Safety Measures are Essential with Increasing Cyber Attacks

July 21, 2020

BENGALURU, India – July 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has been the headline over the past few months. It has embraced almost everyone into an unprecedented crisis and has forced us to go digital. Many small, medium, and large businesses, startups are feeling the pinch in a time when offices are closed and many businesses are on hold or have reduced services. In times like the current pandemic, remote working technologies are acting as a savior in terms of continuity of work. The dependency over digital infrastructure to keep working during the lockdowns imposed due to the virus has led to the adoption of many new technologies among the industries worldwide. In this pandemic situation, tech developments and improved connectivity might help to stabilize the economic threats posed by COVID-19; on the other hand, cybercriminals around the world undoubtedly are capitalizing on this crisis. The high demand for remote working has also led to new challenges for service providers around latency requirements and data security as phishing attacks and other cybercrimes have gone up since users are accessing networks on their personal devices outside of their organizational setups.

With IT becoming the backbone, and the market becoming more competitive than ever, the dependency of new technology has been growing because business associates are finding it the best way to streamline IoT traffic and facilitate real-time, local data analysis. It’s high time that one should embrace the paradigm shift in the Information Technology and have an edge on the rising competition.” said Mr. Harikrishna Prabhu, COO at TechnoBindAvoiding pop-ups, unknown emails, links, use of strong password protection and two-factor authentication, connection with the secure Wi-Fi, and discussion with the IT department of the company about information security are the simple security practices that one should adopt. In today’s world where technology is at the pace, what I believe is each industry regulatory body should have a robust cybersecurity framework.”

The increased use of technologies for working remotely, automation, robotics, remote monitoring tools, and AI by organizations adopting these advanced technologies has caused a significant impact on cybersecurity. The other reason for increasing cybercrime is, people are so much curious to click on the link that highlights Covid-19 or anything related to Coronavirus. 71% of all emails that one receives that say COVID-19 or corona are actually malware or attacks and less than 30% are legitimate.

Tips to avoid cyber attacks during COVID-19:

  1.  It is very important to educate employees on how to secure the data from cyber-attacks. Practice smart password management and enable two-factor authentication (2FA) wherever possible. One should change their default settings and passwords to reduce the potential impact on their work of an attack via other connected devices. Last but not least, a VPN can be used especially when accessing the internal network to encrypt corporate traffic when using home or public internet.
  2.  All interactions with servers should happen over SSL transmission (TLS 1.2) to ensure the highest level of security. The SSL should terminate only within the cloud service provider network
  3.  All devices that access the cloud-based resources should be subject to advanced endpoint security and one should use complex passwords and should never reuse the old passwords
  4.  Anti-virus products and firewalls are said to be “the guard” of a computer system. It is crucially important to regularly update antivirus and antispyware software on every computer.
  5.  Not every mistake can be undone with ctrl+Z. Never think that ‘it won’t happen to me’ because cybercriminals never discriminate in targeting all sorts of users.

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About TechnoBind

TechnoBind is the first Specialist Distributor in the Indian IT channel space, offering a hybrid distribution model placed synergistically between broad-based and niche distribution, to deliver high business value for its reseller partners. TechnoBind helps partners to implement solutions, which solve specific business pain points arising out of the rapidly changing facets of technology for businesses. The company’s sole focus has been on technologies that help the customer handle his Data and the associated challenges of Data Treatment. For more information, visit http://technobind.com


Cybersecurity is Crucially Important for the Growth of New Digital India

June 22, 2020

BENGALURU, India – June 22, 2020

Everything is going to become more reliant than ever on their digital strategy. As the pandemic COVID-19 briskly spread out across the world, one of the most immediate challenges for businesses across sectors was to enable a mass transition to remote working and most of the service providers, including BFSI sectors significantly reduced their offline operations and asked their customers to embrace the digital form for any assistance. 70% of the company had already a digital transformation in place or were working on one. Digitalization efforts, especially the automation of IT and business processes, continue to grow among companies of all sizes, industries, and geographic locations. From the basic needs to the utmost luxuries, our lifestyle is now impacted by the internet. The world now firmly in the digital age, the hacking community has become more sophisticated, complicated, and complex than ever. Developing a hacking tool means that they are more difficult than ever and are hard to stop and protect against than ever before. As hacking becomes more advanced; the only way to stop it is for Cybersecurity to become superior.

According to the Research and Markets , the India data center market is expected to reach values of approximately $4 billion by 2024, growing at CAGR of around 9% during 2018-2024. Terminologies including digitization, automation, AI, cloud, social media, blockchain, IoT, and other such disruptive technologies are progressing at an enormous pace, totally exposing the data and other critical resources of an organization.

With the growing use of the internet, protecting our important data has become a necessity in our day to day life. Cyber-attack is one of the important security challenges that India and the world is facing today. 90% of the cyber-attacks are due to human error. With errors such as clicking on malicious links, opening an attachment, typing credentials in the fraudulent page, and using weak passwords but Good cyber hygiene is a general practice that can help us to keep safe and secure online. Practices like installing reputable antivirus and malware software, Use network firewalls, Updating software regularly, setting up with the strong password and multi-factor authentication, etc can keep us away from cyber attack.

Nowadays people are connected more remotely than ever and this kind of changes drastically the threat landscape for an organization – and more so from their Data perspective! After the lockdown, employees are still asked to work from home in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country and it is giving a multitude of opportunities for the hackers and is causing an increase in the number of cyber-attacks on personal computer networks and routers“. said Mr. Prashanth G J, CEO at TechnoBind, “Data is stored in a digital format almost all across. But one need to understand that data in the digital form while comes with a lot of convenience and utility is also fraught with risk – and this risk has always been very high and with the sudden move to remote working, it has simply increased exponentially. The only way organizations can protect against these data breaches is adopting a two pronged approach – focusing equally on systems and process as well as security tools and technologies to adopt – just investing in one of these while ignoring the other is a recipe for disaster as one would have seen in many organizations across the world !And for a truly Digital India to emerge – we need the governmental support to form its compliance guidelines keeping in mind these new and continuously emerging threat vectors and more importantly strictly implement these compliance framework for the country.

Cybersecurity is equally important for the local, state, and central governments because these organizations maintain a large volume of confidential data and records related to the country and its citizens. It is also an important arena of the internet when the country is moving forward towards a cashless society and digitization. As the new innovations are adding to technology, hackers are getting even more advanced. The potential rewards increase exponentially for the hackers, on the other hand, there are also “state-sponsored” hackers who have switched to cybercrimes as a method of war, viewing it as cheaper, faster and easier than traditional conflict.

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About TechnoBind

TechnoBind is the first Specialist Distributor in the Indian IT channel space, offering a hybrid distribution model placed synergistically between broad-based and niche distribution, to deliver high business value for its reseller partners. TechnoBind helps partners to implement solutions, which solve specific business pain points arising out of the rapidly changing facets of technology for businesses. The company’s sole focus has been on technologies that help the customer handle his Data and the associated challenges of Data Treatment. For more information, visit http://technobind.com


Simple Cyber Security Tips Can Go a Long Way in Preventing a Catastrophe during Pandemic Situations

April 13, 2020

BENGALURU, India – April 13, 2020

Jack Nilles, a NASA engineer, coined the term “Telecommuting” in the year 1973 using electronics to work remotely. At the time, he estimated this style of work to become the norm in about 20 years. His evaluation was right and remote working did pick up in many parts of the world and today the pandemic situation COVID19 outbreak has, however, made remote working a necessity overnight. It has changed the habits and work routines of millions. Thanks to the tech developments and improved connectivity employees can work remotely from almost any part of the world. However, these tech developments are like a double-edged sword and come with cyber risks. The current pandemic situation has created a perfect storm for Cybercriminals to capitalize on the latest trends to try and boost the success rates of attacks. The malware and cybersecurity attacks have been hitting all over, like NASA sees an exponential jump in Malware attacks as personnel war from home (source: ars TECHNICA) and the more popular Zoom conferencing is hit by fake Zoom installer downloading malware (source: Bleeping Computer). Everyone has to understand that no data is safely stored digitally. Information stored in data banks is often protected by some form of security solutions, but each of these data banks is subject to breach, whether due to human error or cybercriminal attacks.

As the innovations are adding to the technology, hackers are getting even more advanced. With each user or a device accessing a network remotely it presents a potential entry point for hackers, it is important to ensure that all user access and devices are protected to the highest possible level to avoid damaging fallout from a cyber breach. In this pandemic situation to ensure the business continuity organizations must need to protect themselves with a holistic, end-to-end security architecture.” said Mr. Prashanth G J CEO at  TechnoBind

New technologies have made a common life simpler at the same time it has also brought a rise in cybercrime and the fact that cybercrime now permeates every facet of society showing why Cybersecurity is crucially important. It is very important to educate employees on how to secure the company data from cybersecurity attacks, some tips to address would be:

  • Employees should be encouraged to log out from the corporate network at the end of every day.
  • Employees should use complex passwords and should change these passwords frequently
  • One should change their default settings and passwords to reduce the potential impact on their work of an attack via other connected devices.
  • Use and regularly update antivirus and antispyware software on every computer used in your business
  • Employees working remotely should be required to use multifactor authentication (MFA) to access networks and critical applications
  • A VPN can be used especially when accessing the internal network to encrypt corporate traffic when using home or public internet
  • Virtual desktop interface solutions is also a good solution
  • To avoid risk, one should turn off any file-sharing on the work system and ensure home router or Wi-Fi access point has WPA2 security enabled while accessing or working on important documents

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About TechnoBind

TechnoBind is the first Specialist Distributor in the Indian IT channel space, offering a hybrid distribution model placed synergistically between broad-based and niche distribution, to deliver high business value for its reseller partners. TechnoBind helps partners to implement solutions, which solve specific business pain points arising out of the rapidly changing facets of technology for businesses.

The company’s sole focus has been on technologies that help the customer handle his Data and the associated challenges of Data Treatment.

For more information, visit http://technobind.com


TechnoBind, together with ESET conducts Two City Partner Training Program

January 23, 2020

Unique Training Session aimed to provide partners, a deep understanding on ESET’s technologies and solutions

BENGALURU, India – January 23, 2019 – TechnoBind, India’s first specialist distributor for data and associated domains, along with ESET, a global leader in cyber security, recently conducted a two city partner training program in New Delhi and Mumbai.

Attended by 45 partners, the training program was designed to create awareness and demonstrate ESET’s solutions and capabilities that are vital to the new-age IT customer’s success. The event also ran educational sessions to assist the partners in becoming a technical expert advisor to their customers.

ESET’s Computer Security Solutions allow businesses and customers to utilize the full potential of themselves and their technology, ensuring top-notch security. ESET’s solutions are building safer environment for everyone to secure the digital world. ESET’s smart security solutions help customers in leveraging breathtaking opportunities that technology offers under a safe environment.

Mr. Prashanth G J, CEO at TechnoBind said, “We take pride to be partnered with ESET in conducting a two-day partner training program in Delhi and Mumbai. This program helps our partners to better understand ESET’s world class offerings and back them with technical points that benefit during their product pitching in the India market. It will also help partners in being a technical expert advisor for the customers.”

Mr. Mayur Joshi from Amity Infosoft Pvt Ltd said, “We are glad to be part of this unique technical training module. It enriched us with great knowledge on ESET’s product offerings. It also helped us in gaining more technical insights on ESET Security Management Center 7 (ESMC) and ESET Endpoint Encryption (EEE). The two day partner training event was incisive and we thank TechnoBind and ESET for organizing the program.”

TechnoBind is a Bangalore-based India’s fastest growing specialist partner in IT focusing on ‘Data’ and related solutions. The company has marked its presence in almost all major verticals like enterprise, manufacturing, BFSI, SMB and government. TechnoBind offers consulting services for organizations to help them focus on reducing costs, mitigate risk and improve productivity along with maximizing returns on investments. The company has a presence in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, Nepal, Bangladesh and Singapore.

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About ESET

For 30 years, ESET® has been developing industry-leading IT security software and services for businesses and consumers worldwide. With solutions ranging from endpoint and mobile security to encryption and two-factor authentication, ESET’s high-performing, easy-to-use products give consumers and businesses the peace of mind to enjoy the full potential of their technology. ESET unobtrusively protects and monitors 24/7, updating defenses in real time to keep users safe and businesses running without interruption. Evolving threats require an evolving IT security company. Backed by R&D centers worldwide, ESET has become the first IT security company to earn 100 Virus Bulletin VB100 awards, identifying every single “in-the-wild” malware without interruption since 2003. For more information, visit http://www.eset.com/ or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

About TechnoBind

TechnoBind is the first Specialist Distributor in the Indian IT channel space, offering a hybrid distribution model placed synergistically between broad-based and niche distribution, to deliver high business value for its reseller partners. TechnoBind helps partners to implement solutions, which solve specific business pain points arising out of the rapidly changing facets of technology for businesses.

The company’s sole focus has been on technologies that help the customer handle his Data and the associated challenges of Data Treatment. For more information, visit http://technobind.com/


TechnoBind records 60% growth YoY; Increases focus on new geographies including Tier-2 cities

November 5, 2019

  • Growth fuelled from both organic and inorganic revenue streams in H1 2019
  • With an increasing business run rate, TechnoBind has been delivering a consistent YoY growth and gaining a greater market share in the Indian technology distribution market.
  • The renewed GTM strategy with the same unique ‘use-case based’ approach has helped the company reach newer heights

BENGALURU, India – November 5, 2019TechnoBind, India’s first specialist distributor focusing on DATA and associated domains, today announced the H1 growth figures. With new vendor tie-ups and expansion of its geographical presence, TechnoBind recorded a stellar growth of 60 percent YoY. TechnoBind tasted both organic and inorganic growth.

The major growth drivers were an increased requirement for sophisticated Data Management solutions for the exploding Data amongst customers, accelerated Cloud Adoption efforts from organizations across segments and finally the heightened cyber risk framework coupled with the Data Protection Laws driving the regulatory and compliance scene.

Large part of the organic growth traction came from Commvault with their Hyperscale appliances, Tintri’s Software Defined Storage solutions and Gemalto’s (Now Thales) solutions for Data Protection. On the other hand, ramp-up of the business of the new sign-ups of the previous year, Microfocus’ operational management and security solutions and Quest’s data management solutions fuelled TechnoBind’s inorganic growth.

H1 also saw the introduction of new alliances in the form of ESET, TeamViewer and SuperMicro. Very close to the end of the half also saw Beyond Trust getting added to the portfolio of solutions at Technobind which will play a big role in the revenue plans for H2 and beyond.

Mr. Prashanth G J, CEO at TechnoBind said, “H1 2019 was exceptional for TechnoBind with major vendor signups. The growth results reflect our commitment towards customers and partners. We focus on helping partners solve the business pain points of our customers with the next generation technologies and products and this we believe is adding true value to our stake holders – partners on one side and our OEM vendors on the other. For the partners, we are able to showcase the market opportunities and help lead them into it while for the OEM partners we act as an extended arm helping them in their market penetration strategies.”

With a lot of Digital Transformation projects happening, metro cities still remain the biggest growth engines for Technobind. Recently, TechnoBind has expanded its wings in the Eastern India and Bangladesh regions by adding more resources there. In the near future, TechnoBind plans to penetrate into upcountry markets of South and West. Inline with their GTM strategy, they have doubled the pre-sales which is now proven to be best value that can be extended to the field.

Our TechnoBind team shares a strong culture of value creation for the channel partner ecosystem. Our improvised GTM coupled with the distribution of innovative products aligned with latest disruptive technologies, has contributed to our strong position in the market place“, added Prashanth.

TechnoBind is a Bangalore-based India’s fastest growing specialist partner in IT focusing on ‘Data’ and related solutions. The company has marked its presence in almost all major verticals like enterprise, manufacturing, BFSI, SMB and government. TechnoBind offers consulting services for organizations to help them focus on reducing costs, mitigate risk and improve productivity along with maximizing returns on investments. The company has a presence in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, Nepal, Bangladesh and Singapore.

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About TechnoBind

TechnoBind is the first Specialist Distributor in the Indian IT channel space, offering a hybrid distribution model placed synergistically between broad-based and niche distribution, to deliver high business value for its reseller partners. TechnoBind helps partners to implement solutions, which solve specific business pain points arising out of the rapidly changing facets of technology for businesses. The company’s sole focus has been on technologies that help the customer handle his Data and the associated challenges of Data Treatment. For more information, visit http://technobind.com/


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