Ashish Kumar Saxena: A Technocrat Shaping his Path

Ashish Kumar Saxena |AKS Group of companies
Ashish Kumar Saxena | AKS Group of companies

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow. There have been a number of techies in the world, that have created a change in this world. Every now and then we see new start-ups and fresh ideas in this innovative businesses era. One such veteran Ashish Kumar Saxena has come with his entrepreneurial spirit and formed AKS Group of companies.  He is tycoon with a deep technical knowledge carrying out innovative ideas and a managerial ability.

Know Him Better
An alumnus of IIT Delhi (M.Tech), Ashish did his B.Sc (Engineering) in Electrical from HBTI, Kanpur. He started his career as an Instrument Engineer in Tata Chemicals Ltd. in 1976 and thereafter joined Indian Air Force (IAF) as an Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) in 1977. Continued in IAF for more than two-and-half decades and took premature retirement in 2003.
During his service, he was awarded ‘Vishisht Seva Medal’ by the President of India for his distinguished service. In IAF, he held the appointment of Chief Engineering Offices as Wing Commander and during his last tenure he was looking after Information & Electronic Warfare (IEW) Trained in US, France and Sweden on IEW. Later, worked as Vice President (Technology) in Network Security Solutions and managed the creation of Computer Emergency Response Team-India (CERT-In).

In the year 2006, he founded AKS IT Services Pvt Ltd. After a few years, in the year 2012, he founded AKS Institute of Cyber Technology. And, then in the year 2015 cofounded Pvt Ltd. along with his son, Anshul Saxena.

Exclusive Solutions
AKS Group deals in Cyber Security. AKS IT Services provides auditing (Network & Applications), consulting, compliance and computer Forensics services. AKS Institute provides Cyber Security Training and HaltDos, product Development Company, develops Cyber Security Products. We have developed a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack mitigation solution, Web Application Firewall (WAF). These products are certified by Govt of India, STQC (International Common Criteria Test Lab).
First time in India, such a complex DDoS mitigation solution has been developed successfully which is Artificial Intelligence based and EAL2+ certified. It is only one-of-its-kind in the world, which provides Integrated DDoS mitigation and WAF in a single machine.
Overcoming Challenges
 There are numerous challenges in doing business in India. Here are few them shared by Ashish.

  • First, Slavery mindset of our people that Foreign products are better than Indian Products and foreigner can provide better services.
  • Secondly, delay in payments.
  • Thirdly, corruption. GST has helped a lot in simplifying taxation system. Samadhan yojna has also improved the payment system.

Even though he is a self-motivated person, he derives motivation from his son, Akash Saxena. He said, “My son Akash has inspired me to become an entrepreneur and trying to fulfill my commitments towards Akash who is no more with us.”

Key Achievements
Successfully carried out 8400+ Application security audit, AKS Group is now carrying out SCADA systems audits in Power Sector. Also, it has indigenously developed AKS Forensics workstation, DDoS mitigation solution, Web Application Firewall under Make in India.
AKS Group has received various awards like Express IT innovation Award 2015, DSCI Innovation Award 2016, IIT Delhi Innovation award 2017, SIDBI, Economic Times most Innovative MSE award 2018, 50 Innovative leader award 2018, etc.

Current Industry Scenario
Cyber Security is the need of the hour by all countries. Indigenous cybersecurity products are a must for critical information infrastructure. Cybersecurity industry will continue to grow even in faster pace times to come. “We are in Cyber Security domain which is growing at a faster pace.” –Asish added further.

Future Lifestyle
The foundations of the company are strong and it is keeping them abreast with the latest technology, which will continue to grow with a much faster pace. Also, now preparing to launch Cloud-based WAF, CDN, DNS & DDOS in the next month named as EDGEO. “We are planning to spread our business globally.” –stated Aashish.

A Million Dollar Advice
“Hard work and passion are must for success.
Downfall does occur and that’s the part of life, what matters is perseverance.
Lage Raho success will be yours!” –said Ashish.

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