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Entersoft lines up mobile security app for Android devices

The app, once installed, will tell a user on Android phone how secure the apps, private information on the device is

K Rajani Kanth  |  Bangalore 

Information Systems, a Hyderabad-based security consulting and awareness start-up, is currently in the process of investing in a few resources to develop a mobile app (short for application), which once installed on an Android phone will tell how secure the apps and private information are on that device.

“We are gearing up to launch the app in a month from now, even as we are creating a tool that helps developers to implement security standards in the apps that they are developing. The tool will be rolled out within four months,” Mohan Gandhi, co-founder and chief executive of Entersoft, told Business Standard.

The company has launched its first product EnProbe, a web application penetration testing audit tool. EnProbe, a cloud-based, highly-scalable patent-pending product, helps companies commoditise comprehensive assessment to identify security vulnerabilities in websites through a single click. While one website audit typically costs around $500, EnProbe is available to all businesses for $1 per user, per scan.

Gandhi, an Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad graduate, said the one-and-a-half-year-old company was initially targeting e-commerce and portal management firms in India, the US, Australia and West Asia for EnProbe deployment.

“Around 50 clients are already using EnProbe and we are aiming at taking this product to close to 6,000 clients, and garner a product revenue of Rs 2.5 crore in the first year of launch,” he said.

Entersoft, which offers offensive security and ethical hacking services to corporates, currently has a team of 31, including seven ethical hackers. The company received an angel funding from a high networth individual based out of the US. It is looking at going in for a venture capital fund during the next one year to expand its product portfolio to six.

Stating that the country’s corporate world had now identified the importance of ethical hackers to ensure cyber security, Gandhi said supply of ethical hackers in the country, however, was far short of the demand of corporates.

“India generates between 10,000 and 15,000 certified Internet security experts a year. However, according to the latest estimation by Indian cyber community CERT-In, India is in need of over 400,000 ethical hackers,” he added.

First Published: Tue, July 02 2013. 14:07 IST
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