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Quick Heal: One of the Leading IT Security Solutions Company Simplifying IT security Across Globe

thesiliconreview-kailash-katkar-ceo-md-quick-healFounded in 1995, Quick Heal Technologies Ltd. is a leading IT security solutions provider and an ISO 9001 certified company. 

Internet and the digital world has become an indispensable part of human lives. Digital is taking over the physical means of storing and communicating information. This naturally implies that digital access should be accompanied by digital security. This includes tools that can be used to secure your identity, assets and technology in the online and mobile world. Fulfilling one such need of the today’s world, Quick Heal Technologies Ltd. (Formerly Known as Quick Heal Technologies Pvt. Ltd.) is one of the leading IT security solutions company. Each Quick Heal product is designed to simplify IT security management across the length and depth of devices and on multiple platforms. They are customized to suit consumers, small businesses, Government establishments and corporate houses.

Established with a goal has been to protect customer from Internet attacks and intrusion by outside hackers, the team at Quick Heal work towards providing digital security solutions that include antivirus software, firewalls, antispyware and data protection to name a few. The cloud security solutions range from mobile to desktop and from gateway to servers. Secure personal and corporate devices give you the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank and work using your digital identity in a convenient and secure way.

The company truly believes that progress is possible only with a deep commitment to community welfare. Experts from Quick Heal conduct cyber safety and awareness workshops for school and college students, teachers and parents as an integral part of its corporate vision.

Over a span of 20 years the company's R&D has focused on computer and network security solutions. The current portfolio of cloud-based security and advanced machine learning enabled solutions stop threats, attacks and malicious traffic before it strikes. This considerably reduces the system resource usage. The security solutions are indigenously developed in India. Quick Heal Antivirus Solutions, Quick Heal Scan Engine and the entire range of Quick Heal products are proprietary items of Quick Heal Technologies Ltd. (Formerly Known as Quick Heal Technologies Pvt. Ltd.)

Established with a mission is to solidify leadership position globally in an ever-evolving security products and services industry, across a range of growing market segments, including computers, mobiles, tablets and Next Gen Networks (NGNs) and to forge strong customer and partner relationships

Being Different in the Domain

Quick Heal Products

Quick Heal security has sustained leadership as one of the most trusted brands in IT security solutions for consumer, mobile and corporate customers.

Quick Heal's best antivirus range of products include: Quick Heal AntiVirus Pro, Quick Heal Internet Security, Quick Heal Total Security, Quick Heal Total Security for Mac, Quick Heal Total Security for Android, Quick Heal Security for Android Tablets, Quick Heal Mobile Security for Android and BlackBerry platforms and PC Tuner for SOHO Segment. The enterprise products also include Quick Heal Endpoint Security that provides management and control of virus protection on networks and caters to both SME and Corporate markets. With the introduction of Quick Heal Terminator – the Unified Threat Management Solution, the company has ventured into gateway security. The company continues to enhance and innovate computer and network security solutions through its strong customer-focused approach and continuous quest for outstanding quality.

Quick Heal Customer Support

The company's ecosystem operates through wide marketing and a large network of distributors, resellers and system-integrator's. This network provides technical service and assists customers before, during and after sales. They also guide them in making cost effective decisions and help them in correctly using their Quick Heal product. The company has also established a reputation for strong customer support by using 24x7 inbound telephone center, SMS, Online Chat, Support Forum, email, Remote and On-site ground Support (where applicable).

Quick Heal Reach

The company has more than 1300 passionate employees across 36 cities in India. This gives them the ability to maintain a fast response time for any Quick Heal product sales or technical related queries. Since incorporation, there have been more than 24 million product installations and today they enjoy an active license user base of more than 7 million.

Quick Heal Global Presence

The company owns an international presence, with a global spread of offices in over 80 countries. As a company they have continued to grow their global footprint with a string of new offices in Japan, Kenya and UAE.

ISO Certifications

  • The company is an ISO 27001 certified company with R&D Labs also certified to ISO 27001 - Information Security Management System [ISMS] best practices.
  • Their Technical Support Centre is ISO 20000 certified; this emphasizes that their Support Centres are in line with Service Management System [SMS] best practices.
  • A ISO 9001 certified company and their processes are in line with Quality Management System best practices.

Twenty years of simplifying security

Quick Heal Technologies Limited which was formerly known as CAT Computer Services (P) Ltd started as a computer service center in 1995. Through constant innovation and technology adaptations it established itself as a complete IT security solutions provider and renamed the company as Quick Heal Technologies Pvt. Ltd. in 2007.

Quick Heal Technologies' journey of innovation is demonstrated by its robust and effective product line. Quick Heal is committed to developing security solutions that ensure resource availability, business continuity and uninterrupted digital experiences. The organization is managed in high entrepreneurial spirit and has always encouraged adaptation to technological transformations and product customization and has a customer-centric approach.

Starting a business is a process of trial and errors. What guided the founders through this journey was their empathy towards the users. They never lost sight of creating products that people want. This ingenious mix of the simple and the innovative has helped the company to give IT security solutions a quantum leap forward.

Timeline

2016: Completes IPO. Listed on NSE and BSE stock exchanges.

2015:

  • Launches 'Seqrite' a brand encompassing security products for Business Enterprise customers
  • Quick Heal invests in 'Smartalyse Technologies Pvt. Ltd., India'
  • Launches 'Quick Heal Gadget Securance' for Mobile security + insurance
  • Launches 'Fonetastic' for Mobile security

2014:

  • Launches Quick Heal MDM (Mobile Device Management)
  • Launches Quick Heal Terminator (UTM = Unified threat management)
  • Launches free mobile security for Android
  • Quick Heal invests in 'Wegilant Net Solutions Pvt. Ltd., India'

2013: Incorporates Quick Heal in Dubai

2012:

  • Launches Quick Heal Mobile Security
  • Launches Quick Heal End Point Security
  • Quick Heal acquires behavior based technologies from 'Nova Shield Inc. UK'

2011:

  • Incorporates Quick Heal in Kenya
  • Incorporates Quick Heal in Japan
  • Quick Heal acquires 'Surf-Canister' Sandbox technology from 'Appruva Technologies, India'

2010: Private Equity Investment firm Sequoia, invests in Quick Heal

2009: Quick Heal recognised by CRN India as No.1 Channel Champion

2008:

  • Quick Heal becomes Microsoft's certified partner
  • Quick Heal hosts 'AAVAR' International Security Conference in India

2007: Company renamed as 'Quick Heal Technologies Pvt. Ltd.' from 'CAT Computer Services Pvt. Ltd.'

2006: Quick Heal sets up Technical Support Centre at Nashik

2004: Quick Heal starts Radio Campaign

2003: Quick Heal starts its first branch in Nashik

2002: Quick Heal conferred with 1st International certification

1998: Launches 'Quick Heal' Windows version

1995:

  • Launches 'Quick Heal,' first version of DOS Anti-Virus
  • Incorporates CAT Computer Services. Offers Computer Maintenance and Repair Service
  • Starts Anti-Virus software development

Meet the Leader

Kailash Katkar, MD and CEO

Quick-Heal-CoverKailash Katkar, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Quick Heal’s Board of Directors, exemplifies Quick Heal’s commitment to delight its stakeholders with trusted antivirus and network security products. In addition to chairing the board of directors, Kailash  is responsible for managing the company, formulating and executing long-term strategies, and interacting with clients, employees, investors and other stakeholders to forge a strong relationship. He is also responsible for setting the tone for the company’s values, ethics and culture. He has served on the board of directors since its formation.

Kailash is a proven leader with a profound proficiency in developing strong client relationships, a passion for building outstanding teams and a disciplined focus on operations and execution of successful long-term business strategy by the implementation of the global operating model. He has led the Company to be the first Indian technology product company to go public.

Kailash is the recipient of many coveted appreciations and under his leadership Quick Heal is being continuously making news by being recognized for various categories at National and International forums in last 9 years. The recent one being “Gold Winner for Product Development/Management Executive of the year” at the 2016 Global Excellence Awards, USA. Quick Heal holds the recognition as one of India’s most globally competitive SME, with business practices at par with global giants.

Awards & Recognitions Attributed

2016: Top Trademark Driven Industry (Small & Medium Enterprise) by CII Industrial Intellectual Property Awards

2016: Best Make in India Brand, 14th VARINDIA IT Forum

2016: Best Antivirus, 9th NCN Most Innovative Product of the Year Award

2016: 12th Annual Info Security PG's 2016 Global Excellence Awards, USA

Gold Winner for Product Development/Management Executive of the year

Silver Winner in the category of Security Products and Solutions for Small Businesses and SOHO

2015: IMC Information Technology Award for Excellence in Information Technology Products for small and medium enterprise category, awarded by Indian Merchants Chamber

2015: Mumbai Hot 50 Brands in the B2C category, awarded by OneIndia

2014 – 2015: DQ Channels India’s Most Popular Vendor

2012-2014: Quality Brands, awarded by Quality Brand Times

2012: Maharashtra Corporate Excellence Awards, by Maxell Foundation

2010: Tech Life – The Lifestyle and Gadgets Awards, awarded by NDTV

2010: SME Awards for Best SME Innovation awarded by Business Today

2010: Deloitte Technology Fast500 Asia Pacific awarded by Deloitte

2010: Deloitte Technology Fast50 India awarded by Deloitte

2009: Channels’ Choice Award, awarded by DQ Channels

2009: Maharashtra IT Awards, awarded by Government of Maharashtra

2009: Emerging India Awards, awarded by ICICI Bank and CNBC TV 18

2008, 2009 and 2010: CRN Channel Champions, awarded by United Business Media

“Vision is to be one of the most trusted and premium brands through fast paced ability to deliver the best of products and services to our customers.”

“We have a well-connected network of 19000+ channel partners in more than 80 countries worldwide. Quick Heal Technologies employs more than 1300 people across 36 cities in India.”

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