SLT emphasis on its state-of-the-art managed security as-a-service to protect enterprises from cyber threats

Today, businesses have every reason to be concerned about the rising threats faced in the connected environment. Therefore, it is important for organizations to seriously consider cyber security as a part of their core-businesses. By focusing on technology powered innovation, businesses need to maintain sustainable risk management actions against the evolving threats in the business landscape. A number of high profile attacks including ransomware attacks and hacking incidents have occurred in the recent past, mainly because of enterprise security breaches. Similar incidents can happen to anyone, at any time. Defending businesses against internet based threats is increasingly complex as internet hosted malware becomes ever more sophisticated. Failure to adequately protect businesses could lead to loss of data, valuable information, revenue, brand reputation and customer loyalty and confidence. “We are always vigilant and have closely looked at how cybercrime is evolving, who these ruthless criminals are, and how to fight back and be protected. So, it’s time to look differently at cyber security: move beyond the jargon and understand the real risks of the digital world. The hard reality is that all firms face cyber attacks. Any business is a potential target. Therefore, those in leadership in organizations need to analyze the possible threat of cyber security, when they are in the boardrooms to prepare strategic and business plans. Decisions to adopt enterprise level managed security services are essential to survive, without getting into more trouble and ensuring that as much security as possible is provided to every organization to provide high quality services, without interruption to their own customers”, said Mr. M.I.Deen, Deputy Chief Enterprise & Wholesale Officer of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT),  the National ICT solutions provider, that has earned the reputation of being highly focused on offering the best in security solutions along with network services at value for money. In this information society, Information security risk factors are crucial for business continuity. Loss of sensitive information or any data breach may lead to loss of competitive advantage and loss of customer confidence. Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks, malware, and other cyber-attacks may damage systems, processors and company reputation. Unfortunately, such cyber-security incidents are becoming more and more common, increasing in frequency and intensity, and the need for enhanced levels of sophistication in information security systems is of paramount importance today. It is within this backdrop that the SLT Enterprise Solutions arm has strengthened their team of experts in SLT to support businesses with state-of-the-art managed security solutions. The company’s international collaborations and partnerships have made it possible to bring powerful managed security as-a-service solutions to enterprise businesses. Over many years, Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), has joined hands with Fortinet, the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions and Arbor Network, the security division of NETSCOUT, one of the world’s leading provider of DDoS protection in the enterprise, carrier and mobile market segments, to boost next generation managed security services to business organizations. As a result, SLT’s Managed Security Services provide a multifunctional solution for large, medium and small enterprises in Sri Lanka. The company’s security experts are constantly watching, learning, predicting and responding to threats to protect the organization and its customers. Therefore, without any doubt, business organizations can rely on SLT’s Managed Security Services to protect their businesses by minimizing future threats. In order to ensure service levels (SLAs) within the organization, SLT has established an Information Security Management System (ISMS) covering internal audits and activities such as vulnerability assessment of critical services, penetration testing, compromise assessment, and security architecture reviews, which are conducted on a regular basis to ensure compliance with ISO 27001 standard. Furthermore, the company will take remedial actions for any identified vulnerabilities. SLT’s managed security solutions portfolio includes Managed Firewall, DDoS Protection and Managed Firewall Advanced services. These services are able to be monitored remotely without any geographical or time restrictions. Through the Managed Firewall solutions, enterprise networks are able to protect themselves from various external or internal illegal attempts. Managed Firewall features integrated security intelligence with Unified Threat Management profiles including antimalware protection,   data leak prevention, intrusion prevention, web filtering and application control. Managed Firewall is provided with high availability, and high performance with easy management. Customer Active Directory can be integrated with Managed Firewall and customers are given the opportunity to administrate with a set of customized security rules up to user levels. The new product ‘Managed Firewall Advanced’ is a bundled feature ,providing all advanced features at an affordable price. DDoS attacks can quickly incapacitate a targeted business, creating revenue loss, productivity loss and reputation damage. SLT DDoS Protection Service provides the detection and mitigation of Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks, protecting the enterprise networks and ensuring the customer bandwidth is available for legitimate traffic. For customers, there will be no initial investment for these managed security products, whilst also minimizing the risk of security breaches, improving productivity and helping to eliminate CAPEX investment for firewalls. SLT’s experts conduct centralized management and monitoring of its 24/7 support service and service assurance to help maintain all customer networks, which is an unmatched, unique feature offered by SLT Enterprise Solutions. SLT Managed Security Services are aimed at equipping local small, medium & large enterprises with the full range of ICT solutions to help succeed in the global arena. SLT brings the best technology to help future-proof investments of enterprises while maximising protection. 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 offer businesses the assurance that business’ mission critical communication infrastructure is safe under SLT’s expertise. With SLT Manage Security services, customers can concentrate more on their core businesses while SLT manage security services take care of customer’s security concerns.

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