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Cyber Swachhta Kendra: CERT-In’s Race To Cybersecurity With Quick Heal Technologies

Quick Heal will support the ‘Cyber Swachhta Kendra’ by providing its ‘Bot Removal tool’ to CERT-In to deal with cyberattacks, botnets and malware.

Electronics & IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad with Sanjay Katkar, MD & CTO, Quick Heal Technologies Limited (2nd from right)

Leading IT and network security solutions provider Quick Heal Technologies Limited will be collaborating with Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, also referred to as CERT-In for its ‘Cyber Swachhta Kendra’. CERT-In will be providing Quick Heal’s ‘Bot Removal tool’ free of cost to its users. The indigenously developed tool will continuously monitor the threat landscape for new bots and prevent them from damaging the user’s device by creating an antidote to every bot.

In India, approximately 50 percent of PCs and laptops do not have a security software installed and are hence, exposed to cyberattacks. To address this challenge, Quick Heal has been closely working with CERT-In to develop effective solutions to deal with cyberattacks. CERT-In is the nodal agency responsible for dealing with cyber incidents in the country.

The Cyber Swachhta Kendra is a Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre (BCMAC), inaugurated by Minister of Electronics & Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad on February 21, 2017. BCMAC is a part of the Government’s Digital India initiative under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).

Director General of CERT-In Dr. Sanjay Bahl said, “We are glad that we are working with Quick Heal and other security vendors. The users are advised to visit the Cyber Swachhta Kendra portal from where they can download free cleaning tools for computers and mobiles. Around 3900 users have so far downloaded the tools. We look forward to continued collaboration with security vendors for providing solutions to citizens.

Sanjay Katkar, MD and CTO of Quick Heal Technologies Limited says, “Being an Indian organization, we consider it our prime responsibility to support CERT-In in strengthening the cybersecurity ecosystem of the country. It has been an honour to collaborate with CERT-In and support them in their various endeavours which are aimed at creating a cyber secure country.”

Director General, CERT-In Dr. Sanjay Bahl mentioned “We are glad that we are working with Quick Heal and other security vendors. The users are advised to visit the Cyber Swachhta Kendra portal from where they can download free cleaning tools for computers and mobiles. Around 3900 users have so far downloaded the tools. We look forward to continued collaboration with security vendors for providing solutions to citizens.



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