December 22, 2016
Quick Heal acquires Junco Technologies, launches cyber security arm
PUNE: Quick Heal Technologies has acquired Junco Technologies, at IT security firm and will be launching a new line of business, Seqrite Services to be headed by Junco founder Rohit Srivastwa. Seqrite Services will operate as a division of Seqrite, the enteprise business of Quick Heal and will offer cyber security consulting services. The company also announced the launch of the Quick Heal Academy which will work in conjunction with universities, law enforcement agencies, and educational institutions to offer training in cyber security.
Junco Technologies was incubated by the Science & Technology Park, Department of Science &Technology, Government of India. Prior to that, Srivastwa was Director Technology ‘Common Wealth Games 2008 &2010’ held in Pune and New Delhi, overseeing the IT & Security operations.
Vishal Kumar, a cyber law specialist will manage the operations of Quick Heal Academy out of New Delhi.
NASSCOM reports that India has currently around 50,000 trained cyber security professionals, as of 2015. The desired strength should be at least one million by 2020, given the rise in digital threats. With the aid of these two services, Quick Heal aims to help businesses and organizations become more aware of cybersecurity threats, their landscape and learn how to effectively mitigate the associated risks, the company said in a release. The company is among the leading Indian providers of security software products and solutions.