IT security in India has advanced to reflect changes in the wider business environments, including new products, technology, and regulatory requirements. While this adds to the complexity, it also provides the opportunity to re-think and transforms processes, making them more reliable and trustworthy. To identify future IT risk possibilities along with effective solutions to keep your IT security assets safe and secure, QuickHeal is right here for you.
In an interview with Insights Success, Kailash Katkar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Quick Heal Technologies Limited gave some insightful answers highlighting the influences made by his company to take IT security assets to a new level.
- Brief us about Quick Heal:
Founded in 1995, Quick Heal Technologies Limited is an Indian company pioneering in IT security software products and solutions. The co-founders Mr. Kailash Katkar and Mr. Sanjay Katkar are one of the early pioneers in the Indian software products industry. Under their leadership, Quick Heal Technologies began offering anti-virus solutions to a market that was still new to the term Computer Viruses. Since its inception, Quick Heal Technologies Limited has set the industry benchmark for computer security standards and established itself as one of the leaders in IT security solutions in India.
Our portfolio includes solutions under the widely recognized brand names ‘Quick Heal’ and ‘Seqrite’ across various operating systems and devices. Quick Heal currently has over 8.0 million active licenses spread across more than 80 countries.
- What kind of Tech Services does Quick Heal provide that makes you stand out from the competitors?
We provide IT security solutions under two brands:
- Quick Heal for retail customers
- Seqrite for enterprise customers
- Briefly, tell us about the CEO/Founder of the Quick Heal
Kailash Katkar is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Quick Heal Technologies Limited, India’s leading IT Security Solutions Company. He transformed Quick Heal from a small one-room, boot-strapped electrical device repair station to a security solution empire spread over 80 countries worldwide.
A first generation entrepreneur, Kailash Katkar started his computer maintenance and hardware peripherals company-CAT Computer Services in 1991. Along with his brother, he diversified his core business capabilities into the creation and development of antivirus solutions and formed Quick Heal Technologies in 1995. Today, Quick Heal is one of the leading security solutions in the consumer and SOHO segments. In 2015, the Katkar brothers rearranged their brand preference in the enterprise segment and launched Seqrite – Quick Heal’s Enterprise Security brand.
Under his leadership, Quick Heal has been recognized among 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. The company has stood out as the most preferred antivirus brand in the Consumer and SOHO category bagging the CRN Channel Champions award for six consecutive years, from 2009-2014 and as the most preferred security solutions in the Enterprise segment for three consecutive years.
- Kindly brief us about the unique tactics and solutions that used in Quick Heal
Each product is designed to simplify IT security management across the length and depth of devices and on multiple platforms. They are customized to suit consumers, small businesses, Government establishments and corporate houses. Over a span of 22 years the company’s R&D has focused on computer and network security solutions. The current portfolio of cloud-based security and advanced machine learning enabled solutions stop threats, attacks and malicious traffic before it strikes.
- How do you work on your long term relationships with your clients?
At Quick Heal Technologies, customers are at the heart of everything we do. We strongly believe that the key to success is building relationships that provide value on a consistent basis and exceed customer expectations.
- What are the future advancements of Quick Heal, and how well equipped are you?
We are at the pivot at the next stage of growth as we continue to build resilience and increase our competitive advantages. We are making the right investments in the building our R&D capabilities and investing in infrastructure, systems, technology and new products. We will continue to tap new opportunities in the domestic market and expand our presence in international market through consistent brand building initiatives.