Bharti Airtel last week announced that it will use Cisco’s advanced solutions for enterprises based on Cisco Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) technology. The solution will enable large and small businesses to accelerate the digital transformation for their customers and allow organisations to deliver applications to users with greater visibility, security, and performance.
Cisco’s SD-WAN solution allows enterprises to design, deploy, configure, migrate, and manage their WAN infrastructure while rapidly adapting to the real-time demands of their cloud computing, mobility, and digitization initiatives.
Airtel Intelligent VPN solution is an automated and centrally managed SD-WAN offering available to Airtel’s customer base across India including full functionality of Cisco SD-WAN. The offering includes intelligent dynamic routing, optimized multi-cloud connectivity, integrated security, and visibility into applications and performance all on a SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) architecture.
Cisco SD-WAN will securely connect any user to any application to enable the best user experience and help deliver business agility and secure access to applications across multiple clouds. Airtel’s new managed solution leverages the experience and expertise of Airtel and Cisco in building highly secure next-generation networks offering cost-effective, on-demand connectivity to customers.
“Secure, on-demand connectivity is a key requirement for businesses in today’s digital-first environment. We are happy to deepen our long-standing engagement with Cisco to serve customers’ requirement by bringing together the strengths of both the companies,” said Ajay Chitkara, Director and CEO – Airtel Business. “Our collaboration with Cisco is aligned towards a future of agile and digitalized businesses, supporting customers with the infrastructure required to create the best user experiences. We believe that this will further fortify our position in India and help us enhance the customer journey with innovative solutions,” he added.