BENGALURU: Micro Focus, a UK-headquartered software firm, plans to treble its workforce in India this year. The company expects to have a slice of the country’s lucrative cyber security solutions market and the expansion in staff strength is to bolster its offerings in data security solutions.
Till now, Micro Focus had limited presence in India with three offices. The firm will now set up 12 offices across the country.
Notably, the company’s expansion in India comes at a time when Indian IT firms are also focusing on India in terms of jobs and business opportunities, in the wake of protectionist policies in other countries.
“Our recent acquisitions have given us a lot more opportunities for growth in India,” Micro Focus’ president for Asia-Pacific & Japan, Stephen McNulty, told Express.
Micro Focus had in September 2016 announced its intention to merge with Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s software business segment for $8.8 billion. The anticipated merger with HPE is on track and expected to close in Q3 2017.
According to McNulty, gone are the days of ensuring security through mere username and password. This is the age of retina scan, biometrics, etc, he said adding that the company is in talks with government agencies to provide such security solutions.
“We believe the fastest way to get results from new technology is to build on what you have. Our past acquisitions have included Novell, Borland and Serena Software… Just to name a few. These acquisitions have helped growth and complement India’s cyber-security and digital initiatives,” McNulty added. On the nature of services, he said that the company spent a significant amount on developing innovative solutions from Mainframe to Mobile, Testing Suite to Security, etc.