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Microsoft develops security system to respond to threats

Microsoft develops security system to respond to threats
PTI
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First Published: Wed, Feb 17 2010. 02 21 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Feb 17 2010. 02 21 PM IST
Hyderabad: Software giant Microsoft has developed an integrated a global security system that allows security workers to respond to threats.
The company is willing to share its resources with security agencies in case of emergencies like violence in its campus, safety of its employees after a natural disaster or respond to overheating data centres.
“The security system is co-ordinated from centres located in Redmond, Washington, England and Hyderabad. Each one of these centres is responsible for certain geographical area. Hyderabad is for Asia. We can access the gravity of the situation sitting at one the centres,” Srini Koppolu, vice-president and managing director of Microsoft India Development Centre said.
“About 30 Microsoft employees, who were in Thailand on official duty in November 2008, were rescued when the anti-government protestors had taken over the airport at Bangkok,” Koppulu said.
Thousands of travelers from around the world were stranded at the airport. The senior officials of the company reacted to the situation fast and swung in to action to make sure that the employees were safely shipped out of the country.
The quick response from Microsoft, which was part of the integrated global security operations center was successfully, carried out the operation with the coordination among all three centres.
“Even in situations like tsunami, we continuously monitor and analyse the conditions,” he added.
The company was also willing to share the system with governmental agencies like police and security personnel.
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First Published: Wed, Feb 17 2010. 02 21 PM IST