NTT completes its first Microsoft security project in Indonesia
Published 18 February 2021
NTT, a technology services provider, just completed its first Microsoft Security Project for a cellular operator in Indonesia.
The Japanese tech major provided consulting, implementation, and managed services to enhance the client’s data security and privacy.
With this project, NTT has reported improved agility in responding to security threats, uncompromised productivity and lower integration costs.
Enterprise-wide security strategy
NTT identified gaps and siloed operations in the client’s existing security policies and processes. Afterwards, they implemented a cost-saving solution to manage and protect sensitive data across multiple platforms.
Over the past 10 months, NTT also helped the client define and implement viable security policies and security tools.
Following an enterprise-wide installation of Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) solutions, including Azure Information Protection (AIP), Office 365 Data Loss Prevention (O365 DLP) and Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS), NTT rolled out end-user training for 5,700 employees.
NTT said it will continue to provide end-to-end managed services for one year as part of post-implementation support.
As a result, NTT expected to see lower integration and compliance cost, reduced IT complexity and improved security responses.
With the increase in tech adoption globally during COVID, telcos are coming under increasing threats of cybersecurity-related vulnerabilities. Almost all telcos in the world are ramping up their IT systems to counter cyber threats.
As users can collaborate more securely over Office 365 services, the company added, end-user friction is mitigated.
The risk of data leakage is also reduced as IT can better control sensitive data as it moves between internal and external apps.
“The need to integrate security into business and IT systems come as a top-level priority for us at NTT and our clients, having witnessed major data breaches in the past year alone. This project marks the first Microsoft security project for us in Indonesia,” said Hendra Lesmana, CEO, NTT Indonesia Solutions.
Need for stronger cybersecurity regulations in Indonesia
Cybersecurity laws and regulation are still at a nascent stage. While there are plans by the government to step up data protection, they have yet made any concrete plans. Recent data breaches in Indonesia also sounded alarms.
As Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing data centers industry develops, ensuring the security of the data will be both service providers and businesses’ priority.