New Delhi Television is — and has been for more than a quarter century — a pioneer in India’s news television and digital journalism. Founded in 1988 by Radhika Roy and Prannoy Roy, NDTV is the most watched, credible and respected news and lifestyle network in India and a leader in online journalism and communication. From the path-breaking “The World This Week” (nominated as one of India’s five best television programmes since Independence), the first private news on Doordarshan “The News Tonight”, producing India’s first 24-hour news channel “Star News” and the country’s first ever 2-in-1 channel Profit-Prime, NDTV has been at the forefront of every single news revolution. NDTV is now primarily an internet company with the flagship website — ndtv.com — India’s No. 1 destination for general news.
As one of the most trusted news sources first to bring fresh stories to both online and offline viewers, the company needed to address the growing security concerns that could impact their reputation. Thus began the hunt for a solution to be the wall that safeguards their network and ensures they stay ahead of potential cyber threats — all with no disruption in the flow of content.
“Wars in future won’t be fought with bullets,” remarked Dinesh Singh, CTO. “They will be fought online. One needs the right products to secure their network in the face of a range of cyber threats that confront us in the digital space. SonicWall has dispelled all our fears concerning the network.”
Since cyber threats are increasing, and many are now encrypted, NDTV decided to let no vulnerability sneak in to their environment and affect their critical network. Multiple POCs were conducted and SonicWall’s solution was found most suitable and the support most reliable. The firewall installed was instrumental in analyzing unknown traffic coming to the company’s network and ensured no delays in the entire traffic.