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Chennai, NFAPost: With accelerated growth in digital, work from home, workloads migrating to cloud, has led to a strong need of reliable security solutions for day-to-day functioning of enterprises. Sensing the criticality to secure the business risks of its customers, Vi Business, the enterprise arm of Vodafone Idea Ltd. (VIL), has strengthened its security portfolio with the launch of Vi Cloud Firewall, a cloud-deployed security solution
for enterprises.

Continuing its collaborative strategy, Vi Business has partnered with leading security technology provider Firstwave Cloud Technology to introduce Vi Cloud Firewall for the modern business needs.

FirstWave Cloud Technology has helped
design innovative multi-tenant and dedicated Vi Cloud Firewalls engineered for Vi’s OpenStack RedHat cloud environment and managed using FirstWave’s Cloud Content Security Platform (CCSP).

The Firewall solution is powered by Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Virtual Next- Generation Firewall (NGFW) technology,
one of the market leaders.

Vi Cloud Firewall comes with next-generation firewall features like gateway ant-virus, DDoS protection, secure VPN, data loss prevention, content filtering, real-time intelligence, amongst others. This cost-effective, flexible and network-based solution involves zero capex, zero-touch and eliminates the need of any on premise infrastructure for enterprises to set up and run. It is a one-stop single solution that provides faster turnaround with scalability
options, without infrastructure upgrade, completely managed services with no dependence on internal IT teams.

Introducing the security solution, Vodafone Idea Limited Chief Enterprise Business Officer Abhijit Kishore said as enterprises accelerate digital adoption and respond to the dynamic environment, they are also looking to build scalable IT and Security capabilities.

“Migrating to cloud applications and protection against possible security threats is amongst the top priorities for large and small businesses alike. Vi Cloud Firewall is a flexible subscription based solution offering ease of business operations, connectivity and security for businesses across domains,” said Abhijit Kishore.

With the launch of Vi Cloud Firewall, Abhijit Kishore said Vi Business has taken another significant step towards providing comprehensive and integrated connectivity and security solutions to its enterprise customers.

Commenting on the partnership, FirstWave Cloud Technology CEO Neil Pollock said Firstwave is delighted to partner with Vi Business to launch the innovative Vi Next Generation Cloud Firewall that is integral to Vi Business secure internet portfolio.

“Teams from both Vi Business and FirstWave Cloud have worked tirelessely over the last several
months to bring this innovation to Vi Business customers. Businesses in India can now take advantage of Vi’s SaaS based cybersecurity services, starting with cloud firewalls and in the future Email and Web security, delivered via Vi’s incredible network and using FirstWave’s CCSP platform. The FirstWave team is excited and committed to support Vi Business in this journey,” said Neil Pollock.

With Vi Cloud Firewall, enterprises and businesses across BFSI, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail, Travel, Logistics, Real Estate, NBFC, Education etc. can benefit from the best security practices maintained by accredited security professionals and 24×7 monitoring and measurement.

Vodafone Idea Limited is an Aditya Birla Group and Vodafone Group partnership. It is India’s leading telecom
service provider. The Company provides pan India Voice and Data services across 2G, 3G and 4G platform. Besides supporting the growing demand for data and voice, the company is committed to deliver delightful customer experiences and contribute towards creating a truly ‘Digital India’ by enabling millions of citizens to connect and build a better tomorrow.

The Company is developing infrastructure to introduce newer and smarter technologies, making both retail and enterprise customers future ready with innovative offerings, conveniently accessible through an ecosystem of digital channels as well as extensive on-ground presence. T

FirstWave Cloud Technology Ltd (FirstWave) is an ASX-listed, Australian-headquartered global cybersecurity company, which has been delivering Cybersecurity-as-a-service solutions to the market since 2004. Today, FirstWave is present on five continents. At the heart of FirstWave is its unique and proprietary technology – the
Cloud Content Security Platform (CCSP). The cloud platform enables service providers and telco partners to
deliver a comprehensive range of security services to their customers from a single platform ‘as-a-Service’.

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