Rampaging tech giant PLDT has introduced what it claimed as the countryâ€™s first mobile broadband solution that offers integrated cloud-based Internet protection.
Dubbed as PLDT WeRoam Protect, the solution allows a companyâ€™s mobile workforce to access the Internet as well as the companyâ€™s intranet network and software applications through a wireless Internet connection.
PLDT vice president and head of corporate business Jovy Hernandez said in a statement that solution addresses the need of large companies to increase the productivity of employees while providing a secure Internet experience.
â€œGlobal studies show that employees spend an average of two to three hours per day surfing the Internet for non-business reasons, especially those who work in the field using mobile broadband,â€ Hernandez said. â€œThe concern of large companies is that this practice exposes the end-user to security risks and, to some, even productivity losses.â€
The large companies who need increased data security and higher productivity can use PLDT WeRoam Protect which limits Internet access only to officially sanctioned websites, the telecom firm said.
â€œFor most companies, managing their mobile Internet traffic is an IT nightmare,â€ said PLDT head of corporate business solutions Vic Tria. â€œTraditionally, you would have to spend millions in software and hardware to provide enterprise-grade Web security to mobile workers. PLDT WeRoam Protect does this all within the cloud, thus lowering costs and allowing a hassle-free and highly-scalable implementation.â€
Hernandez added that through the power of cloud computing, PLDT WeRoam Protect can guarantee a substantial increase in mobile workforce productivity by thoroughly filtering all Internet content according to the clientâ€™s needs.
Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, where software, data storage and other resources are shared over the Internet.
With cloud computing, mobile users can access their companyâ€™s network and applications remotely through the Internet.
The new service offering is powered by Zscaler, a security-as-a-service solutions provider.