IT Security: ‘Are we leaving the main door open?’

WinMagic, a data security company, organised a roundtable on IT Security: ‘Are we leaving the main door open?’. The Round Table was chaired by Mark Hickman, Chief Operating Officer, WinMagic and Vipin Kumar, Group CIO, Escorts.

The discussion was an effort towards understanding enterprise security landscape in India from CIO’s and security services provider perspective and centred on latest security trends both globally and in India. Various key trends pertaining to adoption of security solutions in different areas like cloud, BYOD, Internet of Things (IOT) and IT security scenario in India were discussed.

During the discussion, Mark Hickman, Chief Operating Officer, WinMagic stated, “World has understood the importance of securing data as it the most valuable commodity. At WinMagic, we excel in securing your data through encryption and key management. Globally, the trend that has evolved over the years has been of adoption of cloud solutions for most businesses. The coming years will see the notion of security being a secure platform − rather than a series of point products or devices on the network – gaining traction. The expectation on security professionals will be to deliver a secure platform that allows the business to confidently run multiple applications, in a secure environment. He further added, “We will be happy to partner with Government of India for their various programs including Digital India.”

Contributing to the discussion further Mr. Vipin Kumar, Group CIO, Escorts Ltd commented, “CIOs always are interested to choose best of breed solutions to secure data for their organization. WinMagic’s capability of offering efficient, robust and seamless solution is remarkable. As a CIO I also foresee the key trend in the coming few years will see a shift towards cloud solution, be it private, public or hybrid.”

Concluding the Round Table discussion Rahul Kumar, Country Director and Manager, WinMagic India stated, “India is yet to see great innovations in the IT security space, but the trends that we are seeing now are also encouraging. The key trend in this domain is that customers are also looking forward to adopt cloud security services. The major drivers for security that we would notice in India will be across wide sectors like banks, FSIs, IT/ITES, manufacturing sector etc. One can see more budget allocation towards security equipment, and a shift towards overall comprehensive security.”

With the ambitious dream of the new government of transforming India into a digital savvy and technology equipped country the GOI launched a digital campaign called ‘Digital India.’ With best of infrastructure and investment along with sound security support, this campaign has the potential to revolutionise the country with huge growth implications and create window for more investment opportunities in India. WinMagic’s solution SecureDoc encrypts data on various devices, closely manages encryption keys and enables seamless user authentication and data access, so encryption does not inhibit productivity. SecureDoc protects data on the endpoint, where the data is created, regardless of the device or platform where it’s accessed or saved. Winmagic is planning to launch SecureDoc Cloud in February 2016.

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