FirstWave Launches Firewall-as-a-Service Cloud Technology in India with Level 1 Partner Vi

Highlights:

  • FirstWave has developed cloud security technology that offers multi-tenanted Firewall-as-a-Service at an affordable cost to SMBs via service providers.
  • For the first time, service providers can offer access to a cost-effective, flexible firewall solution that involves no upfront capex and is zero touch for customers.
  • Level 1 Partner Vi (Vodafone Idea Limited) has launched the technology to its 300,000 Indian SMB customers through FirstWave’s unique proprietary Cloud Content Security Platform (CCSP).

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FirstWave Cloud Technology Limited (ASX:FCT) (FirstWave), an Australian global cybersecurity technology company, is pleased to announce the launch of its Firewall-as-a-Service cloud technology with Vi (Vodafone Idea Limited), FirstWave’s Level 1 Partner in India.

Built on FirstWave’s unique proprietary Cloud Content Security Platform (CCSP), the cloud firewall technology offers service providers a cost-effective, flexible and network-based solution that requires no upfront capex, no on-premise infrastructure or internal IT capability and is zero-touch for SMB customers to set up and run.

Featuring world-leading technology from FirstWave’s technology partner Palo Alto Networks, the multi-tenant nature of the technology means that it is uniquely scalable and offers compelling economics for service providers globally.

The technology has been engineered to be offered as an opt-out model, which significantly enhances its commercial potential.

Launched initially to Vi’s 300,000 SMB customers in India and branded locally as ‘Vi Cloud Firewall’, FirstWave’s Cloud Firewall solution is the first to be launched under the partnership between both businesses originally announced in September 2020.

Vi Business will continue to roll out additional FirstWave cybersecurity-as-a-service solutions to its customers over the coming months.

India is the world’s second-largest telecommunication market with almost 1.2 billion telecom subscribers and over 500 million internet subscribers. Vi is a leading service provider to India’s rapidly growing business sector, which comprises over 50 million registered businesses.

The launch supports FirstWave’s mission to protect small and medium businesses across India from cyber-attacks by democratising enterprise-grade cybersecurity-as-a-service and offering it through Vi at an affordable monthly price.

FirstWave Strategy Director Roger Carvosso said: “This is an exciting product milestone for both FirstWave and Vi. It is the most significant addition to our multi-tenant integrated and automated product offering on CCSP since the launch of our email service. We are excited to launch this product in India, the world’s second largest telecommunications market, with our Level 1 Partner Vi.”

About FirstWave Cloud Technology Limited (ASX: FCT)

Leading Australian cybersecurity technology company FirstWave has delivered cybersecurity-as-a-service (CSaaS) solutions since 2004.FirstWave’s mission is to democratise enterprise-grade cybersecurity-as-a-service for the SMB market.

FirstWave provides affordable enterprise-grade CSaaS through its unique proprietary Cloud Content Security Platform (CCSP) through its global partner network. In an increasingly connected and vulnerable digital world,  FirstWave believes that safe business is good business and that all companies should have access to enterprise-grade cybersecurity regardless of size. FirstWave’s infrastructure,  management and security processes are certified to ISO 27001 Information Security Management System Standard and ISO 9001 Quality Management System Standard.

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