Quick Heal

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Quick Heal Technologies Ltd.
TypePublic
IndustryComputer software
Founded1993; 28 years ago (1993)
FounderKailash Katkar
Sanjay Katkar
HeadquartersPune, Maharashtra, India
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Kailash Katkar (MD & CEO)
ProductsCybersecurity software
ServicesComputer security
Revenue286 crore (US$40 million) (FY 2020)[1]
Number of employees
971 (FY 2020)[1]
Websitequickheal.com

Quick Heal Technologies Ltd. is an Indian cybersecurity software company headquartered in Pune, Maharashtra, India. The company was formerly known as CAT Computer Services (P) Ltd and was started as a computer service centre in 1995. The company was renamed as Quick Heal Technologies Pvt. Ltd. in 2007.[2]

The company develops security software for consumers, servers, cloud computing environments and small and medium enterprises and sells products directly to customers or through its partner channel.[3] Its enterprise product offerings operate under the brand name Seqrite.[4] The companies products are regularly tested with features and abilities compared against other similar products.[5][6][7]

Quick Heal develops its own security suite and leverages a combination of signature-based and signatureless detection technologies to detect and block known and unknown threats in real-time. Quick Heal's flagship technologies – Anti-Ransomware and Signatureless Detection – are patented.

History[edit]

Quick Heal was founded in 1993, as "CAT Computer Services (P) Ltd" by Kailash Katkar and Sanjay Katkar and renamed in 2007. Quick Heal Technologies Ltd is listed on BSE[8] and NSE.[9]

Timeline[edit]

In 2010, Quick Heal received an investment of 60 Crores from Sequoia Capital[10] And new branch offices were opened in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. In 2012, offices were opened in Japan and US, and in 2013, offices were opened in Africa and UAE.

In 2016, Quick Heal Technologies acquired an IT security firm Junco Technologies to launch Seqrite Services.[11]

In 2016, Quick Heal Technologies launched its IPO which valued the company at a market value of ₹1,500 crores.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Annual Report FY 2019–20" (PDF). Quick Heal Technologies Ltd. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Quick Heal: Viral Success". Forbes. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  3. ^ DQChannels.com: Quick Heal top in channel satisfaction survey
  4. ^ "Quick Heal unveils new enterprise security brand 'Seqrite'". FirstPost. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  5. ^ Hachman, Mark (26 January 2016). "Tested: Microsoft's Windows Defender antivirus is less awful than it used to be". PCWorld. Archived from the original on 2 February 2016.
  6. ^ Rubenking, Neil J. (3 November 2016). "Quick Heal Total Security 17". PCMag. PC Magazine. Archived from the original on 18 July 2017.
  7. ^ Wagenseil, Paul (30 November 2016). "Microsoft Antivirus Tied for Last in Malware Tests". Tom's Guide. Archived from the original on 1 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Quick Heal Technologies Limited". Bombay Stock Exchange.
  9. ^ "National Stock Exchange – Quick Heal". NSE India.
  10. ^ "Sequoia Cap invests Rs 60 cr in Quick Heal". Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  11. ^ Sangani, Priyanka (22 June 2016). "Quick Heal acquires Junco Technologies, launches cyber security arm". The Economic Times. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  12. ^ Doshi, Ankit (2 February 2016). "Quick Heal Technologies IPO to open on 8 February". Livemint. Retrieved 21 April 2020.

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