Bharti Airtel and Radware, a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, have entered into a partnership under which Airtel will offer Radware’s Cloud DDoS Protection, Cloud WAF, and Bot Manager cloud security services to enterprise customers.

As part of the agreement, traffic from Airtel’s customers will be secured via a new India-based scrubbing service center, which is hosted by Airtel’s Nxtra Data.

Commenting on the development, Harmeen Mehta, chief information officer (CIO) and head of cloud and security business, Airtel, said, “As businesses undergo digital transformation, their security requirements are also evolving given the ever changing, increasingly complex threats. We are delighted to partner with Radware and offer their solutions to customers in India as part of our Airtel Secure portfolio. We are also happy to host Radware’s new scrubbing center in India and the facility will bring new security capabilities to customers in the region.”

Further, Roy Zisapel, president and chief executive officer (CEO), Radware, said, “Airtel serves businesses as an internet service provider (ISP), a data center operator, a mobile and telecom operator, and a managed security service provider, making them an ideal partner for us. Airtel’s comprehensive services and global customer footprint necessitate cloud security solutions that give their customers the flexibility, scalability, and visibility they need to grow and protect their businesses, no matter where they are. The partnership is a natural fit.”

Radware solutions for service providers transform carrier networks into more service-aware, resilient and cost-effective networks for their enterprise customers by delivering visibility, optimisation, resilience, scalability, security and control to effectively manage IP services for telecom providers, cable multiple systems operators (MSO), and cloud providers.