Vihaan Networks Limited (VNL) – has entered into an agreement with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), to jointly explore possibilities for establishment of indigenous secured network to counter external cyber threats like snooping, illegal tapping etc.
The agreement will give further fillip to Make-in-India initiative as the two home-grown telecom companies will work towards setting up 100% secured network for Government offices.
The threat of cyber attacks has increased manifold over the years and any breach, particularly at sensitive installations including defence and banking channels, have the potential to escalate into a national security crisis.
“With technology being an important part of one’s life, we are also vulnerable to external threats and cybercrimes. Thus, there is an urgent need to have a secured communication network to protect one’s data from external threats. We look forward to working closely with VNL and develop technologically robust security system that will guard against any threat including data thefts,” Anupam Shrivastava, Chairman and Managing Director, BSNL, said.
Announcing the landmark development, Rajiv Mehrotra, Chairman and CEO, VNL said, “We are proud to join hands with BSNL to undertake steps to strategize, plan and carry out building secure telecom infrastructure and enhance national security. As a domestic company that has been at the forefront of cutting edge technology, we precisely understand the varied requirements of our vast nation and we hope to develop an impregnable cyber security veil that can be used to protect vital assets.”
Stepping up on the commitment to ensure a secured communication network, both Vihaan Network Limited along with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), will jointly strategize market plans and contribute in the development of relevant business engagement models. Further, timely assistance will be duly provided in the fields of Secured Telecom, Information Communications Technology to prepare the requirements/solutions for government agencies.
Last year at the Indian Mobile Congress 2017 VNL had introduced the “Relief 123” service for Disaster Management in collaboration with BSNL. The “Relief 123” service is an integrated Disaster Response Solution designed to assist First Responders and Public Safety Agencies.The solution was designed and manufactured by VNL and backhaul connectivity will be provided by BSNL. Besides this BSNL has successfully executed few other projects in association with VNL