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July - 2008 - issue > STARTUP CITY


Jayakishore Bayadi
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Jayakishore Bayadi

When Bikash Barai and Nilanjan De, two bright engineers from Indian Institute of Technology, Khargpur, decided to found a startup, they chose the security space. Incidentally, it was also their area of project work on Network Security and Simulation of Ethical Hackers. It was during this period that they found some critical shortcomings in the existing security solutions available in the market as they were using human intelligence to plan and strategize the attacks hence it was expert driven, time consuming and costly. They needed to do away with these deficiencies to be able to stand out. However, when they founded iViZ, a Network Security company in IIT Kharagpur in 2005, with a small sum of money raised from selling Bikash’s paintings and De’s research scholarship, initially they could offer only the same kind of solutions as their competitors did. “It was a crucial point in time and then we carried out years of research to bring in innovation and differentiation in our offering,” says Bikash Barai, CEO and Co-founder, iViZ.
Though Barai adds his touch of humour “You need to be a bit foolish to be an entrepreneur, he claims that today he runs world’s only on-demand Penetration Testing firm, with their offering, an automated system which can simulate or emulate the intelligence of an attacker, having the ability to identify the threats in a network and recommend solutions. This technology has been filed for patent in the U.S. Patent Office.

E&Y, TCS, HCL Comnet, Wipro, KPMG and PwC.


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