The world is rapidly moving into a technological age, which means that complex processes now take less time. Digital transformation is the need of the hour for businesses today, or else they risk falling behind in the race.
To discuss everything from corporate network challenges to strategies that will help secure your network topology,in association with YourStory organized a round table on Network transformation to accelerate digital business.
Leaders who took part in the discussion included supreme singhEngineering Manager –; Prasad T.Head of Information Security – ; Ranveer SinghHead of engineering – ; Ravishankar NateshmurthyHead of Engineering, Infrastructure and Networks – Censa (Waycool Enterprise); Puneet GuptaCTO- ; Ayush GuptaHead of Information Security – Y Kadam Jeet JainCo-Founder – (Ruptub Solutions Private Limited). They were joined samuel sathyajithHead, India, and SAARC, Cloudflare. Y Ayush Verma, Head of Solutions Engineering – Indiasoutheast Asia and KoreaCloud flare.
The need for cybersecurity
Samuel, who leads a team of about 40 people at Cloudflare, recalled the company’s history. They started by focusing on application security, which has been the cornerstone of their growth engine. Cloudflare was essentially established to solve the problem of security in performance as a service.
“The pandemic highlighted not only digital transformation, but the need to reinvent ourselves and show resilience. It became important to see how quickly the tools can be implemented. Today, Cloudflare has built a great platform, which can be segregated into three segments: our role as an application service, the next one is network and storage services and compute.” he shared, adding that today they have millions of customers, of which 156,000 are paying customers.
Their mission is to help build a safer and better Internet that offers high speed and performance, as well as security.
Address the gaps
While Vedantu has grown by leaps and bounds during the pandemic, they continue to face bandwidth challenges, particularly in smaller cities. Supreet revealed that they are constantly looking for the best technology that can support the lowest possible bandwidth.
On the other hand, Ravishankar, who leads the technology platform at Censa, shared how they provide comprehensive 360-degree supply chain management for the agritech industry. His six platforms cover various facets, from agricultural technology, price tracking, warehouse management, selecting new SKUs for retail owners and offering capital to farmers.
Most of them, including Ayush, believe that it is difficult to justify the costs of investing in cybersecurity, critical as it is. That is also due to the lack of data protection laws in India.
But Ranveer, who heads engineering at Apna, believes that for them, cybersecurity is not an option but a necessity. That’s because “data is your bread and butter.
“We also allow documents and data to come in, as part of a lot of things. This means that malicious content can also get into their ecosystem. We have to justify that no one is being fooled on our platform. We also have a dedicated team that oversees security and performs controls,” he added.
Most companies are looking to upgrade their security equipment, along with best-in-class technology to strengthen their cybersecurity infrastructure. Ravishankar revealed that Censa is already in the process of building a team for its security needs. They have 26 patents that need protection, which is why they are trying to build a data center and a private cloud.
Supreet, on the other hand, believes that most companies don’t take data security seriously until a breach occurs. That is why they are trying to sensitize people and make them aware that this is important. They have also performed third party audits.
Treebo’s Kadam confessed that until they catered to the B2C domain, they did not invest enough in security. But since moving to a SaaS business, they’ve made sure certifications are in place, so data stays protected.
In closing, Prasad mentioned that while they have introduced several changes to their ecosystem, there is still a long way to go. Currently, they are spread across three major clouds and also have their own data centers.
Still, Cloudflare emphasized the need to incorporate customer feedback to improve its offerings. They highlighted how they have been working with various platforms to make everything on the Internet safe, private, fast and reliable. Its global network is designed to optimize security, performance and reliability, without the overhead of legacy technologies.