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HCL, Cisco tie up for security systems

HCL Security, a subsidiary of IT company HCL Infosystems and the US-Based networking major Cisco Systems signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of IP(internet protocol) based security systems, reports Vivek Sinha.

business Updated: Nov 24, 2009 22:39 IST
Vivek Sinha

HCL Security, a subsidiary of IT company HCL Infosystems and the US-Based networking major Cisco Systems signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of IP(internet protocol) based security systems.

The agreement would help the companies jointly develop software for command and control center, automated detection, centralised data analysis, and other surveillance products. The police and intelligence agencies can install the products for securing important installations in a city such as ports, airports and malls, among others.

“The homeland security market in India is estimated at around $1 billion (Rs 4,640 cr), which means there is vast potential for the products developed by us,” said Rothin Bhattacharyya, CEO, HCL Security.

Bhattacharya refused to divulge details of investment planned by HCL Security for the venture. He added that the primary market for the company would be in India but the company has initiated discussions in Africa and West Asia.

The collaboration promises to synergise the networking strengths of Cisco and safe state architecture of HCL Security to deliver security solutions.

The IP-based security system helps the centralised monitoring system to remotely scrutinize and integrate data from multiple locations.

Data from CCTV cameras installed at multiple locations in different cities can be integrated and analysed providing crucial intelligence inputs.