Anshul Saxena: An Ardent Entrepreneur Creating a Cyber Secure World

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Legends are visionaries; they dream and change the world by persistently working and pushing their limits. In the same way genius, needs no introduction. Despite their uneventful histories, they tend to be victorious. Discipline, self-belief, and strong determination are some of their captivating traits to accomplish wonders in the long run.
One such success-driven and extra-ordinary entrepreneur is Anshul SaxenaCEO of Halt Pvt. Ltd and CTO of AKS IT Services. Anshul is dedicated to innovate and develop the technologies that solve some of the hardest problems in cyber security space and convert these technologies into products for enterprise around the world.
I love being able to take the initiative, explore ideas, and empower team members to do the same. It’s especially rewarding when my position allows me to turn those ideas into something that can make a difference for the business, our customers, and our employees”, says Anshul.
A Successful entrepreneurial Journey
After completing Bachelor of Engineering from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT) and MS Information Security from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, US, Anshul has worked for well-known multinational organizations like Amazon and Microsoft.
When Anshul was working with Amazon, he was detecting and mitigating cyber-attack on AWS infrastructure. Learning from this experience, he decided to build security solutions that could counter these attacks by using the best available technologies such as AI and Big Data. Today, HaltDos is India’s first Artificial Intelligence-based Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation solution that provides ultimate cyber security to the nation-critical IT infrastructures. It automatically detects various cyber-attacks targeting enterprises and mitigate them in real-time – without requiring any human intervention.
HaltDos is a profitable Indian company developed under Make in India, a type of Swadeshi movement. The company currently offers its Web Application Firewall and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation solution as a cloud-based SaaS service and hardware appliances for large data centers.
Under the leadership of Anshul, within a short time-frame, HaltDos has quickly gained momentum and became one of the best real-world use cases of AI enabled-technology. Halt Pvt. Ltd has been recognized with several awards and recognitions, which bear testimony to commitment towards the leading-edge IT security innovation.
Some Valuable Insights from Anshul’s Desk
Anshul believes that every individual is unique and carves his own path to success. Perseverance is the first rung in the ladder. Ashish Kumar Saxena (Anshul’s Father) has always been his source of inspiration, support and guide. To do something for your country and never give up are two priceless values taught by his father which always motivates him to do better.
Ashish Kumar Saxena is the Founder and Managing Director of AKS Information Technology Services. The company’s remarkable success reflects recipient of premier training in Sweden, France and USA, his unparalleled experience and discerning approach. He is a proud recipient of Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) for the technological innovation in the Indian Air Force, resulting in saving sizeable foreign exchange for the Government exchequer.
AI-Driven Platform Securing Websites
Cyberspace is becoming more complex and there is need of continuous innovation to keep the space secure and resilient to threats. Indigenous solutions, in-house expertise and startup eco-system are the need of hour to reduce dependence on foreign products and solutions for securing critical infrastructure and defence installations.
Established in December 2015, headquartered in Noida, HALT DOS.Com Pvt. Ltd. is an IIT Delhi incubated, DIPP registered Indian IT Security startup that has developed India’s first Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation and Web Application Firewall solutions. Ashish Kumar Saxena and Anshul Saxena are the founders of the company.
HaltDos’ mission is to make the IT security simple, effective and affordable to businesses.  Way forward, the company is dedicated to delivering leading-edge security that provides peace of mind to an online business with real-time, all the time network and application protection. HaltDos is an artificial intelligence based IT security solution that can automatically detect and accurately mitigate cyber-attacks on websites and IT Network in real time. It provides round the clock multi-layered, multi-vector protection against the widest range of attacks without the need of any human intervention. With in-built Load Balancing and SSL acceleration, HaltDos secures websites and enterprise IT networks against data loss, data theft, web-scraping, and website compromise.
Available as a hardware solution for data centers of a large enterprise as well as Software as a Service (SaaS) for the small and medium enterprise, HaltDos provides comprehensive yet affordable security solutions for all. HaltDos’ SaaS-based solutions are securing websites across the globe including US, UK, Europe, South-east Asia, and Japan.
HaltDos’ hardware appliance is global security certified (CC-EAL2+) – high-end network security solution which is designed specifically for the high performance IT networks and is being used by Internet Service Providers and BFSI companies such as MTNL, RailTel, MCX, etc.
A Tailored and Unique Approach towards Customers
Talking about most memorable and remarkable moments about of life Anshul says, “Our first deployment of our solution at one of the leading government state data center. They had approached us when they were under attack and within minutes of deploying our solution, we were able to secure their network. Not only did we help secure the customer but also prove our worthiness and our ability in detecting and mitigating attacks” Anshul feels that this is one of the most significant milestones, among many others, shaping his journey as an entrepreneur.
Anshul advises to the budding entrepreneur that always love what you do and have a customer-first approach. If one put all the efforts in solving problems for the customers, then success will take care of itself.
Journey towards Flourishing Future
Progressing forward with positive approach, the company is improving logistics by expanding distribution network and creating local offices in other geographies like Singapore. The company has opened an office in USA to cater and North-American market. In the immediate future, the company plan to expand presence to the APAC and ASEAN region on account of a projected DDoS mitigation market growth of 18% CAGR during the forecast period (2017-2023) in the Asia-Pacific region. Anshul is truly persistent towards making HaltDos the absolute best company it can be in the future.
Source :-The 30 Young and Dynamic Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2019

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