IronPort to start R&D centre in Bangalore

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 17 April 2007, 07:00 Hrs
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IronPort systems, a provider of email and Web security products, which is being acquired by Cisco in an $830 million deal is setting up captive research and development team in Bangalore, according to a news report in the Business Standard.

This R&D centre will have a team of 75 engineers in its first year of operations. Scott Weiss, CEO of IronPort has said that the company proposes to ramp up the R&D headcount to 150 by 2008.

He further stated that the R&D centre would develop products for small and medium businesses right from product design, development to quality assurance among others. IronPort has been outsourcing its development work to two Indian vendors including TCS. Weiss has further stated they would consolidate relations with their vendors as they are setting shop in Bangalore.

The Cisco deal, which would be completed in six weeks has raised the awareness of IronPort in India by a factor of 20. . IronPort expects a revenue of less than $10 million from the Indian market this year, a growth of 100 percent. The company feels that India and China would turn into large markets for email and web security products.

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