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Spice Telecom deploys Fortinet FortiGate

Ease-of-use, management and robust network security capabilities have been cited as critical factors for success.

india Updated: Apr 17, 2006 20:27 IST

Spice Telecom, one of India’s leading mobile telecommunications providers, deployed Fortinet FortiGate systems to protect critical infrastructure for 1.5 million subscribers in India.

Ease-of-use, management and robust network security capabilities has been cited as critical factors for success.

Fortinet – the pioneer and market leader in unified threat management and only provider of ASIC-accelerated, network-based multi-threat security systems for real-time network protection said that Spice Telecom has deployed Fortinet’s FortiGate™-300A Unified Threat Management (UTM) system as the cornerstone of its network security infrastructure.

Launched nine years ago as a cellular phone service operator, Spice Telecom currently serves 1.5 million subscribers in the Punjab and Karnataka regions with wide coverage in urban areas and road networks. 
 
Spice Telecom’s IT department was continuously challenged with trying to manage and maintain a large assortment of point security products from numerous vendors.

This challenge was compounded every time a computer was added to the network. As Spice Telecom’s network grew, the IT department found it increasingly difficult to keep virus and spam signatures up-to-date and to effectively enforce security policies.