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All businesses need to take data privacy seriously and step up their cybersecurity measures – Filip Cotfas, CoSoSys, Full Interview

Filip Cotfas, Channel Manager at CoSoSys India
Filip Cotfas, Channel Manager at CoSoSys India

CoSoSys is a leading developer of endpoint-centric Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions and security software with a mission is to enable businesses and end-users around the world to take full advantage of the performance benefits of mobility, portability, and communications solutions, without compromising security. Our flagship product, Endpoint Protector, is an advanced all-in-one DLP solution for Windows, macOS, and Linux as well as Thin Clients, that puts an end to unintentional data leaks, protects from malicious data theft, and offers seamless control of portable storage devices. Filip Cotfas, Channel Manager at CoSoSys has an impressive background in sales and project management. He is utilizing his extensive skills for daily operating efficiency with a focus on South Asia, Middle East, and Northern Europe markets. Here is an excerpt from a brief interaction with him where he answers questions about the organization and the subject domain.

Prateek: Tell us about the journey of CoSoSys Ltd India.

Filip Cotfas: CoSoSys is a leading provider of data security solutions in India and its market plays an important role to us. Our company strengthened its Channel Partner Program, educating all partners with the right guidance to accelerate the adoption of a data protection strategy that works for businesses from the BFSI, healthcare, insurance, and other sectors. It included training sessions and webinars with the channel partners on a daily basis.

Prateek: How will the DLP solutions space unfold in the coming time in India?

Filip Cotfas: India is becoming a mature market when it comes to DLP. The awareness for Data Loss Prevention and data security has increased a lot in the past year. We are looking to provide our DLP solution with advanced features and functionalities that ensure security, flexibility, and compliance for larger companies.

Prateek: What will be the company’s strategy for growth in an adoptive yet ever-changing market like India? (*About DLP solutions tailor-made for the Indian Markets, critical for the Indian Enterprises)

Filip Cotfas: We are looking to develop the product more for India, offering more features like predefined policies for local compliance.

Through the help of our Channel Partners, we are covering Tier II and Tier III as well, and we are also focusing on Awareness and Educational content focused on the Tier II and III cities, with the help of local media.

Prateek: Has the pandemic acted as the catalyst for the much-required awareness about DLP Solutions? Why it is significant for the business?

Filip Cotfas: The COVID-19 pandemic has added the data concerns in India. The sudden shift to the work-from-home model has raised privacy concerns and security issues in all industries.

Remote work emphasized the key challenges being faced related to data protection and compliance with regulations. In the past few months, the number of cyber-attacks and data breaches has increased. India has recorded the highest number of data breaches along with the US and the Middle East.

All businesses need to take data privacy seriously and step up their cybersecurity measures. They really need to start rethinking the way they look at security and make the necessary changes to overcome the challenges of WFH.

We proactively educate our customers and partners on the new threats and scenarios that appeared due to COVID and advise them on mitigating the risks.

For any such interaction opportunities, you may write to us at pr@itvoice.in.

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