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Cotelligent to strengthen base in Hyderabad to meet global needs

Published: 19th Oct 2021 3:28 pm

Hyderabad: Cotelligent, a cyber security software company based out of New Jersey (US) and Hyderabad (India) with over 400 employees, is seeing a surge in demand for cyber security solutions worldwide. Ram Bandreddi, senior vice president, Global Pre-Sales & Products (Cybersecurity), Cotelligent, shares with Y V Phani Raj the role its Hyderabad centre is going to play in serving global markets. Excerpts-

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Portfolio of services

We have a comprehensive portfolio. We start from the discovery phase and evaluate enterprise needs and recommend solutions that are suitable to their data and privacy needs. Cotelligent provides advisory and integration services across identity and access management, governance, risk and compliance, cyber forensics, application security assessment, data protection and privacy, integrated threat management, and continuous risk assessment. Intellicta is our flagship product platform that helps organisations optimise their entire IT stack. We have a unique combination of services and product capabilities.

Hyderabad CoE

Cotelligent operates a state-of-the-art Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Hyderabad. We are hiring freshers from engineering colleges in Telangana in areas such as discovery and implementation. In the last couple of years, we have seen growth opportunities in India and the APAC region as end-user markets. We have 220 employees in Hyderabad and are planning to hire another 100 in the next one year.

Market spread

Cotelligent’s worldwide offshore infrastructure and network of offices enables customers to provide multi-service delivery in verticals such as financial services, healthcare, governments, utilities, and higher education. Today, we help several banks in North America and governments across the globe with identity services. We have 50 per cent of staff in Hyderabad and 50 per cent in New Jersey, catering to clients in the US, India, Singapore, Dubai, Australia, and New Zealand. Our India operations are run from Hyderabad, which plays an active role in executing global projects.

Strategic ties

Cotelligent has strategic collaborations with key companies in the identity security and broader IT field as part of the parent firm TechDemocracy’s (based out of New Jersey) partnership network. The company has partnerships with Ping Identity, Sailpoint, Saviynt, Cyberark, Oracle, Forgerock, Okta and BeyondTrust. We are aggressively partnering with threat intelligence organisations.

Covid impact

Remote working has propelled the need for cyber security readiness and investments. Enterprise exposure to risk has increased in the last 18 months. We manage large security operations centres (SOCs) and have seen a surge in demand for such services. Globally, demand has gone up in sectors such as life sciences and healthcare.

New product line-up

Our Intellicta platform will see the addition of new capabilities in future. We will add cloud security posture, automation, and threat intelligence to get real-time data insights. Our SOC is evolving, and we are adding our teams to cater to needs of different verticals including sectors such as retail (including a large conglomerate with retail interests in India). We are looking at acquiring potential companies in India where there are capabilities in cloud space.

Global footprint

We will focus on expanding our footprint in the APAC region. In countries such as Japan, we will explore reseller channels. In Australia and New Zealand, we will have partners as well as our own sales teams. We will continue to spend 30-35 per cent on R&D much over what the industry invests. We are also attracting a lot of investor interest due to our service and product development capabilities.

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