Cyber Security gets a new boost up this season. With the hook up of Bharti Airtel and Cyber Security provider Symantec, the leading of the carrier of the country will be offering security solutions to companies, start ups, and government organizations, exclusively in India.
This strategic partnership will further help to strengthen Airtel’s business enterprise, which right now has a turnover of Rs 11,000 crore.
Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO (India & South Asia) of Bharti Airtel have detected the sophisticated forms of Cyber threats, which has all the potentiality to impede business in this digitally connected world. He added that “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”.
What is the need for such a step?
The partnership has been mainly done owing to the fact that within the last few years, the world has witnessed the scale and frequency of cyber attacks, largely increasing ever than before.
The scene is no less in India, where the Andhra Pradesh police authorities reported certain cases of ransomware during the attack by Wannacry, followed by a larger threat by Petya, which had impacted the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
Symantec, the company which is globally acclaimed for blocking about 1 billion cyber attack attempts from Wannacry and Petya , had actually felt a large possibility in India, where cashless financial transactions through mobile phones are always on the rise. Also, that the country was amongst the larger contributors to the $100 billion global enterprise security market, increases the potentiality for investment as stated by Symantec’s CEO Greg Clark.
Lastly, Clark regarded that companies can augment their cyber defense and respond to new threats as they emerge at a significantly lower operational cost. According to him, “The threat environment is more dangerous and complex than ever. The partnership between Airtel and Symantec presents massive value to businesses in India”.