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Eastern Communications introduces new services addressing emerging connectivity needs

In response to the increasing demand for reliable connectivity, telecommunications company Eastern Communications will start offering Community Wi-Fi, Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT), Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), and Eastern Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).

“During the pandemic, we have realized the significance of the Internet in our work or business, and it’s time that we make these connectivity services available to more communities for them to thrive in the now normal,” said Michael Castaneda, head of Sales, Eastern Communications. “With these products, Eastern Communications’ ultimate goal is to provide a reliable connection to every Filipino wherever they are.”

Community Wi-Fi is Eastern Communications’ Managed Wi-Fi service for barangays or localities, which provides free and user-friendly internet connection to the residents within their vicinity. The service offers customizable bandwidth options based on the requirements of the locality or establishment and its users. The Community Wi-Fi is sufficient for browsing, online messaging, e-mailing, distance learning, and watching videos.

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For regions in the country where connectivity options are limited, a satellite can easily provide high-speed and reliable connectivity to any remote location within its coverage. This also addresses both current and future connectivity needs.

Eastern Communications’ VSAT powered by Kacific is designed to quickly connect the most remote and isolated users with light and easily transportable satellite dishes. Kacific, which Eastern Communications recently partnered with, is a satellite operator providing high-speed broadband internet service for the Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands regions.

This communications system’s coverage spans across the country, from Batanes to Tawi-Tawi, and can serve residential and various sectors including but not limited to government, banking, mining, resorts and hotels, construction, SMEs, maritime, logistics, among others.

Cybsecurity

To help businesses navigate issues of remote work, Eastern Communications is introducing SASE, a secure enterprise networking technology that converges the functions of network and security point solutions into a unified, global cloud-native service, powered by their global partner CATO Network. It provides a single network that connects and secures any enterprise resource – physical, cloud, and mobile – anywhere.

This business-grade solution unifies all enterprise network resources including branch locations, remote workforce, and even cloud data centers.

Eastern Communications is also enhancing its cybersecurity services in response to the growing risk that targets many businesses during the pandemic. Eastern Communications teams up with Fortinet, a multinational cybersecurity solutions leader, to provide broad, integrated, and automated digital security services.

With Eastern SIEM, businesses can address various cybersecurity concerns through a single automated solution. This service enables advanced threat detection before a breach can occur, comprehensive visibility to monitor and assess risks, and recognize and expose ongoing anomalies, and mitigate the cyberattack through automated response actions.