- First Global Service Provider From India to Achieve Cisco Powered
Status for Managed Security Services
MUMBAI, India, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - Tata Communications a leading provider of
a new world of communications, announced today that it has been awarded the
Cisco(R) Powered Managed Firewall, Managed IDS/IPS, Managed Internet and
Managed MPLS VPN service designations.
By meeting all necessary criteria to achieve certification as a Cisco
Managed Services Channel Partner (MSCP) worldwide, Tata Communications has
taken another key step in demonstrating its commitment to service excellence
and global managed service leadership.
Managed Services Channel Partner status comes with a Cisco Powered
Managed Services designation, which indicates that the service has been
designed to meet rigorous requirements that are based on the highest level of
customer value, industry standards for service delivery, and Cisco's benchmark
for quality. Cisco Powered Managed Service designation requirements are based
on the Information Technology Infrastructure Library(R) (ITIL) framework of
best practices as well as market and industry requirements.
"We are extremely pleased to receive this recognition from Cisco," said
John Landau, Senior VP, Global Managed Services for Tata Communications.
"Receiving the Cisco Powered Managed Service designations not only validates
the high standards Tata Communications places on delivering our managed
services, but is also a testament to our ability to provide high value
services to global enterprises."
"The market is moving toward the broad adoption of managed services as
companies are shifting from managing their own IT infrastructure to buying
technology as a service," said Rajesh Chainani, Vice President, Service
Provider, Cisco India & SAARC. "With Cisco Powered Managed Service
designations, Tata Communications has made an investment in obtaining the
training, skills and knowledge necessary to play a pivotal role in meeting
this increasing demand."
Tata Communications participated in an audit of its network operations
center as a part of the Managed Service Channel Program process. The Cisco
Powered Managed Service designations recognize Tata Communications' work to
acquire the resources and establish the procedures to deploy, control, and
support its managed services. Customers look to the Cisco Powered brand to
signal a predictable, globally-consistent and seamless service delivery
throughout the entire lifecycle of their IT systems.
"Delivering reliable, SLA-backed solutions that satisfy our customers'
combined business and technical requirements is our utmost priority,"
continued Mr. Landau. "The Cisco Powered brand provides Tata Communications
Customers with confidence that they can purchase robust, rigorously managed
network and security services from Tata Communications as an alternative to
directly acquiring the hardware and assembling the 7x24x365 skilled staff
required to operate it."
The Cisco Powered Managed Service designations and its participation in
the Managed Services Channel Program are Tata Communications' latest
milestones in its overall commitment to standards-based service delivery. Tata
Communications is a Cisco Certified TelePresence Connection Service Provider,
and in June, Tata Communications attained the International Organization for
Standardization (ISO) 20000 and 27001 certification for its Managed Hosting,
Managed Storage Services, Hosted Messaging Services, along with its Data
Centers. Additionally, the company's Managed Security Operations Center
recently achieved ISO 27001 certification and renewed its ISO 14001
For more information on Tata Communications' suite of managed service
solutions, visit http://www.tatacommunications.com.
About Tata Communications
Tata Communications, a member of the $62.5 billion Tata Group, is a
leading global provider of a new world of communications. The emerging markets
communications leader leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain
expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions
to multi-national and Indian enterprises, service providers and Indian
Tata Communications' range of services include transmission, IP,
converged voice, mobility, managed network connectivity, hosting and storage,
managed security, managed collaboration and business transformation for global
enterprises and service providers, as well as Internet, retail broadband and
content services for Indian consumers. The Tata Global Network encompasses one
of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks, a Tier-1 IP
network, with connectivity to more than 200 countries across 300 PoPs, and
more than 1 million square feet of data center and co-location facilities.
Tata Communications' unique emerging market depth and breadth of reach
includes a national fiber backbone network and access to network in over 60
cities and 125 PoPs in India, strategic investments in South African converged
services operator, Neotel, Sri Lanka and Nepal and, subject to fulfillment of
conditions precedent, a 50% ownership in China Enterprise Communications (CEC)
providing full country VPN coverage in China.
Servicing customers from its offices in over 80 cities in 40 countries,
Tata Communications is the number one global international wholesale voice
operator and number one provider of international long distance, enterprise
data and Internet services in India, the Company was named "Best Wholesale
Carrier" at the World Communications Awards in 2006, "Best Pan-Asian Wholesale
Provider" at the 2006 and 2007 Capacity Magazine Global Wholesale
Telecommunications Awards and was awarded "Best Progress in Emerging Markets"
at the 2008 Mobile Communication Awards.
Tata Communications Limited along with its global subsidiaries, (Tata
Communications), is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock
Exchange of India and its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Forward-looking and cautionary statements
Certain words and statements in this release concerning Tata
Communications and its prospects, and other statements, including those
relating to Tata Communications' expected financial position, business
strategy, the future development of Tata Communications' operations, and the
general economy in India, are forward-looking statements. Such statements
involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including
financial, regulatory and environmental, as well as those relating to industry
growth and trend projections, which may cause actual results, performance or
achievements of Tata Communications, or industry results, to differ materially
from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The
important factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements
to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, among
others, failure to increase the volume of traffic on Tata Communications'
network; failure to develop new products and services that meet customer
demands and generate acceptable margins; failure to successfully complete
commercial testing of new technology and information systems to support new
products and services, including voice transmission services; failure to
stabilize or reduce the rate of price compression on certain of the company's
communications services; failure to integrate strategic acquisitions and
changes in government policies or regulations of India and, in particular,
changes relating to the administration of Tata Communications' industry; and,
in general, the economic, business and credit conditions in India. Additional
factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ
materially from such forward-looking statements, many of which are not in Tata
Communications' control, include, but are not limited to, those risk factors
discussed in Tata Communications' various filings with the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at
http://www.sec.gov. Tata Communications is under no obligation to, and
expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking
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