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Vodafone Idea enterprise arm launches cloud firewall solution

Vodafone Idea enterprise arm launches cloud firewall solution
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7 Jun, 2021

Vi Business, the enterprise services division of telecom giant Vodafone Idea, has launched a cloud deployed security solution dubbed Vi Cloud Firewall. The solution has been developed in collaboration with Australian security technology firm Firstwave Cloud Technology. 

FirstWave has helped Vi Business design cloud firewalls engineered for Vi’s OpenStack RedHat cloud environment and will be managed by FirstWave’s cloud content security platform, the company said a statement on Monday. 

At the core of the solution, it will be powered by Palo Alto Networks’ VM-Series of Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW), the company said. The firewall will come with features such as gateway anti-virus, DDoS protection, content filtering, real-time intelligence and secure VPN, among other solutions. 

“Vi Cloud Firewall is a flexible subscription-based solution offering ease of business operations, connectivity and security for businesses across domains,” said Abhijit Kishore, chief enterprise business officer, Vodafone Idea. 

Some of the advantages, the company said, are zero capex, zero touch along with the elimination of any on-premise infrastructure for enterprises to set up and run. The solution will also not require an infrastructure upgrade or dependence on internal IT teams.

Vodafone Idea will target the verticals of BFSI, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, education, among others with the solution. 

“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,” said Neil Pollock, CEO of FirstWave Cloud.