Mumbai, June 20, 2013: eScan, one of the leading Anti-Virus and Content Security Solution providers has formed a strategic OEM alliance with Datawind Limited, a leading developer of wireless web access products and services, best known for making cheapest PC Tablet of the World – ‘Aakash’ for Government of India. The alliance will provide eScan security solution on both government and commercial product ‘Ubislate’ for Datawind.
According to CyberMedia Research’s (CMR) India Quarterly Tablet PC Market Review, the overall growth in shipments of tablets registered 159 percent year-on-year growth (compared to Q1, 2012). Indian tablet makers have shipped in over nine lakh tablet computers during the first quarter (January-March) this year. Datawind, maker of Aakash Tablets, led the market with 15.3 per cent share. Micromax and Apple had 12.3 per cent 11.7 per cent market share, respectively.
The increasing number of Tablet PCs being used for Internet, connectivity and as a multimedia device has resulted into increasing cyber threats targeting these devices. Hence, keeping with the ever increasing security threats for the Tablets used across segments from SOHO to enterprise, this alliance is going to provide all ‘Ubislate’ Tablet users a proactively secured computing environment not only from internet based threats but also from endpoint security threats, such as USB based devices, Applications, etc. eScan Tablet Security for Android provides best protection against raising cyber threats such as Malware infections, objectionable content and identity thefts.
Sharing his views on this exclusive Partnership, Mr. Sunil Kripalani, Senior Vice President – Global Sales & Marketing, eScan says, “We are very excited about this alliance with Datawind, as we strongly believe this will bring value for the users together with a world-class Tablet provider, one of its kind along with complete protection for the users against increasing cyber threats and a strong value proposition. With its powerful futuristic and innovative technologies, eScan Tablet Security for Android will provide multi-layered protection to Datawind customers and ensure security to their confidential data stored in the device. Hence, with this alliance we look forward to provide a secured computing environment to customers as well as enhance our market in the region.”
On this exclusive alliance, Mr. Anil Gupta, AVP- India Sales says, “Tablet PC market in India is one of the fastest growing markets with its multi-usage features that provide excellent user experience, in addition to the increasing mobile internet penetration across the country, enhanced reach and changing lifestyles of consumers across the country. Datawind being one of the top three Tablet sellers in India, this strategic alliance brings us together, an opportunity to reach the growing Indian customer base and give them a secured environment for their day-to-day computing requirements.”
Talking about this partnership, Datawind Limited spokesperson, Mr. Amit Goyal, Vice President – Platform Strategy & Alliances, says, “Today, tablets are increasingly being replaced with PCs. They have proved to be a better productivity tool with its excellent form factor compared to mobiles. IT security is a serious issue for all size of businesses across all verticals as well as end users. With an intention to provide continuous protection from evolving cyber threats to our esteemed customers and secure their important data, thus ensuring secured computing environment, we have tied with eScan to be made available with our products. Hence, this alliance brings a lot of value to our users and is a perfect strategic fit with our vision.”