Texport Technologies ties up with ITAC

By : |September 30, 2001 0



Rashida Bakait

MUMBAI: Mumbai based distributor Texport Technologies has plans to enter into
security training sector. Texport has tied up with the ITAC (IT audit and
counsel) organization of Australia, which provides security training towards
this end. The joint venture formed would be known as ITAC India.

                                 

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Speaking to CNS, Shailesh Goenka said that ITAC India would be operational from
its existing Mumbai office. Presently the JV is only on a revenue sharing basis
and things would be taking shape in the coming months. The offices would
simultaneously be opened in Mumbai and Delhi followed by Bangalore in near
future.

Stating the reason for the entry into the training market Goenka said that
the company sees a great opportunity in the security training area as the
awareness about the security is on the rise and there is a need felt for the
security training in the country by the corporates. According to him the right
knowledge about the security needs amongst people is not up to the optimum
level.

A three-day training period will cost Rs 40,000. The experts from Australia
would impart the training. The training would include security management and
would train people to understand security needs according to their needs and how
to formulate security policy in a right way and how to use them in a correct
way.

"For initial three to four months the trainers would come from Australia
till we have our own trained faculty” said Goenka. The target group includes
banks, FMCG, software companies and government institutions.

Commenting on the Indian security market Goenka said that market for the
security products is estimated to be around $4 million, which is growing at
20-25 per cent per annum.

A tie up is in the offing with a Finland based company called Stonesoft,
which is into developing security products. Texport would distribute their
security product called Stonegate (firewall) in India.

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