Vodafone Idea launched ‘Vi Cloud Firewall’

Vi’s ( Vodafone Idea) enterprise arm Vi Business Monday launched a new security offering, ‘Vi Cloud Firewall.’ It is a cloud-deployed security solution for enterprises in partnership with Firstwave Cloud Technology.

First wave Cloud Technology helped design Vi Cloud Firewalls for Vi’s OpenStack RedHat Cloud environment, managed using Firewave’s (CCSP) Cloud Content Security Platform. The Firewall solution is powered by Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Virtual Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) technology, as per an official statement.

The new security offering comes with new firewall features like a gateway, antivirus, DDoS protection, secure VPN, data loss prevention, content filtering, and real-time intelligence.

The statement added the deployment of this network-based solution would require zero Capex, zero-touch. It will eliminate the need for an on-premise infrastructure for enterprises to set up and run.

“Vi Cloud Firewall is a subscription-based flexible solution that offers ease of business operations, connectivity, and security for businesses across domains. With the launch of Vi Cloud Firewall, Vi Business has taken another significant step towards providing integrated and comprehensive connectivity and security solutions to our enterprise customers,” said Abhijit Kishore, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Vodafone Idea Limited.

“Businesses in India can now take full advantage of Vi’s SaaS-based cybersecurity services, which are initiated with cloud firewalls and in the future Web security and Email, delivered by Vi’s phenomenal network and using the FirstWave’s Cloud Content Security Platform. The FirstWave team is committed and excited to support Vi Business in this journey,” added Neil Pollock, CEO, FirstWave Cloud Technology.

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

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