SANTA CLARA, Calif. – October 19, 2017 – Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the next-generation security company, today announced that Telkom Indonesia —Indonesia’s state-owned telecommunications and network service provider – selected the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform to ensure it has a secure base from which to move forward with its global expansion.
Ranked ninth in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of market value, Telkom Indonesia is seeing double-digit growth. As such, the company has serious international expansion plans, aiming to become one of the top five telecommunications and network providers in South East Asia. Providing wired and wireless telecoms, broadband, mobile, high-speed internet, pay TV, data centers and digital services for the retail and enterprise markets, the company operates three data centers, and as such, security is vital.
From a network perspective, Telkom Indonesia has a complex network infrastructure that enables a large variety of services and features more than 10,000 users. Facing the many various cyberthreats that exist – from simple password theft to the denial of services and SQL injections - Telkom Indonesia needed to be agile enough to handle threats and quickly develop appropriate responses to new ones. To prevent such attacks and any subsequent disruption to services, Telkom Indonesia selected Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall.
“Palo Alto Networks has enabled us to take our security operations to a higher level. I now have complete visibility of threats, the team has become more skilled, and we’re better able to focus on the development of new services.”
– Sihmirmo Adi, vice president, IT strategy and governance, Telkom Indonesia
In its pursue of automation and shifting to a prevention posture, Telkom Indonesia moved from using legacy firewall solutions to deploying Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall. Replacing everything with the new firewalls, the telecommunications company recently reported its lowest ever infection rate levels. Deploying five Palo Alto Networks PA-3000 Series firewalls, and eight Palo Alto Networks next-generation PA-5000 Series firewalls, the company also employs Panorama™ - a network security management solution that provides static rules and dynamic security updates to simplify the management of a changing threat landscape, as well as AutoFocus™ - a contextual threat intelligence service that accelerates threat analysis.
Such protection and agility has also resulted in significant savings for the communications provider, including a predicted 30 percent reduction in annual security costs in terms of operational, staff and IT expenses. Also, by not having to upgrade or replace existing devices, Telkom Indonesia projects it will save billions of rupiahs (millions in US$) in reduced future Capex. Furthermore, thanks to the Panorama™ user interface, the company also spends significantly less time managing its network – enabling IT staff to navigate and manage configuration more effectively and efficiently.
With an initial ten international footprints, including Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Timor Leste, and the U.S, the business is also looking to the future. Telkom Indonesia now believes it has the underlying security and agility needed to move forward with its ambitious international expansion plans.
About Telkom Indonesia
Telkom Indonesia is the largest telecommunications services company in Indonesia in terms of the number of subscribers. Majority state-owned, the company provides various communications services under its mission to “Lead Indonesian Digital Innovation and Globalization”, focusing on four segments – Telecommunications, Information, Media, and Edutainment & Services (TIMES). Find out more at http://www.telkom.co.id.
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