Quick Heal Technologies, a Pune based cybersecurity solutions and antivirus provider, has launched its next-generation suite of cybersecurity solutions for digital consumers.
In its latest annual threat report, Quick Heal found that Indian consumers were the most lucrative target for cybercriminals. The company claims to have detected and blocked over 1 billion known and unknown threats targeted Indian consumers being blocked in 2019.
Quick Heal also said it noted a surge in the number of Covid-19 themed attacks, mainly through spam and phishing emails.
In terms of privacy, the new suite of solutions from Quick Heal has an anti-tracker solution that prevents trackers from collecting information such as web history in the form of search patterns and website visits; personal information such as age, gender, details of family members and critical financial information such as investments, bank account and credit card details.
A parental control feature also helps parents monitor the online activities of their children, while a webcam protection feature helps shield cybercriminals from hacking into the device and spying on the user.
“As consumers adopt more and more digital technologies, it simply makes them vulnerable to threat actors. We understand this scenario well and thus strive to innovate our products and solutions at every step possible,” Sanjay Katkar, Joint Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer, Quick Heal Technologies said in a statement.
For better protection, Quick Heal said it has taken a multi-layered threat protection approach-- an artificial intelligence/machine learning backed signatureless behaviour-based detection which proactively identifies and blocks zero-day malware.
QuickHeal has also launched an advanced Wi-Fi scanner which scans the wi-fi network, maps devices and identifies security loopholes.
To address the performance issues of user systems, the company has designed the solutions to be lightweight.
Its smart scan feature accelerates the pace of subsequent scans once the first scan is completed. The company has also released a game booster which is designed to safeguard gamers by preventing disruptions from any apps that may run in the background.