Tata Communications Positioned in the Challengers Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services

    Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

    MUMBAI, April 30 /CNW/ - Tata Communications, a leading provider of a new
world of communications, today announced it has been positioned by industry
analyst firm Gartner, Inc. in the Challengers quadrant of its "Magic Quadrant
for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) in North America" report.(1)
The Magic Quadrant evaluates MSSPs such as Tata Communications on completeness
of vision and ability to execute, and uses selection criteria based on service
and product capabilities and other factors.
    "In just one year, we have launched and scaled our managed security
services business, and are now focused on meeting the highest expectations
that our customers have from us, and validating our customers' choice of Tata
Communications as their choice for managed security services for their sites
in developed and emerging markets worldwide," said John Landau, senior vice
president of Global Managed Services for Tata Communications. "We believe that
our placement in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services
reflects the trust that our customers have placed in Tata Communications and
its ability to deliver world-class security services."
    The Gartner Magic Quadrant is widely recognized as one of the most
influential reports for enterprises seeking to evaluate managed security
service vendors. It evaluates vendors according to ability to execute -
including overall viability, product capabilities, quality, feature sets,
skills, market responsiveness and track record - as well as the completeness
of vision, which includes innovation and product strategy among other
    Tata Communications' focus on managed security services allows
enterprises to reduce costs by outsourcing the increasingly difficult and
expensive task of both monitoring and managing their security infrastructure,
while simultaneously delivering higher levels of coverage and protection. The
suite of security services, which includes managed and monitored Firewalls and
Unified Threat Management (UTM) systems, Intrusion Detection and Prevention
systems, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Detection and Mitigation,
Vulnerability Management, email security and filtering, and Penetration
Testing, offers customers proactive detection and evaluation of information
security threats, accompanied by swift incident response and remediation
    The services are overseen by an experienced, globally distributed support
team using state-of-the-art systems, processes and tools. Tata Communications'
wide range of supported vendors and solutions, combined with its globally
consistent and efficient service delivery model, meets the security needs of
    For more information on Tata Communications' MSS offering visit:

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    About the Magic Quadrant

    The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 16th April 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is
reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a
marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis
of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as
defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service
depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select
only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is
intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to
action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to
this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose.

    1. Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America" by Kelly M.
Kavanagh, John Pescatore, April 16, 2009.

    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 centre and colocation 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 fulfilment 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 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. (NYSE:   TCL)

    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

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: S Ravindran, Tata
Communications, +91-9223306610, ravindran.s@tatacommunications.com; Abhishek
Prakash, Tata Communications, +65-9728-3020,
abhishek.prakash@tatacommunications.com; Media Agency, STC Associates, (646)
214-6545, kristen@stcassociates.com

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