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Cyber Security Solutions for Enterprises Launched by Bharti Airtel


Bharti Airtel Ltd recently dispatched a 'suite of cybersecurity solutions' for large, medium and small businesses as they move on to digital and cloud platforms, expanding the need to protect information from online attacks.

Airtel Secure, the suite, will have a security intelligence centre, a best in class infrastructure with admittance to cutting edge innovation and artificial intelligence tools. 

The telco has put about ₹100 crore in Airtel security intelligence centre situated in the National Capital region (NCR), the chief executive Gopal Vittal said in a press conference.

“… Cybersecurity 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 to deliver end-to-end managed security services," he added further. 

The telco has also collaborated with global firms Cisco, Radware, VMWare, and Forcepoint who will together give digital protection solutions under the product, Airtel Secure. 

Cisco's solutions will be accessible for enterprises just as governments.

The solutions under Airtel Secure have been 'beta tested' by 20 huge organizations who are now utilizing the security intelligence centre, Vittal stated, including later that the telco will soon begin building them for medium and small businesses with low spending plans.

“Smaller businesses may not have the budgets that larger companies do, so we are engineering a product portfolio that can be bundled for our smaller enterprises to protect their information as well," Vittal said. 

However, he included later that the whole portfolio of the security intelligence centre, in any case, can't be accessed by those with lower spending plans, yet they will hold of the essentials, like a 'secure internet, data and remote access'.

Bharti Airtel on cyber high alert - upgrades security measures


New Delhi: Bharti Airtel, India's major telecom service provider has upgraded it's cyber security to a higher threat level for the next week in the aftermath of various cyber attacks.


They have increased their SOC (System On Chip) to withstand upcoming attacks and are working on eliminating any vulnerability that could welcome an attack.

  "We have come across media reports on the potential surge in cyber-attacks such as DDoS, Malware attacks, and defacement of websites. We have also witnessed an increase in such Cyber activity during our security operations. These attacks threaten to not only disrupt critical business operations but also impact your brand’s reputation," Airtel said in communication with their many enterprises.

  Airtel that associates and work with half a million small-medium enterprises and 2000 large enterprises has communicated the security concern and requested them to take preventive measures as well.

And Airtel is not wrong in estimating the risk; CERT-In, cybersecurity agency warned of probable large scale phishing attacks.

  The odds are against Airtel as the current vista is not looking very hopeful against a massive cyber attack. Most of the employees are still working from home, lack of security training and a plethora of attacks has forced the organization into strengthening its cybersecurity.

  "Airtel has urged its customers to take proactive measures such as continuous monitoring of network traffic for all channels, which include email, the internet, and others. It has also asked enterprise customers to enable geo-location monitoring for traffic coming from neighboring countries", reports Cisco, Economic Times.
The company has put an advisory to its costumers and enterprises to upgrade all softwares and patches available and strengthen server and application infrastructure. The telecom operator has advised employees to install proper security measures like anti-virus and update patches as well as to be careful of phishing attacks.