Even a few months ago, Amrita — a cotton textile merchant, Indranil — a small tools trader, Sunil — a paints businessman, and numerous others like them were skeptical of going digital with their businesses. Reports of regular data breach and incidents of hacking made them unsure about whether they should adopt new technologies, even if they were incurring losses in doing business the traditional brick-and-mortar way.
But everything is about to change after Tata Tele Business Services (TTBS), India’s leading enterprise connectivity solutions provider, recently introduced Smart Virtual Private Network (VPN) Solutions for SMEs with improved security services and privacy capabilities that are resilient and make it easier for enterprises to connect with trust and security.
The Smart VPN privatizes a public cloud network, embellishing it with the security of a private network. This helps businesses with fully meshed networks to have seamless connectivity, ensuring proactive mitigation from any cyber threat. TTBS demonstrated this solution at its flagship customer connect programme, the ‘Do Big’ forum, which was attended by over a hundred delegates from the SME community.
TTBS says Smart VPN is the most efficient, secure and scalable solution for SMEs that delivers a flexible, invincible service experience for voice, video, data and other complex applications. The Smart VPN is operator-agnostic and offers low-cost optimal Internet VPN connectivity with managed service security services overlay, for instance secure extranet access and seamless integration with MPLS. The Smart VPN entails an end-to-end data security using sophisticated data encryption protocols to securely transport data traffic over the public Internet.
Elaborating on the Smart VPN, Mr Sourabh Sharma, vice-president, SME, TTBS said, “Fast, secure and dependable connectivity is top priority for the digital enterprise agenda to manage a data-rich future business. Our Smart VPN solutions will enable SMEs to maximize their growth potential, optimize connectivity costs, enhance their customer experience and securely extend reach with instant access to cloud platforms.”
“As SMEs are embracing digital presence, they’re benefiting greatly by adopting cloud-based servers, but are struggling to protect their data in transit, as well as manage and monitor who are accessing these services. Now, with Smart VPN, they can have easy-to-use and highly secure interface and diverse selection of location-specific servers, which allow reduced latency, high bandwidth and unhindered Internet access,” added Sharma.
Due to challenges in traditional VPN networks, such as limitations on feasibility, high capex on fibre and poor network optimization, TTBS saw a need for an access agnostic, low-cost and secure alternative medium. What makes the Smart VPN different from the traditional one is the varied business applications it offers along with security and cost.
The company also showcased its recently introduced Smart Office solution for SMEs. Smart Office is an innovative, single-box solution crafted to meet all Information and Communication Technology (ICT) requirements of businesses. It is a powerful combo that bundles voice, data, storage and applications. Smart Office is affordable, reliable, easy to deploy and the perfect choice for enterprises looking to start a new office.
Tata Tele Business Services (TTBS), from the Tata Group of Companies, is the country’s leading provider of connectivity and communication solutions for businesses. With services ranging from connectivity, collaboration, cloud, security, IoT and marketing solutions, TTBS offers the largest portfolio of ICT services for businesses in India. Also, with fibre optic network running across 125,000 km, operations in over 60 cities, 1,000+ partners and the largest team with 2,000+ professionals, TTBS is geared up to cater to the small, medium and large business community in India. Focus on customer centricity and innovation has helped TTBS garner recognition from customers and peers alike.
Some recent accolades include the CII Award for Customer Obsession, ET Telecom Award for Safety App, World Quality Congress Award for innovation in LOLA (low latency) services and CMO Asia Award for their thought leadership platform, the ‘Do Big’ symposium. TTBS strives to always get the best technology and services to businesses so that they can improve processes, reach customers more effectively, manage workforce more efficiently and ‘Do Big’.