CXOToday participated in an exclusive interview with Mr. Karmesh Gupta, CEO and Co-Founder of WiJungle– The world’s first unified network security gateway
Could you kindly share a brief about your business venture?
A– WiJungle is a unified network security gateway that allows organizations to manage and secure their entire network through a single window. All In One Appliance not only simplifies management, but also reduces investment costs by up to 60%. Data Security Council of India recognized WiJungle as the most innovative product of 2018. As an initiative under ‘Make in India’, WiJungle, the only prominent player in the unified network security space, has emerged as the Government’s New Face of Cyber Security. It has extensively served more than 15 Ministries and PMOs in the Central Government along with numerous State level organizations.
From an ordinary boy from Alwar to becoming an entrepreneur, kindly tell us about your journey?
A-I started my journey in the second semester of B.Tech when I got the opportunity to work with Rajasthan Royals as a CSR Executive. Since then, there has been no looking back and establishing milestones every day. Because of my keen interest in cyber security, I completed his ethical hacking certification and joined Lucideus Technology as an analyst. I then worked as the COO at Decent Solutions, Gwalior and later co-founded the startup – HttpCart Technologies (Leading IT Products Company) in October 2014. In April 2015, HttpCart became the first Indian private company to fully launch Free WiFi – “WiJungle” as 24*7 monitoring service providers. WiJungle is now a unified network security gateway appliance that enables organizations to manage and secure their entire network through a single window. Being the only all-in-one product, WiJungle has a customer base in over 25 countries worldwide.
What was your opinion of “Chat GPT” in terms of cyber security?
A-Despite the fact that ChatGPT is miles ahead of the traditional rule-based and even AI chatbots that businesses use now, industry analysts believe that it will take some time for the AI-powered chatbot to gain widespread adoption, but only after week using we can see a lot of cyber attacks and moreover it is also a cyber security threat. Well, we can wait for that to mature enough.
Being an entrepreneur, what are some of your strengths and weaknesses?
A-Being an entrepreneur is like having all the glory and guilt at the same time, but the best part of the journey from ZERO to TOP was that we could paint our dreams on a blank canvas. As your thoughts take the form of a startup or organization. You start with an idea in your head, design, build and execute. Well, if I say that I think my strengths would be my confidence and determination, but on the other hand I still try to maintain a balance between my personal and professional life.
What are the top three traits needed to succeed as an entrepreneur?
A-Passion, hard work, determination and intelligence are the qualities that every entrepreneur should have and I think I learned all these qualities over time because I think a good entrepreneur always adapts to their surroundings and motivates the team to succeed together.