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Singtel helps SMEs protect their networks with cloud-based security solutions

  • SingNet eVolve and eLite broadband services now feature content filtering for network protection and productivity enhancement
  • Broadband Protect two-in-one anti-virus and anti-spam value-added service offers additional security

Singapore, 5 September 2013 – Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) today announced that it will be enhancing the SingNet eVolve and SingNet eLite corporate fibre broadband services with the Singtel Business Fibre Broadband Security Suite. This will provide small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore with online content filtering to protect their networks. SMEs can also subscribe to the Broadband Protect anti-virus and anti-spam service for added security.

The cloud-based Singtel Business Fibre Broadband Security Suite is unique in that it intercepts security threats and eliminates them in the Internet cloud even before they reach a company’s IT network. This is unlike conventional off-the-shelf security programmes which require users to download software or install filters on their computers. SME owners can choose from three pre-defined protection levels to prevent their employees from accessing harmful websites.

The security solution provides additional protection through the anti-virus and anti-spam value-added services. These bundled services detect and prevent malicious software from corrupting or deleting data and identify emails which are potential spam messages. Subscribers receive a monthly report which shows several metrics including the top blocked sites which employees have attempted to access.

Mr Lee Han Kheng, Vice President, Global Product at Singtel Group Enterprise said: “Cyber threats are a mounting risk to corporate networks. The Singtel Business Fibre Broadband Security Suite is tailor-made for SMEs which have little or no IT support. With no installation costs, or hardware or network changes required, they can save time and money with this hassle-free, scalable and effective solution to meet their cyber-security needs.

“Having a reliable, convenient and automated cloud security solution enables SMEs to protect their vulnerable IT networks from internal and external threats, thus giving them the peace of mind to focus on growing their businesses. It also allows them to embrace the ‘Bring-Your-Own-Device’ or ‘BYOD’ trend where companies allow their employees to bring their own devices to work,” Mr Lee added.

The Singtel Business Fibre Broadband Security Suite is based on Fortinet’s technology. The leading network security vendor's flagship FortiGate® security platforms host the full range of security functions, including anti-virus, anti-spam, web filtering, IPS, VPN and application firewall, and protects organisations against network, content and application-level threats.

George Chang, Fortinet's Vice President for Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, said: "Fortinet is delighted that our enterprise-class FortiGate platform is underpinning this partnership. Coupled with Singtel's wide reach among Singapore businesses, more SMEs now have the opportunity to leverage advanced security technologies at affordable rates to become more resilient and competitive."

For more information on the Singtel Broadband Security Suite, please visit http://info.singtel.com/business/products-and-services/internet/broadband-content-filtering and http://info.singtel.com/business/products-and-services/internet/broadband-protect.