MOU Signed Between Kaspersky Lab, Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam for Broad Range Collaboration in IT Security Solutions

Share Article

- Collaboration will address the rising security threats by smartphone consumers in India. - Develop Managed Security Solutions aimed at providing businesses with robust hassle-free SLA-based security cover.

Occassion - MoU, Kaspersky Asia Pacific Lab, Mahindra Satyam and Tech Mahindra

Mr. C P Gurnani, CEO, Mahindra Satyam said, “Information Security Services is growing at a rapid pace globally and we are doing very well in this area. Our understanding with Kaspersky Lab is to jointly address this market with the cloud-based solutions.

Kaspersky Lab, Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for broad range collaboration in Information Security solutions.

Under the MOU, Kaspersky Lab, Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam have agreed to leverage their strengths in security products and services to develop joint security solutions in the areas of Mobility and Endpoint Security, and Cloud Security Services. These solutions will aim to address the ever-increasing security threats to consumers and corporates in India and Asia Pacific.

The focus of Mobile Security solutions will be to secure the growing number of smartphone users, who access the internet on the move for official and personal purposes. Security analysts have identified mobile malware as one of the key emerging sources of security threats, due to the increasing acceptability and penetration of such devices into the corporate environment.

Kaspersky Lab will also work with Tech Mahindra to create a range of managed security services offerings aimed at the SMB sector in the sub-continent and beyond. These services, built using Kaspersky Lab’s proven endpoint security products and Mahindra’s expertise in service delivery, will provide small businesses with access to enterprise-class security at low transaction costs.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. C P Gurnani, CEO, Mahindra Satyam said, “Information Security Services is growing at a rapid pace globally and we are doing very well in this area. Our understanding with Kaspersky Lab is to jointly address this market with solutions, platforms and models, to provide customers with new “security-as-a-service’ offerings and address mobile security threats.”

"India is one of Kaspersky Lab's key markets and growing extremely fast. Having Indian System Integrators like Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam partnering with Kaspersky Lab is, by itself, already a success story. Kaspersky Lab has reached the Number 1 position in the Indian AV market and with strong partners like Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam, we can further grow our market share in India while extending the same success to other APAC markets. We are very excited about this partnership. It is the value-driven service orientation of Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam to provide world-class security solutions to clients and the potential to win new business that will make this partnership a very fruitful and successful one," said Mr. Harry Cheung, Managing Director, Kaspersky Lab, Asia-Pacific.

Mr. Lucius Lobo, Vice-President Security Services, Tech Mahindra, said, “With the rapid growth of smartphones and tablets and their use for commerce, new threats from mobile malware have already started becoming a major problem. Nearly 6 billion individuals today have a cellphone and can be the target of cybercriminals over the next 2-3 years. The partnership between Kaspersky Lab, Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam will help address these challenges by bringing a comprehensive portfolio of mobile security solutions to consumers and enterprises on a wide scale.”

Mr. Bernie Bengler, Director Cloud Services / Software as a Service, Kaspersky Lab, Asia-Pacific noted that "Every day 70,000 new threats are discovered. In 2011 alone, 70,000,000 malware has been collected. On our mission to protect the world from malware and targeted attacks, we believe telecommunication companies play a key role. We see Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam as strong partners as both companies provide services to telecommunication giants on a global scale. Only with strong partners, will we be able to battle malware and targeted attacks successfully -- from endpoints all the way up to the cloud."

About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the largest antivirus company in Europe. It delivers some of the world’s most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing, and spam. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and one of the industry’s fastest outbreak response times for home users, SMBs, large enterprises and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky® technology is also used worldwide inside the products and services of the industry’s leading IT security solutions providers. Learn more at: http://www.kaspersky.co.in. For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit: http://www.viruslist.com.

About Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra is a leading provider of solutions and services to the telecommunications industry with a majority stake owned by Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, in partnership with British Telecommunications plc.

Tech Mahindra serves telecom service providers, equipment manufacturers, software vendors and systems integrators worldwide and their proven delivery models, distinctive IT skills and decades of domain expertise enable clients to maximize returns on their IT investment. Tech Mahindra registered revenue of USD 1,126.6 million in the year ended March 31, 2011 and is ably supported by 43,000 professionals who provide a unique blend of culture, domain expertise and in-depth technology skill-sets.

A SEI-CMMi Level 5 organization, Tech Mahindra’s development centers are ISO 9001:2008 and BS7799 certified. Tech Mahindra has principal offices in the UK, United States, Germany, UAE, Egypt, Singapore, India, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines, Canada and Australia. Tech Mahindra Ltd is part of the US $12.5 billion Mahindra Group, a global industrial federation of companies and one of the top 10 business houses based in India. The Group’s interests span automotive products, aviation, components, farm equipment, financial services, hospitality, information technology, logistics, real estate and retail.

For more information on the financials, please refer to the fact sheet and the results advertisement on the investor section of the website: http://www.techmahindra.com

About Mahindra Satyam

Mahindra Satyam is a leading global business and information technology services company that leverages deep industry and functional expertise, leading technology practices, and an advanced, global delivery model to help clients transform their highest-value business processes and improve their business performance.

The company's professionals excel in enterprise solutions, supply chain management, client relationship management, business intelligence, business process quality, engineering and product lifecycle management, and infrastructure services, among other key capabilities.

Mahindra Satyam is part of the $12.5 billion Mahindra Group, a global federation of companies and one of the top 10 business houses based in India. The Group’s interests span automotive products, aviation, components, farm equipment, financial services, hospitality, information technology, logistics, real estate and retail.

Mahindra Satyam development and delivery centres in the US, Canada, Brazil, the UK, Hungary, Egypt, UAE, India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia serve numerous clients, including many Fortune 500 organizations.

For more information, see http://www.mahindrasatyam.com

For further enquiries, please contact:

Prasenjit Roy
Tel: +91-22-66882001
Mobile : +91-99877 52715
email : pgroy(at)techmahindra(dot)com

###

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Prasenjit Roy