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Tata Communications Positioned in the Challengers Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services

- Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

MUMBAI, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Tata Communications, a leading provider of a new world of communications, today announced it has been positioned by industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. in the Challengers quadrant of its "Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) in North America" report.(1) The Magic Quadrant evaluates MSSPs such as Tata Communications on completeness of vision and ability to execute, and uses selection criteria based on service and product capabilities and other factors.

"In just one year, we have launched and scaled our managed security services business, and are now focused on meeting the highest expectations that our customers have from us, and validating our customers' choice of Tata Communications as their choice for managed security services for their sites in developed and emerging markets worldwide," said John Landau, senior vice president of Global Managed Services for Tata Communications. "We believe that our placement in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services reflects the trust that our customers have placed in Tata Communications and its ability to deliver world-class security services."

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is widely recognized as one of the most influential reports for enterprises seeking to evaluate managed security service vendors. It evaluates vendors according to ability to execute - including overall viability, product capabilities, quality, feature sets, skills, market responsiveness and track record - as well as the completeness of vision, which includes innovation and product strategy among other criteria.

Tata Communications' focus on managed security services allows enterprises to reduce costs by outsourcing the increasingly difficult and expensive task of both monitoring and managing their security infrastructure, while simultaneously delivering higher levels of coverage and protection. The suite of security services, which includes managed and monitored Firewalls and Unified Threat Management (UTM) systems, Intrusion Detection and Prevention systems, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Detection and Mitigation, Vulnerability Management, email security and filtering, and Penetration Testing, offers customers proactive detection and evaluation of information security threats, accompanied by swift incident response and remediation actions.

The services are overseen by an experienced, globally distributed support team using state-of-the-art systems, processes and tools. Tata Communications' wide range of supported vendors and solutions, combined with its globally consistent and efficient service delivery model, meets the security needs of businesses.

    
    For more information on Tata Communications' MSS offering visit:
    http://www.tatacommunications.com/enterprise/security/

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About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 16th April 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

1. Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for MSSPs, North America" by Kelly M. Kavanagh, John Pescatore, April 16, 2009.

About Tata Communications

Tata Communications, a member of the $62.5 billion Tata Group, is a leading global provider of a new world of communications. The emerging markets communications leader leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national and Indian enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.

Tata Communications' range of services include transmission, IP, converged voice, mobility, managed network connectivity, hosting and storage, managed security, managed collaboration and business transformation for global enterprises and service providers, as well as Internet, retail broadband and content services for Indian consumers. The Tata Global Network encompasses one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks, a Tier-1 IP network, with connectivity to more than 200 countries across 300 Pops, and more than 1 million square feet of data centre and colocation facilities.

Tata Communications' unique emerging market depth and breadth of reach includes a national fiber backbone network and access to network in over 60 cities and 125 Pops in India, strategic investments in South African converged services operator, Neotel, Sri Lanka and Nepal and, subject to fulfilment of conditions precedent, a 50% ownership in China Enterprise Communications (CEC) providing full country VPN coverage in China.

Servicing customers from its offices in over 80 cities in 40 countries, Tata Communications is the number one global international wholesale voice operator and number one provider of international long distance, enterprise data and Internet services in India, the Company was named "Best Wholesale Carrier" at the World Communications Awards in 2006, "Best Pan-Asian Wholesale Provider" at the 2006 and 2007 Capacity Magazine Global Wholesale Telecommunications Awards and was awarded "Best Progress in Emerging Markets" at the 2008 Mobile Communication Awards.

Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India and its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. (NYSE: TCL)

Forward-looking and cautionary statements

Certain words and statements in this release concerning Tata Communications and its prospects, and other statements, including those relating to Tata Communications' expected financial position, business strategy, the future development of Tata Communications' operations, and the general economy in India, are forward-looking statements. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including financial, regulatory and environmental, as well as those relating to industry growth and trend projections, which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of Tata Communications, or industry results, to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The important factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, among others, failure to increase the volume of traffic on Tata Communications' network; failure to develop new products and services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; failure to successfully complete commercial testing of new technology and information systems to support new products and services, including voice transmission services; failure to stabilize or reduce the rate of price compression on certain of the company's communications services; failure to integrate strategic acquisitions and changes in government policies or regulations of India and, in particular, changes relating to the administration of Tata Communications' industry; and, in general, the economic, business and credit conditions in India. Additional factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from such forward-looking statements, many of which are not in Tata Communications' control, include, but are not limited to, those risk factors discussed in Tata Communications' various filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at http://www.sec.gov. Tata Communications is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements.

    
    Media Contacts:

    S Ravindran,
    Tata Communications,
    +91-9223306610
    [email protected]

    Abhishek Prakash
    Tata Communications
    +65-9728-3020
    [email protected]

    Media Agency 
    STC Associates 
    +1-646-214-6545 
    [email protected]  

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