ICICI Infotech, an information technology company promoted
by ICICI Bank, the second largest bank in India, has made
a foray into the loss prevention and security solutions
space through a strategic partnership with the US-based
Affiance group, which develops, integrates and markets
leading-edge technologies. Accordingly, ICICI Infotech
has come out with two security products: SecurDVR and
ICICI Infotech managing director and CEO V Srinivasan:
SecurDVR and EssentialServer are proprietary products
of Affiance. We will be exclusively marketing the Affiance
products in the Indian market, directly and through channel
partners. In turn, we will provide software development
and product enhancement services to Affiance through a
dedicated off-shore development facility in Bangalore.
two security products are expected to have a wide market
in India. The first of these, SecurDVR, provides an easy-to-use
and cost-effective video monitoring and surveillance solution,
which can be applied across industries. Using a state-of-the-art
image capture technology, SecurDVR integrates closed-circuit
television with advanced digital recording, fast image
retrieval and remote access to protect people and assets
24 hours a day.
second product, EssentialServer, is designed to maximise
data protection, availability and recovery. It also minimises
the initial investment and reduces operating costs, being
especially designed for small- and medium-sized enterprises.
This product recovers and restores files, directories
and even the complete system data within minutes.
from the two new products, ICICI Infotech also has to
its credit security tools like SecurCAN and SecurSeal.
While the former is a comprehensive client access solution,
which enables an extended enterprise to transact securely
over hybrid network environments, the latter provides
a solution framework for the systems risks of an enterprise.
the market for these tools, Srinivasan says: The
lack of preparedness of Indian companies in the area of
information security is alarming. According to a KPMG
study conducted this year, 23 per cent of Indian companies
have experienced security breaches and the total cost
of computer crimes over the last five years has been pegged
at a whopping $10 billion. This points out to a critical
need to incorporate security devices in day-to-day operations
and this is where our products will come in handy.
Infotechs processes are assessed at SEI-CMM level
3 and the
company is ISO 9001:2000-certifed for its IT infrastructure