From left: Kaspersky Head of Retail Dilruk Gunawardane, Kaspersky Tangible Business South Asia Sales Manager Shivshankar Kharade, South Asia General Manager Shrenik Bhayani, SATL Chief Executive Officer Sanjaya Padmaperuma and Chief Operating Officer Feroze Kamardeen
Global cybersecurity giant Kaspersky Lab has been successfully expanding its business in the South Asia region. Continuing to have a stronghold in the Indian market, they have now moved to achieve a similar one in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
After a successful launch in Bangladesh in November, Kaspersky Lab is now set to make a successful launch in Sri Lanka with the help of their new distributors South Asian Technologies Ltd. (SATL). Both the companies Kaspersky Lab and South Asian Technologies in association recently conducted 3 launch events across Sri Lanka.
Held in three main cities (Galle, Colombo, Kandy) Kaspersky Lab aims to invest their time, intelligence, energy and expertise to ensure Sri Lanka becomes a country with strong cyber-security. The island’s strategic location ensures a great beginning for a business expansion.
Kaspersky Lab General Manager Shrenik Bhayani said, “With the rising use of digital devices in Sri Lanka, we are really excited to grow and expand in this region, as we see huge potential in the cyber-security sector. Our association with SATL is another great reason for us to look forward to this new venture. We promise to take extra efforts to make Sri Lanka a cyber-strong country in all the sectors that help promote the growth of the country.”
He also gave some quick insights to the partners present at the event about the global cybersecurity threat landscape, speaking of the malware explosion of around 117 million attacks that made waves in 2017. The massive outbreak of Wannacry Ransomware and Ex Petr were also discussed, as well as the fact that cybercrime in 2017 cost $600 billion globally. Through these points it was well-established that no country in the world is completely cyber-secure and that countries need to be ready to fight cyber-criminals with all their strengths combined.
South Asian Technologies CEO Sanjaya Padmaperuma said, “Sri Lanka is a growing economy in the recent years as we are pacing towards development and advancement in technologies. It is high time that the country needed a security guard as well for its cyber activities. We are glad to be associated with Kaspersky Lab and I look forward to a long-lasting relation in securing the nation.”
The events concluded with great business and cyber-security insights shared amongst the people who participated and looked forward to a long-lasting association with Kaspersky Lab and SATL.