Monday, August 17, 2020

PLDT Enterprise Launches Zero-Trust Cloud Networking Solution with NetFoundry Tie-up

PLDT Enterprise has announced its partnership with NetFoundry, as it continues efforts to strengthen its foothold in the information and communications technology (ICT) space.

The two companies endeavored to bring PLDT ZAP or Zero-Trust Acceleration Platform solution into the corporate market, enabling businesses to easily spin up and create software defined networks in the cloud, without the need to build or manage any underlying infrastructure. It enables secure and optimized connectivity  between users and applications across any set of clouds and networks.

PLDT ZAP  is expected to complement PLDT Enterprise’s a broad range of data connectivity solutions and further fortifies its thrust to foster adoption towards  software-defined networking.

“We at PLDT Enterprise is always looking for ways to bolster the value of our cloud and connectivity solutions to our customers.  This technology and partnership with Netfoundry enables us to better cater and support emerging market needs and use cases,” said Jojo Gendrano, FVP & Head of PLDT Enterprise Core Business Solutions.

”In the current pandemic situation, where the demand for work from home increased and ubiquitous access to applications has become an essential business need, PLDT ZAP easily scales up and delivers dramatic performance improvements, enabling an increase in application  throughput resulting in a much better user experience even for bandwidth-intensive and mission-critical Enterprise applications,”  he added.

NetFoundry is a leader in programmable Cloud & IoT networking, recognized by Gartner as a key player in Zero trust networking as well as for interconnecting Public cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, or Google.

Dipesh Ranjan, VP & APAC MD of NetFoundry  said that “Although the digital transformation challenge is formidable, NetFoundry has turned the network paradigm inside out. It has enabled businesses to spin up application-specific zero trust-based secured networks on-demand within minutes connecting users, clouds, devices, data centers, and app embedded XaaS environments. NetFoundry has unified the network and app worlds, and we are more than happy that PLDT Enterprise has partnered with us for this.”

“PLDT’s market dominance and NetFoundry’s global leadership creates a very formidable combination for the Philippine market, it brings a massive opportunity for enterprises locally to leverage PLDT’s ZAP for their digital transformation & cost optimization journey”, further added Anchit Mendoza, Philippines Country Director for NetFoundry.

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