Under the MOU, Kaspersky Lab, Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam have agreed to leverage their strengths in security products and services to develop joint security solutions in the areas of Mobility and Endpoint Security, and Cloud Security Services. These solutions will aim to address the ever-increasing security threats to consumers and corporates inIndiaand Asia Pacific.
The focus of Mobile Security solutions will be to secure the growing number of smartphone users, who access the internet on the move for official and personal purposes. Security analysts have identified mobile malware as one of the key emerging sources of security threats, due to the increasing acceptability and penetration of such devices into the corporate environment.
Kaspersky Lab will also work with Tech Mahindra to create a range of managed security services offerings aimed at the SMB sector in the sub-continent and beyond. These services, built using Kaspersky Lab’s proven endpoint security products and Mahindra’s expertise in service delivery, will provide small businesses with access to enterprise-class security at low transaction costs.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. C P Gurnani, CEO, Mahindra Satyam said, “Information Security Services is growing at a rapid pace globally and we are doing very well in this area. Our understanding with Kaspersky Lab is to jointly address this market with solutions, platforms and models, to provide customers with new “security-as-a-service’ offerings and address mobile security threats.”
“Indiais one of Kaspersky Lab’s key markets and growing extremely fast. Having Indian System Integrators like Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam partnering with Kaspersky Lab is, by itself, already a success story. Kaspersky Lab has reached the Number 1 position in the Indian AV market and with strong partners like Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam, we can further grow our market share inIndiawhile extending the same success to other APAC markets. We are very excited about this partnership. It is the value-driven service orientation of Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam to provide world-class security solutions to clients and the potential to win new business that will make this partnership a very fruitful and successful one,” said Mr. Harry Cheung, Managing Director, Kaspersky Lab, Asia-Pacific.
Mr. Lucius Lobo, Vice-President Security Services, Tech Mahindra, said, “With the rapid growth of smartphones and tablets and their use for commerce, new threats from mobile malware have already started becoming a major problem. Nearly 6 billion individuals today have a cellphone and can be the target of cybercriminals over the next 2-3 years. The partnership between Kaspersky Lab, Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam will help address these challenges by bringing a comprehensive portfolio of mobile security solutions to consumers and enterprises on a wide scale.”
Mr. Bernie Bengler, Director Cloud Services / Software as a Service, Kaspersky Lab, Asia-Pacific noted that “Every day 70,000 new threats are discovered. In 2011 alone, 70,000,000 malware has been collected. On our mission to protect the world from malware and targeted attacks, we believe telecommunication companies play a key role. We see Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam as strong partners as both companies provide services to telecommunication giants on a global scale. Only with strong partners, will we be able to battle malware and targeted attacks successfully — from endpoints all the way up to the cloud.”