Pune: Telecommunications services provider Airtel and global cyber security company Symantec Corp on Monday announced a strategic partnership to serve the growing cyber security requirements of businesses, providing protection and prevention of online threats.
Under the terms of the agreement, Airtel will be the exclusive ‘Cyber Security Services’ partner for Symantec in India and will distribute Symantec’s enterprise security software. According to an official, they aim to leverage Airtel’s strength in India’s business to business (B2B) segment, helping them address the challenges of cloud generation with innovative Integrated Cyber Defense Platform.
“As Indian enterprises embrace cloud applications and infrastructure, they require security technologies built for this new cloud-based environment to gain the upper hand on adversaries. The partnership will give customers stronger protection and prevention, greater visibility and better control of critical assets, users and data,” he stated. The service will prepare organisations for every stage of the attack life-cycle through global Threat Intelligence Services, Managed Security Services, Incident Response Services and Cyber Skills Development Services to protect organisations from internal and external attacks.
MD and CEO (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel, Gopal Vittal said, “Increasingly sophisticated cyber threats with a potential to disrupt business continuity are the new normal in today’s digitally connected world. Enterprises need to guard against these emerging threats and Airtel, with its experience in serving businesses with integrated connectivity solutions, is uniquely positioned to serve them.”
Symantec’s CEO Greg Clark said, “The threat environment is more dangerous and complex than ever. With this partnership, under one service level agreement, Indian organisations can bolster their cyber defense and respond to new threats as they emerge at a significantly lower operational cost.”