Symantec, RCom in talks for hosted services

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MUMBAI, INDIA: Symantec, a global security and storage solutions provider, is in early talks with Reliance Communications (RCom) to explore a possibility of hosted services for enterprises and small and medium businesses (SMBs), according to the top company executives.


“We are looking at partners which can provide end-to-end services and solutions to customers and also can provide their value-added services (VAS) such as telcos. And we are in talks with RCom for providing managed services to enterprises and SMBs,” said Ajay Goel, Symantec India's managing director, at the company's annual event Symantec Vision 2020 in Mumbai on Thursday, whjere the luminary awards were presented.

According to Bill Robbins, Symantec's executive vice president — Worldwide Sales, the cloud-based services for enterprises and SMBs include back-ups, messaging security and archiving along with data loss prevention and other hosted services through telcos.

In reply to a question, whether Symantec will have an exclusive tie-up with RCom for managed services, Robbins said, “We are open to other telcos also, but we will look at those telcos which have common interests and goals; which are economically viable and valuable to customers. But we are very careful in selecting our partners.”


On the possibility of managed services with Symantec, RCom's CIO Alpna Doshi, said, “The talks are at the initial stage and I am not fully aware about it and so wouldn't be able to comment much on it.”

Doshi was conferred with the Luminary award by Symantec during the company's annual event here.

RCom has deployed Symantec's enterprise class storage backup and security solutions to meet its internal IT requirements for the business.