The centre at Hyderabad, which is Digital Guardian’s 1st center in India and 7th globally, will be an integral part of the company’s global development centers and will focus on enhancing existing products. As an extension arm to the core engineering department, the India Center will focus on enterprise product development, along with software-security & systems-management innovation. Overall, the India Center will be a driver for revenue while providing a source of optimized engineering and product development.
Digital Guardian currently serves prominent corporations like DuPont and GE in India. The company, which currently has over 350 employees globally, aims to hire 150 employees in Hyderabad over the next 18-24 months to sustain its growth rate and accelerate new innovation areas. Digital Guardian saw a significant growth of 42% in its total product orders in 2015 with a 198% in new customer acquisition.
While making the announcement on entering India, Ken Levine, president and CEO at Digital Guardian said,“There has been a surge of interest and spend trending towards Data Loss Prevention and Endpoint Detection & Response products and deployments in the Asia-Pacific-Japan region. Our presence in India will help Digital Guardian reach these geographies with ease and a much quicker response time. The presence of global companies and availability of highly educated talent, along with quality infrastructure are some of the factors for us in choosing Hyderabad as a key base market.”
In its 2016 ‘Critical Capabilities for DLP report’, Gartner rated Digital Guardian as ‘#1 for intellectual Property Protection’ while being cited as a ‘Leader’ in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Data Loss Prevention. Digital Guardian was also rated one of the top places to work by Silicon India Magazine.
The company also raised US$ 66 Million in funding in December 2015 and acquired two new companies – Code Green Networks and Savant Protection – to propel the growth of the company while adding key technological advancements.