Airtel ties up with Symantec for cyber security solutions
India’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel today announced a partnership with Symantec Corp to provide cyber security solutions to businesses in India.
The strategic alliance comes amid a spike in cyber attacks over the past few months, including incidents like Petya and WannaCry that disrupted systems across the world.
Some of the biggest corporations, including Russia’s largest oil company Rosneft, Ukraine’s international airport, shipping firm AP Moller-Maersk, and advertising giant WPP had come under the cyberattack in June this year.
Companies, big and small, are now prioritising IT security related investments in a bid to fortify their operations in the current threat landscape. The prevention of online threats has become even more critical given the increased digitisation and adoption of digital payments in India.
“We are seeing an unprecedented levels of cyber crime and cyber attacks at the moment,” Symantec CEO Greg Clark said pointing to “audacity and boldness” of cyber criminals to unleash such attacks.