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June 16, 2011

Sify Technologies Partners with Fortinet

By Deepika Mala, TMCnet Contributor


Sify Technologies Limited, a major player in enterprise network and data center services, has announced a partnership with Fortinet (News - Alert) to roll out an on-demand security solution for cloud computing customers and its Clean Connect service.

The services are designed to guarantee secure bandwidth and clean connectivity to their enterprise customers.

Fortinet is a premier network security provider and a worldwide leader of unified threat management solutions.

Sify, with Fortinet’s end-to-end virtualization functionality, available on the FortiGate integrated multi-threat security platforms, is able to provision security resources, on-demand, from a shared appliance while providing an unmatched range of security services quickly and easily to its customers.

Cloud computing customers, through Sify's (News - Alert) On-Demand Security solution, are provided with the ability to deploy the security layer on an on-demand basis, thereby providing complete end-to-end Opex-based services.

Company officials said that the solution allows customers to address data center requirements through virtualization and integrate private and public cloud services into a single infrastructure.

For customers subscribing to its dedicated Internet access services, Sify's Clean Connect services offer cloud-based UTM functionalities.

Enterprise administrators can define a set of custom security policies, including firewall and IPS policies, and Web filtering rules. These services help organizations comply with security standards relative to the cloud.

"Sify has effectively utilized Fortinet solutions' virtualization capabilities, allowing customization of security service offerings down to the individual customer level, which is so essential for multi-tenant environments," said Vishak Raman, Regional Director, SAARC & India, Fortinet, in a press release.

"We will continue to work closely with Sify to deliver best-in-class security services to enterprises and consumers." 

Cloud-hosting and service providers, with the help of Fortinet, are able to create secure cloud infrastructures and deliver cloud security services. To protect the confidentiality and integrity of their subscribers' data, and to create and deliver highly available, innovative cloud security services, Cloud service providers rely on Fortinet technology.

At Fortinet's inaugural VIP customer forum in Hong Kong, Sify Technologies received the 'Best Product Implementation Award'.

In related news, Sify Technologies has entered into a partnership with Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (News - Alert), the international wholesale arm of Deutsche Telekom.


Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.