Tata Communications’ launches Internet Clean Pipe – a comprehensive secure internet solution for Small & Medium Enterprises

Service ensures optimal utilization of purchased bandwidth by eliminating unwanted traffic, besides doing away with on-premise internet security hardware and software related investment.

Mumbai, – September 22, 2009 – Combining its next generation managed security solutions with superior internet leased line products, Tata Communications Ltd., a leading provider of a new world of communications, today said it has launched its “Internet Clean Pipe Solution” for the small and medium business segments. The solution ensures clean internet traffic by eliminating malware, spam and virus without the customer having to incur capital expenditure on security hardware. This solution is the first of its kind by an internet service provider (ISP) in India. The initial demand from customers for the solution has been very encouraging and sales for this solution are expected to ramp up rapidly.

Internet traffic contains data flows and traffic like spyware, malware, worms, trojans, and virus, which besides compromising the data security of the organization, also chokes the available bandwidth. Tata Communications’ Internet Clean Pipe solution protects companies at the core-network layer. This service utilizes a network based all-in one Fortinet Unified Threat Management device which includes anti-virus, anti-spam, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention and web filtering capabilities, under which the internet traffic is checked for vulnerabilities before it enters the customer’s premise, thereby ensuring optimal utilization of bandwidth purchased without any unwanted traffic This also eliminates the need for investment in security hardware and costs associated with maintenance and management. The Customers gain peace of mind and are fully confident that their bandwidth is utilized for genuine purposes only. Available 24x7x365, the Internet Clean Pipe solution provides users with multiple bandwidth speed options backed by best-in-class Service Level Agreements (SLAs) guaranteeing better network uptime, zero latency and packet drop amongst many other advantages.

“Data security is a prime concern for organizations given the serious security threats that exists in today’s environment. Tata Communications’ Internet Clean Pipe Solution is a high speed Internet solution built on a global Tier-1 IP backbone that offers sophisticated security options that have been simplified for use by our customers. We have endeavored to reduce the complexity of the security, de-risk it for our clients and make it easy to manage with meaningful services levels – we manage it all for our customers. ” Sunil Joshi, President, Enterprise Business Unit, Tata Communications said.