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SLT Forays into Managed Security Service.

  • Customers to benefit from SLT’s service expertise combined with Fortinet’s ’Managed Firewall‘ and ’Email Security‘ and Arbor Networks’ ’DDoS protection service’

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), has joined hands with Fortinet, the global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions provider and Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, one of the world’s leading providers of DDoS protection in the enterprise, carrier and mobile market segments to boost the Next Generation Managed security services to business organizations. SLT’s Managed Security Services provide a multifunctional solution for Large, Medium and Small enterprises in Sri Lanka.

“As Information Security Threats are complex, ever evolving, and heavily on the rise in the business world, the need for a multifunctional network security structure is of paramount importance for any enterprise.” said M.I. Deen, GM-Enterprise Solution of SLT. Adding further he said, “Being the National ICT solutions provider, SLT is highly focused to offer the best in security solutions, and complements the network services on offer, to provide an end to end cost effective and secured connection to the customer. The managed firewall service and DDOS protection service are extended to present and new SLT customers having an internet link. Furthermore email security is provided from the cloud based system to customer having an email system which is either on or off premises. Once registered for this service the customer can seamlessly operate and manage his firewall over a portal along with management reporting and analytics features. SLT Managed Security offers boosts by adding three products to its managed security service portfolio; Managed Firewall, which provides the protection to Enterprise networks; Email Security, which provides the Gateway Email security to Enterprise Networks and DDoS Protection Service which protects the Enterprise network from Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks. Each product can be monitored using the portal, which can be securely accessed via the Internet link, which is at the customer premises.

Managed Firewall - SLT Managed Firewall helps eliminate threats before they reach Corporate networks with comprehensive protection. It minimizes risk of security breaches, improves productivity and helps eliminate CAPEX investment. It also features integrated Security Intelligence with UTM profiles, high performance with easy management, administration logging and monitoring via Portal access. For SLT managed firewall systems there is no initial investment for customers. Business organizations could experience a clear advantage by utilizing local bandwidth and getting clean pipe with a high redundant and scalable security structure.

Email Security - Email is a critical element in the competitive functionality of any organisation or business, most of the time it is the driving force of day-to-day activities in most organisations. E-mail Security Service provides the collective measures used to secure the access and content of an email account or service. The Service allows the Customer to protect the overall access to one or more email addresses/accounts by filtering incoming/outgoing emails as per collective measures in order to prevent unwanted/harmful emails. A Customers’ Email server can be anywhere in the world and they would not essentially need to have an SLT Internet link to experience the service.

DDoS Protection Service - Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are a growing-threat to the businesses worldwide. A DDoS attack is a multitude of compromised systems attacking a single target, thereby causing denial of service for users of the targeted system. DDoS attacks can quickly incapacitate a targeted business, creating revenue loss, loss of productivity and reputation damage. DDoS attacks degrade Internet systems by overwhelming servers, network links, and network devices (routers, firewalls, etc.) with bogus traffic. ’DDoS Protection Service‘ provides the detection and mitigation of DDoS attacks, protecting the Enterprise network at Gateway level, ensuring the customer bandwidth is available for legitimate traffic.

Samuel Sathyajith, Country Manager - India and SAARC region of Arbor Networks says “Our best in class DDoS detection and mitigation capabilities make us the DDoS protection solution of choice for Sri Lanka Telecom. With the scale and sophistication of today’s attacks, service providers must offer their customers comprehensive safeguards. Sri Lanka Telecom managed DDoS protection services backed by Arbor Networks technology and threat intelligence, does exactly that."

Commenting on this potent partnership with Sri Lanka Telecom, Rajesh Maurya, Regional Director, India and SAARC at Fortinet said “Fortinet and Sri Lanka Telecom have a common goal – to provide the best security technologies customers need to protect and grow their businesses. As SLT ventures into Managed Security Services, they needed a security partner to help them to protect customers against today’s evolving threat landscape without adding complexity or slowing down networks. Their extensive experience in communication networks, expert workforce and now their intelligence-driven managed security services powered by Fortinet’s Security Fabric means their customers are in safe hands.”

SLT will also provide 24/7 support and service assurance to help maintain all customer networks.

SLT Managed Security Services are aimed at equipping local small, medium and large enterprises with the full range of ICT solutions to help succeed in the global arena. Speed, connectivity and security are key demands businesses make and SLT’s wide portfolio of services is perfectly poised to meet and exceed these expectations. SLT’s rich portfolio of flexible hosting solutions offers businesses the assurance that their mission critical communication infrastructure is safe under SLT’s expertise.