NASSCOM Foundation zooms in on beefing up NGOs

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NEW DELHI: NASSCOM Foundation could be now seen offering Symantec's enterprise and desktop products including the Symantec Endpoint Protection, Backup Exec and Norton line of products through BigTech, its software donations program.


NGOs in India will now be able to get the latest information security and backup solutions as donation, enabling them to keep their data secure while diverting a large part of their IT security budgets to solving social issues, as per a press note.

In a world driven by Information and Communication Technology (ICT), a large number of NGOs in India are using outdated or free security solutions with limited protection, making them highly vulnerable to hacking, data thefts, trojan horses, viruses, worms, spyware, adware, rootkits and other security threats. NGOs from across the country, will now be able to protect themselves from these risks and fulfill their organizational security and backup needs like online transactions/donations, employee and donor privacy, and even protection against data loss due to system/server crashes.

"With Symantec Security Solutions, organizations of any size can have a simple and affordable desktop security that protects against today's ever evolving threats. On the other hand, through the backup and recovery solutions, they can eliminate complexity, perform backups and keep costs down without compromising availability of their information." Welcoming the initiative, Shantanu Ghosh, Managing Director, India Product Operations, Symantec, added, "Symantec is committed to making the world a safer and better place. Running an NGO is hard work, but Symantec wants to make securing it the easy part. Through the NASSCOM BigTech Program, we want to do our bit by helping NGOs protect and manage their information, so they can continue to leverage technology for greater good."

Sharing her views on the initiative, Rita Soni, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation, said "We are thrilled to welcome NASSCOM member Symantec to BigTech, complementing our existing suite of offerings that include Adobe, BUSY Infotech, Citrix, Microsoft and SAP. The NGO community's data will be in excellent hands!"

The BigTech program endeavors to provide technology led solutions to the NGOs to help increase their effectiveness. Since its inception, the program has successfully donated software worth Rs. 34 crores to NGOs across India.