IT world is emerging as a significant market for security services and products as organizations across various verticals are now investing in building a robust security infrastructure. With the increase in adoption of smart devices, organizations across the world have become particularly vulnerable. With the rise in IP traffic and data growing at a rapid speed, networks are being threatened like never before. The new threat landscape has taken many shapes and definitions.
Today, Cyber security threats have become increasingly sophisticated and complex. The need for securing the IT infrastructure has been of prime importance for many organizations. The cyber security market is currently undergoing unprecedented growth and development due to a wide variety of internal and external factors. Quick Heal is committed to step up to the challenge of embracing new technologies and taking the role of business enablers when it comes to IT security.
Quick Heal is one of the leading providers of security software products and solutions in India with a market share of over 30% in the retail segment. Quick Heal products cater to home users, small offices and home offices (SOHO), SMBs, enterprises, educational institutions, as well as government agencies and departments.
Kailash Katkar & Sanjay Katkar, Striving Entrepreneurs
KailashSahebrao Katkar, co-founder, MD & CEO of Quick Heal is an innovative entrepreneur of Quick Heal who has been associated with Quick Heal since its incorporation and has experience in sales, marketing, customer services, technical support and administration.
Kailash Katkar born on 1st November, 1966 and grew up in Pune. He discontinued his education at a tender age and decided to divert his inquisitiveness and hard work to establish his own business.
Sanjay Katkar, MD & CTO of Quick Heal, younger brother of Kailash Katkar encouraged him to take a step further by diversifying their core capabilities for the creation and development of antivirus solutions. His innovative approach and creative inputs to product development, strong commitment to quality and extensive knowledge of customer satisfaction, market share, and productivity has reshaped and redesigned the entire product portfolio, which has elevated the role of Quick Heal as a trustworthy security brand across the globe.
Sanjay Katkar also serves as the Director of Association of Anti-Virus Researchers Asia (AAVAR). He is also a member of the Technology Steering Committee of National Security Database.
In 1995, both brothers founded Quick Heal and focused solely on the in-house brand ‘Quick Heal’, creating marketing strategies and reworking on operational strengths to build a dedicated Research and Development center and a strong ground-support team.
This little spur of thought guided by sheer grit & gumption drove Kailash to set up his own business-from a small one-room, boot-strapped electrical device repair station to a Security Solutions empire spread over 80 countries worldwide. Today, Quick Heal carries out its sales and marketing activities out of 65 offices and warehouses across 37 cities in India and through its subsidiaries that are present in Japan, Dubai, the United States and Kenya.
Prior to Quick Heal, Kailash served as a maintenance engineer at Data Star Electronics. His business acumen and astute sense of market trends prompted him to take over this virtually dying technology and transform it into a computer maintenance and hardware peripherals company-CAT Computer Services, in 1991.
As the CEO, his strategic business partnerships that have continuously produced significant business value for Quick Heal in the form of financial performance, customer satisfaction and loyalty, market share, and productivity. He also leads the strategy for how to best manage and orchestrate the delivery of Quick Heal products and services for customers.
Kailash’s strong commitment to operational excellence,innovative approach to business problems, and aptitude for partnering cross-functionally have reshaped and leveraged the security brand as the most preferred solution in consumer and SOHO segments (single office/home office) and rearranged the brand preference in the enterprise segment.
“Every start-up foresees becoming the market leader. The journey is tremendously challenging but the one who keeps their feet firmly on the ground will go a long way for this, develop a personal philosophy of principles, beliefs, and values that you feel strongly about”, Kailash advised few success mantras for young entrepreneurs.
Kailash received several awards including, the SME Channels’ “IT Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 2014. On August 18, 2015, Quick Heal was awarded the “Make in India Excellence 2015” award for its contribution towards the economic growth of the country. Quick Heal solutions have also been certified by AV-Test and AVComparatives.
Simple, Effective and Intelligent Security Solutions
Quick Heal’s proprietary antivirus technology, which is based on an innovative behaviour and threat detection system, works to detect security threats, including virus and malware attacks in real time to protect users’ IT assets across platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and Linux, and across devices, including desktops, laptops, mobile/ smartphones and tablets, while aiming to ensure resource availability, business continuity and an uninterrupted digital experience.
Quick Heal’s product portfolio includes solutions under “Quick Heal” and “Seqrite”. Since its incorporation, more than 24.5 million licenses of Quick Heal products have been installed and as of June 30, 2015 Quick Heal had over 6.9 million active licenses spread across more than 80 countries.
Seqrite is the Enterprise Security brand of Quick Heal, Seqrite offers the following products:
- Seqrite Endpoint Security (Total and Business) provides management and control of virus protection on networks and caters to both SME and corporate markets with the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) feature.
- Mobile Device Management (MDM) allows enterprises to grant their employees the privilege of mobile productivity without boundaries, MDM is a precursor for all enterprises.
- Seqrite Cloud is an integrated solution that allows the management and regulation of multiple Endpoint Security.
- TERMINATOR is the Unified Threat Management Solution for robust gateway security.
- Antivirus for Server offers multi-layered security at exceptional speeds, enhances resource optimization.
- Antivirus for Linux offers simplified security configurations and synchronizes control on Linux networks.
The security software solutions are user friendly and can be accessed, installed and used with minimal effort and limited technical knowledge.
- Quick Heal continuously innovate and create excellent marketing strategies with prioritized and efficient direct ‘touch’ for communications with their resellers and distributors.
- Prioritized and regular dissemination of information regarding products, prices and schemes.
- Quick Heal continuously update their customers and partners with technology and renewal systems that make it easier for customers and resellers to renew licenses.
- Float several lucrative renewal schemes to generate renewal revenue.
- Quick Heal believes in encouraging and enabling partners to identify opportunities and deploy solutions.
Thriving Future of Quick Heal
Quick heal has a strong mission to solidify their leadership position globally in an ever-evolving security products and services industry, across a range of growing market segments, including computers, mobiles, tablets and Next Gen Networks (NGNs) and to forge strong customer and partner relationships.
There has been a rapid growth and increased demand of Quick Heal products and solutions over the last few years. The number of active licenses installed by users has increased from 2.5 million as of March 31, 2011 to 6.9 million as of June 30, 2015. The total revenue of the company grew at a CAGR of 21.94% over the last five fiscal years.