In an exclusive interview with IT Voice, Mr. Sanjit Chatterjee- CEO, REVE Antivirus, reveals his strategies for business in India……
IT Voice Media:-Please tell us more about REVE Antivirus and its journey so far in Indian market?
Mr. Sanjit Chatterjee:-REVE Antivirus is an IT Security Suite developed by REVE Systems, which is a vertical of the REVE Group. We have made a beta launch of our product in October 2016 and commercially the product was available from Q1 2017. After SOHO version, we have launched Endpoint Security Solution in May 2018. The year 2018 was a good year for us in terms of product launches as we added Antivirus for Mac & Linux in the 3rdquarter. Talking about products, I would like to mention that we also have mobile security product for Android devices.
So far the journey has been quite good in the Indian market as we have made a decent presence in some of the big markets like Delhi/NCR, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, and Eastern Uttar Pradesh. We also have customer base across Uttarakhand, Nashik and Pune.
IT Voice Media:-Biggest competition for REVE Antivirus?
Mr. Sanjit Chatterjee:- Competition is something we believe should be there for every business to grow. In case of REVE Antivirus, we consider any IT security solution provider as our competitor whether it is a big or a small brand. However, we always try to differentiate ourselves whether its product for end customers, relation with partners or after-sales support.
IT Voice Media:-Every organization has few of its star performers when it comes to such a huge client base. List few such products/ Solutions for Indian market?
Mr. Sanjit Chatterjee:- In India, we have launched an extensive line of products starting from Windows Antivirus for SOHO to Endpoint Security Solution for enterprises along with Security products for Mac & Linux. Among all, we have seen our basic version of Antivirus and Total Security Antivirus, which have registered greater demand in the market. We have launched Endpoint Security Solution in Q2 2018 and we are getting very good feedback from the market due to features such as Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and Local & Cloud Hybrid model combination.
IT Voice Media:-What are your growth drivers in today’s fast-changing technology domain?
Mr. Sanjit Chatterjee:- Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are transforming the way we find patterns and predict future. Whether it is financial services, retail or healthcare, ML and AI heralds significant potential for the growth of technology domain.
IT Voice Media:-Your views on existing issues and impact of cyber risks to the business?
Mr. Sanjit Chatterjee:- Whether it is a start-up or a big organization, the severity and frequency of security threats is increasing on a regular basis with the growing digitization. Recently, we saw widespread rise in ransomware attacks making headlines which may intensify in the coming time.Companies are also becoming victims of insider attacks which makes it important to keep a tight control over sensitive data access privileges within the business.
IT Voice Media:-What’s your strategy for the year 2019?
Mr. Sanjit Chatterjee:- Exciting times are in front of us as we move into 2019. Our product development roadmap includes adding advanced features in our retail and endpoint security solution. Also, you can expect improvements in our web product and mobile app.
IT Voice Media:-Please describe why your current line of products is a good match for your Company?
Mr. Sanjit Chatterjee:- We pride ourselves on developing world’s leading home & enterprise level security solution that helps user remain one step ahead of cyber threats. Our retail product range includes various versions of antivirus for end users and the EPS range offers security solution for enterprises and corporates. This structure significantly matches with the branding of our company and we strive to come up with more such product range.
IT Voice Media:-Your views on expanding security intelligence and crypto tech in context to growing digitization?
Mr. Sanjit Chatterjee:- As our workloads are now moving to cloud, there’s a greater need to safeguard sensitive data with an integrated and organized approach. By leveraging security intelligence and analytics, organizations have the ability to detect cyber security attacks and network breaches and take the appropriate action before any considerable damage is done.Digital money is a revolutionary technology that has the potential to transform the way we do business payments but comes with additional risk which needs to be properly mitigated.
IT Voice Media:-Upcoming Industry disruptors for India?
Mr. Sanjit Chatterjee:- Adoption of EPS by small businesses is the game changer in the market, which protects organizations from both outsider & internal security threats. Also, smart backup solution is a transformation as data is highly important in any corporate.