Elitetele set to make mark on data centres

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  • Elitetele.com and threat manager Fortninet have tranche of products aimed at market

Unified communications provider Elitetele.com has introduced the first of a number of planned services as part of an all-out attack on the data centre market.

Managed firewalls are available to its 5,000 customers as part of the initial tranche of products, which also includes penetration testing and full reporting on any vulnerabilities that have been discovered.

The news comes following its purchase in July of a “secret” data centre for an undisclosed sum.

The service is being offered alongside unified threat management provider Fortninet, which had an existing relationship with the acquired data centre. While the acquired centre, which Elitetele. com claims it cannot name due to the sensitivity of the data on its network, was offering the service for three years, it is the first time Elitetele has offered the service.

Connectivity

Elitetele.com feels there is a big opportunity to package firewall solutions alongside connectivity using its MPLS network that it invested £780,000 into earlier this year. More staff will be hired by the firm as it launches more services later this year.

Chief operating officer Russell Horton said that the firm was launching the service that it was most comfortable with, before looking at other areas.

“Having acquired the data centre, we looked at the products they had which were most appropriate to our market,” he said. “We have some other platforms we are developing which will help us leverage the data centre and we’ve got a roadmap of products coming out, but the initial products we’re playing to our strengths, as that lets us go to market with confidence with the expertise we already have in our team.

“The other services that we’re going to launch, we’re going to build the platform, recruit people and launch later in the year.”

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