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|November 5, 1997||
K7 ships NT version of its anti-virus packageMadras-based K7 Computing is bringing out a Windows NT version of its anti-virus package, VX2000 NT, which will provide server-based protection against viruses for the increasing number of installations that are opting for NT as the network operating system.
"We already have a network loadable module version for Novell Netware networks and a Windows 95 version. The new feature that we have added in these versions is the Opcode Generic Program Analyser," said K7 Computing CEO J Kesavardhanan.
The company has had 4,000 installations for its DOS and LAN versions with a revenue of Rs 12 million during 1996-97 and about 120 installations of its NLM versions with a revenue of around Rs 2.4 million in the same period. For its Windows versions, the company projects around 5,000 installations, totalling a revenue of Rs 17.5 million for 1997-98.
K7 also has a tie-up with the US-based Cyber Media Inc, with whom it has jointly developed software products for the US market such as PC911, a hardware diagnostics utility, and First Aid, a troubleshooting utility for Windows users.
It has earned revenue of around $200,000 from the same.
Plans are afoot to include the opening of a US office. "The maintenance and updating of these packages is turning out to be a major income earner. Also we are moving into offshore development and body-shopping," said Kesavardhanan.
Interestingly, the anti-virus market is one where Indian brands have the major share. Dr Solomon of the UK-based Solomon Software Limited, Norton Anti-Virus of US-based Symantec and VirusScan of US-based McAfee are the three major foreign anti-virus packages which have almost 40 per cent of the market share. The rest is taken by Indian brands such as F-Prot, IAVT 4, SmartDog, Vaxine, Red Alert, Red Armour and Quick Heal that have a strong regional presence.
- Compiled from the Indian media
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