Airtel and Cyber security company Radware entered into a partnership under which Airtel will offer Radware’s Cloud DDoS Protection, Cloud WAF, and Bot Manager cloud security services to enterprise customers.
Radware is a global leader of cybersecurity and application delivery solutions for physical, cloud, and software-defined data centers. Its award-winning solutions portfolio secures the digital experience by providing infrastructure, application, and corporate IT protection and availability services to enterprises globally.
The fact that Airtel offers for Radware’s Cloud DDoS Protection, Cloud WAF, and Bot Manager cloud security services to enterprise customers means the company is taking steps toward the future.
As part of the agreement, traffic from Airtel’s customers will be secured via a new India-based scrubbing service center, which is hosted by Airtel’s Nxtra Data.
Harmeen Mehta, CIO & Head of Cloud and Security business, Bharti Airtel said, “As businesses undergo digital transformation, their security requirements are also evolving given the ever changing, increasingly complex threats. We are delighted to partner with Radware and offer their solutions to customers in India as part of our Airtel Secure portfolio. We are also happy to host Radware’s new scrubbing center in India and the facility will bring new security capabilities to customers in the region.”
“Airtel serves businesses as an ISP, a data center operator, a mobile and telecom operator, and a managed security service provider, making them an ideal partner for us,” said Roy Zisapel, President and Chief Executive Officer for Radware. “Airtel’s comprehensive services and global customer footprint necessitate cloud security solutions that give their customers the flexibility, scalability, and visibility they need to grow and protect their businesses, no matter where they are. The partnership is a natural fit.”
Radware solutions for service providers transform carrier networks into more service-aware, resilient and cost-effective networks for their enterprise customers by delivering visibility, optimization, resilience, scalability, security and control to effectively manage IP services for Telecom Providers, Cable Multiple Systems Operators (MSOs), and Cloud Providers.
Airtel Inks A Deal With AWS
Early last month Airtel also stricks a deal with AWS to offer cloud solutions to business in India. Airtel serves over 2,500 large companies and more than a million emerging businesses with its product portfolio, including Airtel Cloud, a multi-cloud product and solutions business.
According to Harmeen Mehta, Chief Information Officer and Head Cloud and Security Business, Bharti Airtel at a virtual conference “As part of their cloud adoption journey, enterprises are looking for agility, faster migration from legacy systems, and want to work with trusted partners…this collaboration brings AWS, the world’s leading cloud platform, together with Airtel’s deep reach and proven expertise in handling network, data centers, security and cloud as an integrated solution.”
“The strategic collaboration between Airtel and AWS will offer a suite of cloud solutions to drive the digital transformation of businesses in India,” Mehta added.
Under the partnership, “Airtel Cloud will build an AWS Cloud Practice supported by AWS Professional Services, as well as develop differentiated Airtel Cloud products and capabilities, leveraging AWS services, Airtel’s data centre capabilities, and Airtel’s network and telecom offerings,” a joint statement by the companies said.
Airtel customers are expected to benefit from an integrated sales, consulting, and support approach from both companies, and improved security, scalability, and cloud management capabilities.
“Airtel Cloud will offer customers a range of AWS services, including Windows on AWS, SAP on AWS, VMware Cloud on AWS, database migration, and security and risk governance solutions,” the statement said.
In addition, Airtel Cloud will leverage AWS’ innovation and transformation services across analytics, data warehousing, Internet of Things (IoT), and machine learning (ML) to help customers adopt new services and migrate to the cloud from legacy infrastructures.
These deals enable Airtel to future-proof your business communications to accelerate your cloud journey by helping you design, architect, build, migrate, and manage workloads and applications. The partnership will enable Airtel and the cloud service to integrate their capabilities to offer customers cloud services on a large scale. Airtel serves over 2500 large companies and more than a million emerging businesses with its product portfolio, including Airtel Cloud.