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June - 2009 - issue > Cover Feature

Micro World Going Extra Mile

Jayakishore Bayadi
Friday, June 5, 2009
Jayakishore Bayadi
As social networking sites are becoming more and more acceptable by the Internet enthusiastics, hackers are also redesigning their tactics to target these sites. “ Today Phishing and spam continues to increase on social networks as users migrate large portions of their Internet activity such as e-mail to these properties,” says Govind Ramamurthy, CEO and Managing Director of MicroWorld Technologies, an advanced security solution provider specializing in AntiVirus, AntiSpam, Content Security and Network Intrusion Prevention solutions.

In fact more threatening factor is that there is a possibility that site members maybe hoodwinked into revealing their identities and, worse, even credit card details, warn experts. Still attack on Facebook might be fresh in the minds of its users. Also, recently more than 12 banks have been phished in 2008-09 in India including ICICI and Bank of India. “This is really a matter of concern. And that’s why security solutions enjoy maximum priority in the IT investments of companies. According to Gartner, the total size of the security market is worth Rs.650 crore and capitalization has been only Rs.300 crore. And this is the opportunity we want to tap in,” says Ramamurthy.

Microworld, incorporated in New Jersey, USA, with offices in India, Germany, Malaysia and South Africa, as well as a powerful network of partners and resellers around the globe. Founded by the dynamic entrepreneur Govind Rammurthy in 1993, the firm has been successful in tapping the opportunity in the security landscape by producing technologies and solutions that are innovative and forward thinking. Today the company’s continued endeavor is to provide Futuristic Security Intelligence to computers, be it Enterprise, SMB or home user segment.

“MicroWorld Winsock Layer (MWL) is a unique technology developed by MicroWorld. It’s placed between the Winsock Layer and user’s applications,” explains Ramamurthy. He explains the technology behind this brilliantly: MWL allows MicroWorld products to stop dangerous content at the transport layer, before it enters the application layer, and thus protect Information Systems round the clock. “For tackling Spam and Phishing, MicroWorld employs a unique technology named Non Intrusive Learning Patterns (NILP). This adaptive mechanism can analyze each email according to the Behavioral Patterns of the user and can take an informed decision there after,” he explicates. Today the products from MicroWorld have passed several rigorous tests conducted by reputed, and independent evaluators of the security industry.

Recently, the company has released a new version of MailScan range of AntiVirus, AntiSpam and Content Security solution for Mail Servers – MailScan 6.1. Employing an array of intelligent filters and equipped with artificial intelligence based NILP technology, the product offers protection against Virus, Spam and Phishing mails along with comprehensive content Security, claims the company.

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