Information technology security major Symantec Corporation
will release its new enterprise security software codenamed
Hamlet this year. According to chief technology officer
Mark F Bregman, new security product has taken into account
all the security concerns of the enterprise segment
there is an Indian connection to this Hamlet. Outlining
that vice president-India Technical Operations Veritas
Software India Pvt Ltd Anil Chakravarthy, said, "The
data leakage component / module is made at Pune and some
of the modules are tested there." Veritas Software
is the wholly owned subsidiary of the American company
and has a development centre at Pune.
to him, Veritas is developing security products in India
since 1993 for its parent company. The company has around
2200 employees and is the largest site for Symantec outside
the US. Nearly 36 per cent of Symantec''s global research
and development (R&D) patent are originates from India.
"One in eight engineers in our company have contributed
towards product innovation."
the company set up a development centre in Chennai with
an idea of employing around 1000 people.
Symantec is promoting Security 2.0 concept that encompasses
not only the methods to protect the devices (personal
computers, servers and others) but also the information
and the interactions stored in the computers, servers
and other devices. "Security 2.0 looks at the new
threats, new protective mechanisms, new delivery methods
and also new business models," said Bregman.
to him, critical corporate information lies in a structured
format in the data base- and in unstructured formats
like emails, files. Referring to a study which stated
that 75 per cent of all intellectual property is contained
in emails and similar percentage of all litigation involves
some kind of email discoveries he said that such critical
information have to be protected against outside attacks.
security product companies like Symantec, India offers
a good growth opportunity what with the growing penetration
of broadband and online transactions and data security
being a major challenge.
six per cent of the computer attacks are targeted at home
via Bot network. In major cities like Mumbai, Delhi and
Bangalore nearly 78 per cent of the computers are Bot
infected. There are several phising websites hosted in
India," said Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, Symantec
to him the Internet has changed the way Indians transact,
shop and interact. The Indians with debit cards have grown
from 0.25 million in 1999 to over 50 million today with
Rs1,000 billion in transaction value. This has thrown
open a great opportunity for security product companies.
F-Secure another American anti virus company tied up with
Hyderabad based S V Electronics to distribute its security
products. "Broadband connectivity is rapidly increasing
in India and the growth generates tremendous opportunity
for F-Secure to offer our cutting edge products to the
customers here," said Jari Heinonen, vice president,
APAC Region, F-Secure Corporation.