Introduces Global Suite of Security Services

Tata Communications (NYSE:TCL), a leading provider of the new world of communications, announced today the launch of a robust suite of security services designed to protect the applications, IT systems and networks that power its customers' critical business infrastructures. The high-quality, cost-effective security services, which include premise and managed services as well as professional services, enables Tata Communications to provide its customers with security solutions on a global basis.

Tata Communications delivers a full range of monitored and managed security solutions that are backed by aggressive performance-based Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The services are overseen by an experienced, globally distributed support team using state-of-the-art systems, processes and tools. Tata Communications' wide range of supported vendors and solutions, combined with its globally consistent and efficient service delivery model, meets the security needs for businesses.

"Research by our global network of strategic partners shows that security risks continue to increase dramatically. As attacks continue to grow in complexity, effective solutions must integrate multi-dimensionally across different categories of security infrastructure, take on global visibility of incidents and events, and build upon best-available real-time intelligence," said John Landau, Senior Vice President, Global Managed Services, Tata Communications. "Tata Communications has assembled extraordinary expertise and purposefully designed its defense-in-depth services suite to address this concerning trend. We are strongly positioned to support our customers as they recognize the requirement to move beyond simple point security solutions towards globally consistent integrated threat management solutions."

Tata Communications' focus on managed services allows enterprises to reduce costs by outsourcing the increasingly difficult and expensive task of both monitoring and managing their security infrastructure, while simultaneously delivering higher levels of coverage and protection. The suite of security services, which includes managed and monitored Firewalls and Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances, Intrusion Detection and Prevention systems, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Detection and Mitigation, and Penetration Testing, offers customers proactive detection and evaluation of information security threats, accompanied by swift incident response and remediation actions. Evaluation and response is based on Tata Communications' sophisticated real time security incident and event analysis, which draws upon a global base of current activity and trends.

"It is hard to predict when a new problem with security is going to arise. Service providers offering managed security services have a better view on the threat landscape and more data points then any individual enterprise can have access to on its own," said Rob Ayoub, Industry Manager - North America Information & Communication Technologies for Frost & Sullivan. "Tata Communications combines security with telecommunications services on a global basis, operating in more than 100 countries. This sets the company apart from others and allows it to offer simplicity for multi-national companies looking to rely on a small core of service providers."

By combining third party expertise with core security competencies, Tata Communications has assembled a suite of services robust enough to meet the needs of multinationals and global enterprises, yet priced to be accessible to small and medium sized enterprises. Additionally, Tata Communications' services enable enterprise customers worldwide to enhance the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their applications, information assets and systems, while managing their regulatory, compliance and IT governance requirements.

"Tata Communications' customers are running their businesses on cutting-edge IP solutions, with security management being a paramount concern," stated Vinod Kumar, President of Global Data and Mobility Solutions, Tata Communications. "As one of the world's largest global network operators, our company is committed to meet our customers' unique infrastructure needs, allowing them to focus on running their businesses. Our delivery of these world-class managed security solutions is now providing our customers with the ability to reliably secure their critical business networks and applications."

Global enterprises look to Tata Communications to reduce the complexities of information and network security, while meeting key governance benchmarks. Tata Communications' MSS are delivered in accordance with ITIL guidelines, and the company is in progress of attaining ISO27001 certification in May 2008. Tata Communications' experience and range of risk and security solutions help clients secure business operations and maintain regulatory compliance across the globe.

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