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According to information security firm K7 Computing, the use of digital technology presents more opportunities for threat actors to strike at poorly secured enterprises. “Business leaders in India are aware of and concerned by the increase in cyberattacks and are budgeting for an increase in cybersecurity expenditure in 2023 to secure their operations,” said Kesavardhanan J, founder and president of K7 Computing.
The New Indian Express
Cybersecurity firm 'K7 Computing' plans to provide security services to large enterprises by providing an expert team to monitor and respond in times of trouble or a cyber attack. The company has launched the service on a pilot basis where it provides customized security and checks for vulnerabilities, apart from providing software products.
A confluence of factors has resulted in cybersecurity attaining greater significance this decade: the pandemic changed the way we work; Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) created a business model for threat actors that led to a steep increase in the number of attacks; and cyberwarfare is used to augment conventional weapons in international conflict. All of these have made cyberthreats a national security concern.
Indian cybersecurity firms are capitalizing on a covid-induced surge in demand fuelled by a sharp rise in cyberattacks. This has also boosted revenues of companies and driving investor interest in cybersecurity startups. The market growth is led by increased use of technology among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and even governments. Indian firms are also expanding to new markets and growing their workforce. K7 Computing is seeing traction in the Middle East and Southeast Asia markets, said J Kesavardhanan, founder and president.
K7 Computing Private Limited, a global major in cybersecurity, recently celebrated 30 years of providing world-class antivirus. The company is one of the most accomplished antivirus providers in the world and the recipient of a number of international awards for its protection that does not impact device performance, and was ranked World #1 in the Performance Test conducted by AV-Comparatives of Austria. One of a few antivirus vendors to have developed a proprietary scan engine, K7 Computing now protects 25+ million users and 40+ million devices across 27 countries.
The Times of India
Kesavardhanan J, the Founder & CEO of K7 Computing, has remained ahead of the curve since he founded K7 Computing in 1991 at the age of 22. Entering the cybersecurity space, choosing products over services, prioritising efficiency, building a lean team, incorporating automation and artificial intelligence, promoting knowledge sharing, and pioneering the use of FMCG distribution channels – Kesavardhanan has repeatedly set the trends that other entrepreneurs have followed.
AV Comparatives, the internationally respected Austrian organisation that assesses antivirus software, ranked K7 Computing Private Limited – a global major in cybersecurity – No.1 in the world among other competing antivirus companies in their Performance Test conducted in April 2022. The first Indian brand in the world to have achieved this ranking, K7 Computing received the lowest impact score of 1.6 and is the only antivirus provider to achieve the ‘Very Fast’ rating in all test categories.
K7 Computing Private Limited, an Indian firm developing international award-winning cyber security products, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India for collaboration in the area of cyber security.
Under this MoU, CERT-In is providing a platform to K7 to provide a free bot and ransomware removal tool for citizens. The details of the free bot and ransomware removal tool are provided on CERT-In’s Cyber Swachhta Kendra (Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre) website through which users from across the country will be able to access and download K7’s botnet and ransomware removal tool free of cost.
SUCCESS Insights India
K7 Computing has been selected by SUCCESS Insights India as one of the Super 5 Cyber Security Solution Providers in recognition of 30+ years of cybersecurity excellence.