An innovation hub gearing up India against Cyber Security Threats: AKS Information Technology Services

An innovation hub gearing up India against Cyber Security Threats: AKS Information Technology Services

An innovation hub gearing up India against Cyber Security Threats: AKS Information Technology Services

A hotbed for cyber attacks, India emerged as the third most vulnerable country in terms of risk of cyber threats in 2017, moving up one place over 2016, according to a report by security solutions provider Symantec. Stimulated by expanding smartphone production market, increased wireless data consumption has also brought a cost to country's cybersecurity. With spurring thrust on the digitization of every element of the Indian business landscape like financial, manufacturing, business or Government, many Indian organizations have been victims of security breaches over the last two years. The advent of new technology like the Internet of Things (IoT), Robotics & automation, Mobile telephony and virtualization fully operational in all spheres, cybercrime has grown multiple folds. Soaring threats of cyber breaches, DDOS and onslaught of Ransomware have become the two largest vectors of attacks against governments, corporations, and consumers worldwide, thus crippling secure critical information infrastructure. To counter this, companies across sectors like manufacturing, auto, IT, BFSI and other government bodies are now pouring millions into having a robust cybersecurity cover for their operations. As it seems, Cybersecurity will soon become a priority of focus placed on the shelf of a business' assets rather than just being an add-on feature. With the rise in cybersecurity threats, companies from across sectors like manufacturing, IT, BFSI and other government bodies are now pouring millions into buying cyber insurances. Information Security Risk is definitely there but the risk can be mitigated by following the best practices and getting Information Security Management System (ISMS) implemented.

"There are no shortcuts in ensuring cyber security; minor slippage may lead to a disaster. Insecurity, no one recognizes you for the 99/100 attacks you mitigate. They only blame you for 1/100 attack you couldn't mitigate. That is why one has to give his 200% to hit 100/100 every single time." adds Ashish Kumar Saxena, Founder & MD of AKS Information Technology Services.

Branched out from AKS Group, AKS IT services commenced its operation in 2006 under the guidance of Mr. Ashish Kumar Saxena with ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 27001:2013 certifications. Spearheading as a premier 'Innovation Hub' in the Indian Cyber Security segment, AKS IT is a home to best-in-class technological products for Domestic as well as Global markets. Since its inception, the company has been focusing at the forefront, delivering excellence in the domain of Information Security products and services. A one-stop Cyber Security Services provider, AKS covers every fine element of enterprise security including security of mobile apps and website, network security audit, cyber forensics,  software development,  Setting up security operations center (SOC) and training.

Robust Portfolio

Bestowing a strong portfolio of indigenous security products such as DDoS mitigation, Web Application Firewall, and Cyber Forensic Workstation, AKS has invested its expertise in deploying indigenous solutions & systems like HaltDos DDoS solution and WAF and AKS Forensic Workstation for cyber forensics. Not to mention, AKS has also invested in research & indigenous development of Cyber Security Products for their customers.

Additionally, AKS solutions and products guard IT Systems against DDoS attack and also from vulnerability exploitation attack through Firewall for Network as well as for Web Application. Implementing ISMS (ISO-27001:2013) and following best practices for protecting information assets, AKS has successfully yielded long-term relationships with leading business houses like TCS, NIIT Technologies, Ericsson, GE(T&D), Singtel and Siemens to name a few across industries like IT, BFSI, Telecom, Transport, Manufacturing and the Government.

The blue diamond under AKS' hat


AKS' web application Firewall and indigenous solution against DDoS attacks named HaltDos is a fast, accurate and automatic solution. Powered by machine learning based anomaly detection and mitigation techniques, haltDos provides end-to-end security to a website, managing 24 hours, 7 days a week. Its self-learning capability ensures zero management. The solution has in-built SSL support for SSL offloading and HTTPs traffic inspection. These products help in mitigating cyber risk. It is a high throughput, high-performance solution available as a Cloud-based solution as well as an On-premise appliance. With its multi-layered and multi-vector approach, it can defend against a wide range of DDoS attacks within seconds to ensure high uptime of websites/web services. Similarly, HaltDos Web Application Firewall (WAF) protects web applications from all types of attacks.

AKS Forensic Workstation

A cyber-forensic lab in a box, it is a specially designed machine dedicated to performing all cyber forensic activities. The solution is currently being used by various cyber forensic labs of Tamil Nadu, Orissa Police, Enforcement Directorate, etc.

The leader behind AKS Information Technology Services

Ashish Kumar Saxena

Founder & MD

A veteran and an alumnus of HBTI Kanpur &IIT Delhi and a recipient of premier training in Sweden, France, and USA, Ashish's unparalleled experience and discerning approach is reflected by the company's remarkable success. He is a proud recipient of VishishtSeva Medal (VSM) for the technological innovation in the Indian Air Force, resulting in saving sizeable foreign exchange for the Government exchequer.  Ashish also has the distinction of being the first Operations Manager of CERT-In (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team). The tenets of strategies incorporated by the founder are Uncompromised Quality of service, Innovation, Good Ethical values and healthy culture.

Ashish is being supported by his son, AnshulSaxena, an alumnus of NSIT Delhi &Georgia Tech, USA. Anshul has earlier worked for Microsoft and Anshul is the CEO of HaltDos, developed    Asia's first DDoS mitigation solution and also Web Application Firewall.

Establishing Milestones

"Security of IoT devices and mobile phones are two major devices of concern in the emerging threat scenario. Our clearly mapped strategy is the ideal starting point for a stable system."

AKS IT is CERT-In empanelled and within a stint of more than a decade, has completed auditing of more than 7800 web applications, established two state of art Cyber Forensics Labs for IAF and Enforcement Directorate respectively. AKS' adroitness has been applauded by industry veterans and has received prestigious awards including Express IT "BEST INNOVATION" award 2015 by Minister of Communication & IT, Govt. of India, DSCI Innovation Box award in 2016. CISCO Launchpad winner award, 10 Best Innovation award from IIT Delhi through Minister of State for Civil Aviation in December 2017. The recent addition was Best Innovation Award 2018 for AKS group's another gem Haltdos. The startup has been positioned 5th in the World for providing DDoS mitigation solution as per Comparakeet, an independent US research rating Company.

Future Outlook

With an affluent 12 years long rock-strewn voyage of deploying innovative cyber security services & products which have helped people all over India to save their significant Data, the company is now focusing on its customers' needs. Ashish expresses, "We are to be a most trusted & innovative cyber Security Company in the World." The company will build their system from the ground up exploiting technologies that can deliver benefits to their client's business. Cyber Security is in great demand nowadays and there is an exponential increase in Cyber Crimes. In this scenario, the business of AKS is sprouting considerably this year. There will also be an increase in demand for HaltDos DDoS mitigation & WAF products.

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