Tech Mahindra, Virsec collaborate to deliver advanced cybersecurity solutions

Tech Mahindra, Virsec collaborate to deliver advanced cybersecurity solutions
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17 Feb, 2020

Pune headquartered information technology (IT) services firm Tech Mahindra has entered into a collaboration with cybersecurity company Virsec to offer its clients a new approach for protecting themselves against advanced targeted attacks.

San Francisco-based Virsec's The Virsec Security Platform stops fileless and in-memory advanced application threats that escape detection by conventional security tools. It also protects applications from the inside, against known and unknown zero-day threats.

“Tech Mahindra’s collaboration with Virsec is a step towards defending against zero-day attacks launched by adversaries using fileless and memory-based techniques. We are already in the process of deploying this first-of-its-kind joint offering to a global major customer in North America to address cybersecurity concerns. As part of our TechMNxt charter, Tech Mahindra continues to deliver innovative and cutting-edge technologies in cyber security and risk management to customers globally,” Rajiv Singh, global head of cybersecurity, Tech Mahindra said in a statement.

The collaboration aligns with Tech Mahindra’s TechMNxt charter, focused on leveraging next-generation technologies such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, blockchain, 5G, and internet of things, to disrupt and enable digital transformation, and to build cutting edge technology solutions and services for its customers globally.

The IT services firm provides enterprise cybersecurity and risk management services to customers across the globe. Virsec’s patented technology has been validated with a range of Tech Mahindra’s solutions providing protection against targeted attacks.

"In today’s hostile security environment, we’re seeing an exponential rise in attacks that target application memory during runtime, and Virsec directly addresses these risks. We are already working with Tech Mahindra’s customers in the US representing telecom, semiconductor, and energy verticals and have plans to expand our joint solutions to other verticals and regions,” Saurabh Sharma, vice president of business development at Virsec said.

The last 12-18 months have been the company forge a number of collaborations and partnerships to boost its service offerings. Last week, it signed a memorandum of understanding with Bharat Electronics (BEL), a defence public sector undertaking, to design and build digital solutions for aerospace and defence. In April last year, it partnered with New York-based robotic process automation (RPA) specialist UiPath to jointly launch an artificial intelligence-driven automation solution for service desk operations at enterprises. 

The following month it partnered with Tokyo-based IT services provider Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co. Ltd. (MKI) to develop next-generation digital enterprise solutions for the Japanese market. In November last year, it partnered with Business Finland, a government agency directed by the Finnish Minister of Employment and the Economy, for research and development in 5G and 6G technology.