(Free Press Release) Wins #1 Title in Consumer and SOHO Antivirus (AV) Category - According to a Leading Survey

Pune, March 17, 2011

Quick Heal Technologies retained its number one title in Consumer and SOHO Antivirus (AV) Category for the third consecutive year. The CRN Magazine survey for CRN Channel Champions 2010, which is conducted in more than 147 cities, has revealed that Quick Heal is the most widely distributed and preferred Antivirus. It maintains a strong brand image in the consumer and SOHO category which no other Antivirus brand does.

This online survey was conducted by CRN Magazine for CRN Channel Champions 2010. The respondents voted their vendor preference and satisfaction on eight key parameters and 21 sub-criteria.

“We are extremely pleased to retain the title this year as well. It boosts our confidence to see that channels across the board have accepted Quick Heal as their favoured partner. We owe our success to all our channel partners, distributors and dealers who have shown their faith in the product and the brand. Our heartfelt thanks to all those who voted for us”, said Abhiijit Jorvekar, VP Sales and Marketing, Quick Heal Technologies.

Quick Heal has increased its presence in Class B cities thereby making the product widely available. The company also did a lot of strategic marketing and branding, thus helping the channels to increase their sales by 25-30 percent.

To assist the channels in increasing the revenues, Quick Heal ran special channel schemes. This year, it also offered new and improved renewal schemes thereby increasing the renewal revenue.

At the same time, to educate the channels, the company conducted road shows in different cities. The channels appreciated the fact that the company is very prompt in communicating information regarding products, prices and schemes. According to the survey results, the channels appreciated Quick Heal‘s post-sales support, provided by its own ground staff in over 25 cities.

With consistent growth at the CAGR of 88% over the period of last five years and a recent investment of Rs. 60 Crore by Sequoia capital in the company, Quick Heal is constantly striving to build on the strong platform in the domestic market. The company also aims at expanding its global network with introduction of new enterprise solutions that address the need of the larger business segment.

About Quick Heal Technologies

Quick Heal Technologies is leading provider of Internet Security tools and is a leader 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 350 people across 20 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, Vade Retro and Agnitum 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 50 countries globally.

For more information on Quick Heal Technologies, visit www.quickheal.com