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HCL Comnet achieves Cisco® Master Security Specialization

Published Date: 
Mar 04, 2008
Noida, March 4, 2008: HCL Comnet Ltd., global IT services provider and subsidiary of HCL Technologies, announced today that it has achieved the Master Security Specialization from Cisco®. This certification recognizes HCL Comnet for its investment towards providing customers with the most sophisticated security technology, process, methodologies and skills built on a successful track record in security lifecycle services and solutions. HCL Comnet is the FIRST company in INDIA & ninth worldwide to achieve this coveted honor from Cisco. The Master Security Specialization is designed to recognize an elite group of Cisco partners who have invested in the most indepth technology skills and have demonstrated success in selling, deploying and providing services for Cisco's more sophisticated, valueadded security solutions. These include a combination of Cisco security solutions, including Cisco Security Agent, Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis, and Response System (Cisco Security MARS), Network Admission Control (NAC), and Cisco IOS®. Partners with a highly qualified security practice can achieve a Master Security Specialization regardless of certification level.

HCL Comnet Ltd., global IT services provider and subsidiary of HCL Technologies, announced today that it has achieved the Master Security Specialization from Cisco®. This certification recognizes HCL Comnet for its investment towards providing customers with the most sophisticated security technology, process, methodologies and skills built on a successful track record in security lifecycle services and solutions. HCL Comnet is the FIRST company in INDIA & ninth worldwide to achieve this coveted honor from Cisco. The Master Security Specialization is designed to recognize an elite group of Cisco partners who have invested in the most indepth technology skills and have demonstrated success in selling, deploying and providing services for Cisco's more sophisticated, valueadded security solutions. These include a combination of Cisco security solutions, including Cisco Security Agent, Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis, and Response System (Cisco Security MARS), Network Admission Control (NAC), and Cisco IOS®. Partners with a highly qualified security practice can achieve a Master Security Specialization regardless of certification level.

This certification attests This certification attests HCL Comnet's capability and commitment to deliver enhanced value to its customers through its globally benchmarked Managed Security Services. These services provide enterprises a comprehensive solution to manage their information security risk and compliance and regulatory requirements. To achieve the Master Security Specialization, partners must first attain the Advanced Security Specialization and meet stringent requirements to demonstrate their Masterlevel capabilities and customer success track record in three areas:

  • Selling capability Sales records, the provision of ongoing training, Cisco prescribed demonstration capabilities, and customer references that document Cisco prescribed design and deployment capabilities
  • Technology capability – Specific Cisco and industrystandard technical certification requirements
  • Services capability and methodology Competence across the Cisco Lifecycle Services phases (Prepare, Plan, Design, Implement, Operate and Optimize); ability to meet ISOprescribed skills for the Operate phase for specific Cisco services

More information about the Master Security Specialization can be found at:http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/program/specializations/security/master/index.html

"The Cisco Master Security Specialization is designed to recognize partners who have taken the steps to be able to deliver a selfdefending network consisting of integrated, collaborative and adaptive security solutions and full lifecycle services," said Naresh Wadhwa, President & Country Manager – India & SAARC, Cisco. He further added, "Master Security Specialization calls for a lot of investment and commitment from a partner organization which translates into a business enriching & secured platform for the customer. For HCL Comnet to achieve the Master Security Specialization is an outstanding achievement and we are proud to have them as the first Master Security Specialized Partner in India."

"It is a great honor to be awarded Cisco's Master Security Specialisation certification. This certification is the highest status any Cisco Security partner across the world can achieve and is one of the most prestigious service provider certifications in the global IT Security space. Cisco has a very stringent selection criterion for this certification, the reason why very few companies in the world qualify for this honor", stated Kiran Bhagwanani, Country Manager, India & Middle East, HCL Comnet. "Comnet's achievement of this certification is a clear reflection of the continued transformational value that we have created in our security services offerings matched with high levels of delivery excellence. We have always led the IT Security space from the front, having pioneered it almost a decade back. We swept virtually all surveys and awards in this space last year, and are extremely proud of now winning this latest global crown."Today HCL Comnet boasts a long list of blue chip clients including 10+ Fortune/Global 1000 organizations for whom it manages security infrastructure worldwide. The company was recently ranked No.1 Security Services Provider in V&D 100 Survey, 2007, the third Numero Uno title in this category and has also been declared a Leader in Security Services by Frost & Sullivan previously.

About HCL Comnet

HCL Comnet is a leading IT services company and a subsidiary of HCL Technologies Ltd. A focused player in the IT services arena, HCL Comnet seeks to provide simplified infrastructure solutions through delivering highperformance management services for complex, distributed infrastructure environments encompassing the Internet, Client and legacy based infrastructures. HCL Comnet addresses the growing demand for the costeffective management of technology infrastructure across geographically dispersed locations. With a mission to develop innovative solutions for enterprises worldwide, the company has developed a unique model for Remote IT infrastructure management that enables customer organizations to achieve superior infrastructure performance and significantly reduced costs through a global delivery model. For more information, please visit www.hclisd.com

About HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies is one of India's leading global IT Services companies, providing softwareled IT solutions, remote infrastructure management services and BPO. Having made a foray into the global IT landscape in 1999 after its IPO, HCL Technologies focuses on Transformational Outsourcing, working with clients in areas that impact and redefine the core of their business. The company leverages an extensive global offshore infrastructure and its global network of offices in 18 countries to deliver solutions across select verticals including Financial Services, Retail & Consumer, Life Sciences & Healthcare, HiTech & Manufacturing, Telecom and Media & Entertainment (M&E). For the quarter ended 31st December 2007, HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries had last twelve months (LTM) revenue of US $ 1.6 billion (Rs. 6715 crores) and employed 47,954 professionals. For more information, please visitwww.hcltech.com

About HCL Enterprise

HCL Enterprise is a $4.7 billion (Rs. 19,215 crore) leading Global Technology and IT enterprise that comprises two companies listed in India HCL Technologies & HCL Infosystems. The 3decadeold enterprise, founded in 1976, is one of India's original IT garage startups. Its range of offerings span Product Engineering, Custom & Package Applications, BPO, IT Infrastructure Services, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, and distribution of ICT products. The HCL team comprises approximately 53,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 18 countries including 360 points of presence in India. HCL has global partnerships with several leading Fortune 1000 firms, including leading IT and Technology firms. For more information, please visit www.hcl.in

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements in this release are forwardlooking statements, which involve a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forwardlooking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward looking statements, including but not limited to the statements containing the words 'planned', 'expects', 'believes', 'strategy', 'opportunity', 'anticipates', 'hopes' or other similar words. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding impact of pending regulatory proceedings, fluctuations in earnings, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services, Business Process Outsourcing and consulting services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, customer acceptances of our services, products and fee structures, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, our ability to integrate acquired assets in a cost effective and timely manner, time and cost overruns on fixedprice, fixedtime frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, the success of our brand development efforts, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies / entities in which we have made strategic investments, withdrawal of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property, other risks, uncertainties and general economic conditions affecting our industry. There can be no assurance that the forward looking statements made herein will prove to be accurate, and issuance of such forward looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by the Company, or any other person, that the objective and plans of the Company will be achieved. All forward looking statements made herein are based on information presently available to the management of the Company and the Company does not undertake to update any forwardlooking statement that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company.

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