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SingTel partners with Akamai

Zafar Anjum | Sept. 25, 2014
Telecom company to offer cloud-based DDoS mitigation services for enterprises in Asia Pacific

Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) and Akamai Technologies are partnering to offer cloud-based cyber security solutions to enterprises in Asia Pacific.

Announcing this today, the telecom company said that this partnership would help companies strengthen their ability to cope with the volumetric and application types of Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks and other malicious web attacks.

The partnership will leverage Akamai's globally distributed Intelligent Platform to deliver Akamai's solutions for an enhanced customer experience, according to the press statement. Using this solution, SingTel can pre-emptively scrutinise, detect and block DDoS threats before they reach the targeted web services.

"The partnership with Akamai enhances our capabilities further to deal with DDoS, one of the most prevalent and damaging cyber threats, and provide a better customer experience through faster content delivery," said William Woo, Managing Director, Enterprise Data and Managed Services.

"This extends SingTel's security perimeter and protection coverage to ensure that our customers' servers, connectivity, web infrastructure and apps are secured against critical downtime and theft of commercial data, without loss of performance," Woo said.

According to Forrester, a DDoS attack costs an enterprise an estimate US$2.1 million dollars lost for every four hours of downtime and US$27 million for a 24-hour outage[1]. In addition, an enterprise suffers damage to its reputation and brand as well as loss of their customers' trust.

"We believe this partnership will enable SingTel to provide unparalleled security, availability and high-performance to their business customers, helping them drive their business and brand forward," said Sanjay Singh, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan, at Akamai.



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