Report from Economic Times- 22 December
E-SECURE, a division of HCL Comnet Systems and Services, which is a 100 per cent subsidiary of the Shiv Nadar controlled HCL Technologies, plans to become a certification agency once the Infotech Bill is passed by the Parliament. The Bill provides for the appointment of certification authorities whose job will be to verify and authenticate digital signatures.
“We plan to apply for a licence to become a certification authority. Our plan is emerge as a top level provider of security products to corporates,” says Vineet Nayyar, president-HCL Comnet. The security related services will be provided by E-Secure, a recently formed division of HCL Comnet, which is a leading Vsat operator. Mr Nayyar said HCL Comnet would certify the authenticity of websites selling different products.
It would also carry out security audits of companies.
“Our security audits on corporates would analyse their vulnerability
to attack either internally or from outside or virus attacks. We would
then define a security policy for the company,” Mr Nayyar said. Mr Nayyar
said that security products would be virtually free. “Our revenues would
mostly be from audits, certification and defining security policy.”