Alok Industries Scouts For IPsec VPN
Alok Industries Ltd. - a player in the home textiles, apparel fabrics and garments sector - is currently on the lookout for a suitable VPN solution with IP Sec tunneling for addressing its connectivity needs.
Spelling his requirements to CXOtoday, KR Badhe, manager-IT, Alok Industries, said, “We are currently scouting for VPN with IP Sec tunneling. At present our network setup consists of Sify’s VPN On B/B from corporate office with 256 Kbps and 128 Kbps with the last mile being 512 Kbps connecting to the company’s factories through 128 Kbps VPN, the last mile being 512 Kbps on B/B.”
According to Badhe, “The network connectivity would be utilized for batch processing data transfer on day-to-day basis and master creation with 50% utilization.”
“At present only 10 users would be accessing the network, however, from 2005 onwards there will be approximately 200 named users. Moreover, users will be in future accessing mission critical applications like ERP from the network,” added Badhe.
The company has eight locations comprising of seven factories and one head office in India. The company has more than 500 nodes running on Windows 2000 with each location having one server that runs on Windows NT.
The company is engaged in several areas of textile manufacturing processes such as yarn dyeing, woven processing, weaving, knitting, embroidery, garmenting and home textiles.