Wednesday, February 25, 2015
INDIA, 19th February 2015:
Listen to the inspiring interview with Indusface CEO, Ashish Tandon as he talks to the Information Security Media Group about bootstrapped security startups in India and how they can overcome challenges to complement Modi government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign
The entry barriers to Indian product startups have been great in the past, and the nuances of the security domain make for a very complicated canvas to navigate. But the Modi government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign may prove to be a boon for many bootstrap companies, says Ashish Tandon, CEO of security startup Indusface.
“Infusing investment, leveraging the existing VC infrastructure and generating demand through government procurement are some of the ways in which the technology product startup ecosystem can get a sustainable shot in the arm,” Tandon says.
In the U.S., for instance, the federal government is the biggest buyer of technology. If there is an available product that is technically capable in this space, India’s government should shop locally so that innovation can be incubated, he says.
“I think there is an intent, but it needs to get structured and properly notified,” Tandon says. “Ensuring that the supporting infrastructure is in place will have a multiplier effect and give an impetus to startups”
In this exclusive with Information Security Media Group, Tandon shares Indusface’s story and challenges faced by Indian security product companies and shares a seasoned veteran’s advice for budding security startups, new to the game.
He also shares some focused insight on:
Tandon is the Chairman and CEO of Indusface. Indusface develops total application security solutions that detects, defends and protects application assets. Tandon is a serial entrepreneur and prior to founding Indusface, Ashish has led several ventures in the areas of Internet, Software & Security. Ashish is also a founder, investor and board member of OpenClove (www.openclove.com), a technology company delivering cloud-based mobile and video communication solutions with Telco-grade reliability.
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"Indusface has proved to be a valuable security partner with its Total Application Security solution. Their 'detect-protect-monitor' package handles security worries so we can focus on improving services for our customers. Vulnerability detection, attack blocking and near real-time reports are some of the key differentiators that we enjoy with them. The web application scanning and web protection combination ..."
"As one of the leading banks in India, securing application infrastructure is critical for us. Indusface’s Total Application Security package allows us to scan vulnerabilities continuously and prevent attacks. Indusface also provides the unique benefits of expert handling and tuning on custom rules with round-the-clock traffic monitoring and protection through on-premise appliances ..."
"Our complete ecommerce infrastructure is hosted on the cloud and we are glad to have Indusface as partner for web security. Due to their association with cloud service providers and prompt deployment options, Indusface was the preferred security choice. The on-demand and scheduled scanning helps us keep track of vulnerabilities that may otherwise damage our website or put customers at risk ..."