Quick Heal: Accomplishing IT Security with Simplified Security Configurations

CIOReview Team | Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 06:24 IST

With a significant number of organizations investing in building a robust IT security infrastructure, India is emerging as a notable market for IT security services. But as organisations embrace new technologies without fully comprehending its implications on the entire enterprise, they make themselves vulnerable to an array of cyber security threats. Therefore, maintaining a sufficient amount of information security measure is not an easy task in the modern era, and between the regulations and exploding number of data breaches, it has only become more difficult. The biggest problem is that as businesses implement new policies and deploy cutting-edge cyber security systems, hackers discover inventive ways to circumvent those barriers. Accomplishing products to simplify IT security management across the length and depth of devices and on multiple platforms is Pune based Quick Heal Technologies Limited that enjoys being the leading provider of Internet Security tools in India. Established in 1995 as CAT Computer Services for computer maintenance and repair services, the company was renamed as Quick Heal Technologies Pvt. Ltd. in 2007 and is determined at establishing itself as a complete IT security solutions provider through constant innovation and technology adaptations since then. 

Quick heal, initially formed with the motive of fulfilling the demand of reliable solutions for prevention of data breaches has been actively involved in Research and Development of anti-virus software since its establishment. “The current portfolio of cloud-based security and advanced machine learning enabled security solutions that are developed in India stop threats, virus and malware attacks and malicious traffic before it strikes and considerably reduces the system resource usage.” says Sanjay Katkar, MD and CTO of Quick Heal Technologies Limited.

Entire Range of Proprietary Solutions
Quick Heal accomplishes a complete suite of solutions comprising of antivirus products and scan engines for Home users and Enterprise users and thus launched Seqrite, its enterprise range of solutions in 2015 to furnish solutions for Endpoint Security, Gateway Security and Server Security. The creation followed by subsequent development and maintenance of the core antivirus engine was spearheaded by Sanjay along with his brother Kailash Katkar, MD and CEO of Quick Heal Technologies. “In a span of over two decades, we have redesigned the entire product portfolio and elevated the role of Quick Heal as a trustworthy IT security brand in more than 80 countries.” adds Sanjay.

The company brings on the table Seqrite Endpoint Security Business edition enriched with basic features like Antivirus, Firewall and IDS/IPS for small enterprises and Seqrite Endpoint Security Total edition for medium and large enterprises. Moving ahead, Quick Heal accomplishes Seqrite MDM, a cloud-based enterprise mobility solution that includes security features like Application Control and Anti-theft. With its strong network of channel partners, Seqrite MDM is gradually expanding to Tier I and Tier II cities in India with SMBs, food service enterprises, financial institutions, educational institutions, and Government bodies being some of its major clients.

Further, as security management in a distributed environment is revolutionizing the entire enterprise security market globally, Quick Heal responds to the requirement of building a strong cloud security strategy with its integrated solution Seqrite Cloud that facilitates policy configuration, backup and more on the cloud for Seqrite products. Quick Heal introduced Seqrite TERMINATOR(UTM), a high-performance, easy-to-use Unified Threat Management solution for small and mid-size enterprises. The easily deployable solution provides a layer of robust anti-virus protection along with additional security and manageability tools like Firewall and IDS/IPS.
Adding to the basket of enterprise solutions is Seqrite Antivirus for Linux, a comprehensive antivirus solution designed to simplify security configurations and synchronize control on Linux networks across all levels of the organization. Apart from basic features like Antivirus and Samba Protection, Seqrite Antivirus for Linux offers some advanced features like web security, advanced device control, and asset management on Linux Platform.

Global Recognition
With over two decades of industry experience and an extensive channel partner association of more than 19000, Quick Heal Technologies Ltd has now become a trusted brand amongst customers. Besides, the company has received multiple industry awards including Channels’ Choice Award, awarded by DQ Channels in 2009; Maharashtra IT Awards, awarded by Government of Maharashtra in 2009; the CRN Channel Champion Award for Client Security in 2014 and 2015 and the DQChannels Channel Satisfaction Survey 2015 in the category of antivirus vendors. Quick Heal has also been recognized as one of India’s most globally competitive SME, with business practices at par with global giants, with the Emerging India Award 2009, organized by ICICI Bank and CNBC TV 18. Since its incorporation, more than 24.5 million product licenses have been installed and today Quick Heal enjoys an active license user base of more than 7 million spread across more than 80 countries. With offices in the US, Japan, Dubai and Kenya, the company looks forward to further global expansion in the near future.