Quick Heal Technologies' MD and CEO and Co-Founder and CTO

Kailash Katkar, MD and CEO, and Sanjay Katkar, Co-Founder and CTO, Quick Heal Technologies, receive the coveted Maxell Award for Innovation

Pune (May 07, 2012)

Online PR News – 24-May-2012 – Pune – Mr. Kailash Katkar, MD and CEO, and Mr. Sanjay Katkar, Co-Founder and CTO, Quick Heal Technologies, the leading provider of security solutions worldwide, received the Maxell Award for Maharashtra Corporate Excellence, 2012 – in the category of Innovation. The exalted award felicitates corporate leaders who stand out from the crowd setting an example in creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership.

The brother duo are achievers par excellence who managed to transform their business from a small one-room, boot-strapped electrical device repair station to a Security Solutions empire spread over 60 countries worldwide. The Quick Heal product family today is an established industry benchmark of worldwide repute with products acknowledged by consumers, small business, government establishments and corporate houses.

“Receiving Maxell Award was a moment of pride for us. We have always tried to set standards as far as quality, originality and innovation is concerned. Creating a brand with strong Indian roots and catapulting it to International standards is what we have been striving for and it is indeed motivational to receive an honour that recognizes that. It is a call for action – to improve and inspire!” said Kailash Katkar, Managing Director and CEO, Quick Heal Technologies.

The ‘Maxell Award for Corporate Excellence’ is a campaign with a noble cause. The movement is devoted to the cause of hand picking exceptional leaders of change – leaders who inspire, who dare to dream and are relentless in pursuit of their dreams. A lot of fore-thought and enunciation goes into the process of selecting the winners. Decisions are taken on the parameters both subjective and objective in nature like the achiever's commitment to cause, conviction and purpose, depth of entrepreneurship or business leadership, quality of innovation, collaboration and co-creation as also the larger impact of achievements and accomplishments. The ceremony was conducted on May 6th 2012, at the Jahangir Bhaba Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai and the awardees were felicitated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Hon’bleShri. PrithvirajChavan.

“It is indeed a celebration of breakthroughs where ingenuity, innovation and integrity are concerned. Being honoured amidst stalwarts from the fields of Science and Technology and Business is an achievement in itself. This recognition goes a long way to say that in order to think big you have to start small and not give up on the values that you choose to begin with.” said Sanjay Katkar, Co-Founder and CTO, Quick Heal Technologies.

About Quick Heal Technologies

Quick Heal Technologies is leading provider of Internet Security tools and is a forerunner in antivirus Technology in India. Quick Heal Technologies was founded in 1993 and has been actively involved in Research and Development of antivirus software since then. Serving millions of users worldwide, Quick Heal Technologies employs more than 480 people across 22 branches with its headquarters in Pune, India.

The award winning Quick Heal product family has been established as an industry benchmark in computer security certified by ICSA Labs, Virus Bulletin, and West Coast Labs UK. The company is a Red Herring Asia 2009 winner that places it amongst 100 most promising companies driving the future of technology in Asia.

The security products are used by consumers, small business, Government establishments and corporate houses for protecting their computers from viruses and other vulnerable threats. Foresight has kept Quick Heal a class apart allowing it to constantly engage in a quest to continuously better performance and products rendering quality service, and cost advantages. Quick Heal has partnered with Microsoft, Intel, IQuinox and Vade Retro to provide comprehensive antivirus solutions that can be easily integrated into the partner’s technology.

Quick Heal operates through a network of dealers and channel partners in more than 60 countries globally.