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Quick Heal launches new suite of cybersecurity solutions for laptops, desktops

Quick Heal launches new suite of cybersecurity solutions for laptops, desktops
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Indian cybersecurity solutions provider Quick Heal Technologies has launched its next-generation suite of cybersecurity solutions for laptops and desktops, which the company claims is lighter, faster and smarter than its previous release.

The new solutions include upgraded versions of Quick Heal Total Security, Quick Heal Internet Security and Quick Heal Anti-Virus Pro aimed at stopping cyberattacks, privacy breaches and other online threats.

The new range of solutions are equipped with advanced and comprehensive features like total ransomware protection, as well as webcam protection, portable file vault, safe banking, parental control and web security to give customers an edge over sophisticated cybercriminals and threat actors, Kailash Katkar, managing director and chief executive, said.

He added that the new feature, total ransomware protection, will provide complete protection for important user data against critical ransomware attacks.

The company also said that it had introduced the Tally backup feature in total ransomware protection to protect and recover critical Tally files, along with the popular document formats, in case of an attack.

Sanjay Katkar, joint managing director and chief technology officer, said that the company had also added a portable file vault to restrict unauthorised access to users’ confidential documents through state-of-the-art encryption and prevents deletion of data.

In March, the company's enterprise arm, Seqrite, had released a report claiming that India faced a total of 50 million cyberthreats between July to December last year, translating to 186 detections per minute.

According to the report, these detections include threats such as cryptojacking, ransomware, trojans, exploits, worms, infectors, potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) and adware.

However, cryptojacking emerged as one of the most prominent threats during the period with more than 15,000 instances surfacing on a daily average totaling 2.76 million detections.

In February, Seqrite had released two cloud-based mobility solutions – MobiSmart and mSuite – targeted at enterprises with a bring your own device (BYOD) policy.

With mobile devices such as smartphones becoming a part of the BYOD practice within the enterprise ecosystem, Quick Heal technology chief Sanjay Katkar believes challenges will arise such as those related to multiple-device management and security.

The risks, according to Sanjay Katkar, arise from mobile users not installing adequate security on their devices or operating jailbroken or rooted devices, leaving enterprises extremely vulnerable to security risks.) two cloud-based mobility solutions – MobiSmart and mSuite -- targeted at enterprises with BYOD (bring your own device) policy.

With mobile devices such as smartphones becoming a part of the BYOD practice within the enterprise ecosystem, Sanjay Katkar believes challenges will arise such as those related to multiple-device management and security.

In an earlier interview with TechCircle, Katkar and Vijay Mhaskar, the firm’s chief operating officer, said that it was lining up a major push into the enterprise market on the back of new products and services based on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence.

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