Quick Heal Technologies’ new enterprise brand ‘Seqrite’ – aimed at IT security solutions for business enterprises – offers a range of products like endpoint security, unified threat management, mobile device management and others, the company’s Country Manager-Enterprise Sales Jyotish Werulkar tells much more to Elets News Network (ENN). Excerpts:
Which is the most important and profitable segment for you in terms of business?
All industries and segments are equally important for us. We devise focused strategies for them, considering the market dynamics of each one of them. In the recent years, the need for robust IT and network security solutions has increased at enterprises, owing to certain trends such as BYOD (bring your own device) and developments such as; larger networks spanning multiple regions, inclusion of cloud technologies and like that.
This creates an opportunity area for Seqrite, the enterprise security solutions brand by Quick Heal. Seqrite Solutions, an extension of Quick Heal’s industry leading offerings, are a combination of intelligence, analysis of applications and state-of-the-art technology. They are designed to provide better protection for our customers’ data, devices and networks. Focused exclusively on the enterprise market, Seqrite offers Endpoint Security, Server Security and Gateway Security solutions.
By virtue of our offerings, the key industries which we are catering to are banking, government, healthcare, education, logistics, manufacturing, publishing and transport.
How are Quick Heal and Seqrite contributing in Digital India initiative of the Government of India?
Both at Seqrite and Quick Heal, our innovations are focused on the emerging threats to IT and network security, securing new and advanced IT devices and on the evolving expectations from consumers to protect these devices.
For the success of Digital India, enterprises across industries are building capabilities and introducing next generation products and solutions to provide a robust foundation. A major part of the success and responsibility lies on the IT industry and Quick Heal being a part of the Indian IT industry as well as the leading provider of security solutions in India; is well equipped to support this ambitious initiative.
We have indigenously developed comprehensive product offering across all segments – Home, SMB, Enterprise, across platforms – Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux and for all devices – Desktops, Laptops, Mobiles, Tablets. We frequently introduce new updates and innovations to our existing solutions and our new products are introduced with features that counter the new age threats, such as; artificial intelligence and real time detection of threats.
We have the combined strengths of capability and reach which positions us appropriately to support the Digital India initiative.
What major challenges are you facing in the Indian market?
We view challenges as opportunities and accordingly devise our product development strategies. We are market leaders with around 30% market share of the consumer IT security segment in India. Our Enterprise Security Solutions, Seqrite, has over 25,000 customers and is securing more than a million endpoints.
The legacy IT infrastructure needs to be enabled with IT security solutions to remain protected against ever increasing cyber security threats. Enterprises today need to be equipped with robust solutions to protect their IT infrastructure.
At Quick Heal, we are committed to spreading awareness and introducing advanced solutions to address the evolving challenges of enterprises.
Focused exclusively on the Enterprise market, Seqrite offers Endpoint Security, Server Security and Gateway Security solutions and recently we have introduced EPS 7.0, that encompass more competitive features with higher scalability and responsiveness. It is designed to support bigger networks with enhanced scalability.
What distinguishes you from a host of anti-virus products available in market?
We take pride in being a ‘Make in India’ brand. Our advanced technologies and strong channel network gives us an edge over our competitors. Moreover, Quick Heal is the pioneer of IT security solutions in India and has a glorious and remarkable journey of growth and expansion for over the last two decades.
We are seamlessly monitoring the cyber security threat scenario to provide our customers real time protection against advanced vulnerabilities. Our Threat Research & Response team analyses cyber vulnerabilities 24x7x365, thus enabling real time detection and prevention of threats.
Our research work in machine learning and real time threat detection helps customers in instantaneously protecting their hardware and data.
By the virtue of our offerings, the key industries which we are catering to are banking, government, healthcare, education, logistics, manufacturing, publishing and transport.
Lots of people face problem due to Ransomware on daily basis, do you have any solution?
Ransomware variants will keep rising in the coming days as well. They are suspected to hit its targets with new and more advanced variants. This malware is also expected to remain complicated because of its continuously changing internal coding and obfuscation techniques.
The new version of our all products also includes a very important capability of combating ransomware which has been posing serious threat to data, information and hardware since past few months. Our Ransomware protection feature is a highly comprehensive solution, specifically developed to detect / block Ransomwares. This feature has been made available to our Consumer and Enterprise customers. It has been able to successfully detect and block hundreds of ransomwares across consumer systems. Our Ransomware protection tool coupled with Backup and restore feature are being plugged in to the consumer and enterprise products through updates. Ransomware protection tool is currently available in Seqrite Endpoint Security (EPS) 6.x and EPS 7.x series.
We are constantly innovating to equip our customers to monitor and prevent such threats and safeguard their critical data.