India’s Airtel to use Cisco’s managed SD-WAN and SASE

India’s Airtel to use Cisco’s managed SD-WAN and SASE

India’s second-largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel has expanded its relationship with Cisco to bring secure access service edge (SASE) capabilities to its Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) customers.

The new connectivity solution announced by the telco will allow businesses, regardless of their size, to boost digital transformation for their customers. Further, this new solution from Airtel will enable organisations in delivering applications to users with better security, performance, and visibility.

"It 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," said a press release from the American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San Jose, California.

Ajay Chitkara, director and CEO of Airtel Business, said that the company’s collaboration with Cisco on the managed SD-WAN will help companies become more agile and digitalized.

"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’ requirements by bringing together the strengths of both the companies," Ajay added.

Sameer Garde, President, Cisco India & SAARC said, "In the emerging low-touch economy, what can be delivered digitally, will be delivered digitally. In response, businesses are focusing on catalyzing their network transformation to drive agility, support extensive automation, and improve customer experiences. Through this collaboration with Airtel, we bring the most relevant and secure connectivity solutions to large and small enterprises and help them deliver optimized performance in accessing SaaS apps and cloud workloads, and cement their foundation for a digital future."

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