MUMBAI: Reliance Communications (RCOM), the Anil Ambani-led telecommunications service provider, has launched Reliance ‘Branch Connect’ — a 4G Enterprise Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution — designed to help businesses quickly extend their corporate network to sites virtually anywhere in the country.
Launched by RCOM’s India Enterprise Business Services unit, Reliance says that Branch Connect offers secure high-performance wireless connectivity in the last mile for enterprises to quickly connect their sites — be they branch offices, warehouses or partner offices, etc., — to the corporate private network.
The solution, according to RCOM, makes network expansion quick and easy for businesses across the country — from metropolitan areas to the hinterland, offering easy management and scalability of networks. The solution has been designed with security as the most critical product feature.
“We are delighted to unveil this innovative solution that makes enterprise-grade private connectivity ubiquitous in India,” said Bill Barney, Co-CEO, Reliance Communications, and Chief Executive Officer of Global Cloud Xchange. “India Inc. is on a steep growth curve. As enterprises extend into under-served urban areas and the hinterland, the need for reliable, fast and secure connectivity comes to the fore. Reliance ‘Branch Connect’ addresses these needs squarely and effectively.”
Bill Barney further explained that if an enterprise’s Hybrid/Private/Public Cloud site is already connected to Reliance MPLS VPN, all that each of the other sites would need to do to connect to the corporate network is a plug-and-play Media Release Branch Connect Smart Router. The service is configured so that usage is restricted to business relevant corporate applications, and is backed by enterprise-grade performance objectives, reporting, service support and features.
Barney further indicated that by making the extensive countrywide Reliance 4G LTE network available for enterprises, Reliance ‘Branch Connect’ will make it easy for Enterprise CIOs to overcome the usual challenges of finding reliable connectivity for their sites. He believes that combining the advantages of wireless last-mile access and secure private connectivity, the solution is a potential game-changer for enterprises, particularly those that are on an expansion drive.