ESDS cloud implements Palo Alto's firewalls for its data centres

ESDS cloud implements Palo Alto's firewalls for its data centres
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12 Nov, 2019

Mumbai-based enterprise cloud data centre solutions firm ESDS Software Solution has tied up with California-based cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks to enhance the security for its enterprise customers by providing next-generation virtual firewalls, the company said in a media statement.

ESDS claims that the partnership will enable the company to provide stability and greater availability apart from ensuring that any troubleshooting happens in one-third of the usual time to address issues.

ESDS has data centres in Mumbai and Nashik apart from offices in other cities across the country. The $2.2 billion Palo Alto is headed by Indian origin entrepreneur Nikesh Arora, who had previously worked with Google and SoftBank.

“Palo Alto Networks meets our needs from a security and operational standpoint, providing us excellent control over the applications and data hosted, and protection against both known and unknown threats, helping us enhance our growth capabilities while we embark on our digital transformation journey,” says Piyush Somani, founder, chairman and managing director of ESDS.

ESDS said that with the threat landscape evolving rapidly, the VM-Series firewall of Palo Alto is critical for securing ita deployments in private and public cloud environments. 

Somani added that the partnership has been well received by its customers, with around 20% of its clients having moved to the VM-Series firewalls with threat prevention.

According to the cloud data management firm, it looks to increase the coverage of Palo Alto to 100%.  

"Rest of the customers are also in the process of evaluating other products from Palo Alto Networks to bolster their security posture," Somani added.

Founded in 2005, ESDS has more than 310 banking and financial sector customers. The company claims that it has created a government community cloud that adheres to stringent compliance requirements and is audited by the Indian government.