Interaction - Lakshmi Das, Co Founder and COO, Prophaze Technologies

Interaction - Lakshmi Das, Co Founder and COO, Prophaze Technologies on the trends in 2024 and her journey and strategies

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Lakshmi Das

Lakshmi Das, Co Founder and COO, Prophaze Technologies talks about her work in this interaction.


Your profile and your role in this business

Lakshmi Das - My journey began with a degree in Computer Science Engineering and flourished at Infosys, where I was working in their banking product. Over a decade of experience across diverse industries, including banking, healthcare, cybersecurity, retail, and logistics, I got a chance to honed my expertise in data security and international regulations. This knowledge became the cornerstone of Prophaze's early development.

Leveraging my extensive background in corporate culture, I now lead operations at Prophaze as COO. I guide the company's strategic direction, cultivates a thriving work environment, and ensures smooth execution across all departments. I regard dedication to customer success and unwavering commitment to ethical practices as the foundational principals to establishing our organisation as a trusted partner for organisations worldwide.


Your strategy for meeting competition and challenges

Lakshmi Das - In the ever-shifting sands of cybersecurity, maintaining a competitive edge requires a relentless commitment to innovation and adaptability. Prophaze, a rising star in the Web Application Security  field, understands this all too well. We have built our company on a foundation of three key pillars: continuous innovation, unwavering differentiation, and an unwavering focus on customer success.

At Prophaze, we understand that standing still is the same as falling behind. We dedicate significant resources to exploring emerging threats, developing cutting-edge solutions and staying ahead of the curve. Our team of passionate cybersecurity professionals is constantly encouraged to think outside the box, experiment with new ideas, and collaborate on innovative solutions. This culture of innovation has led to the development of the world's first Web Application Firewall built entirely on the Kubernetes platform, offering unparalleled scalability and flexibility.


In a market saturated with WAF solutions, Prophaze has carved out its own niche by focusing on unparalleled customisation. We understand that every organisation has unique security needs and challenges. That's why we go beyond simply offering a one-size-fits-all product. We work closely with each client to understand their specific requirements and develop tailor-made solutions that address them head-on. This commitment to customization has allowed us to build strong relationships with our clients and earn their trust as a reliable and trusted partner.

We believe that customer success is not just a goal, but a way of life. We prioritise building strong relationships with our clients, actively seeking their feedback, and providing exceptional service and support 24/7. This customer-centric approach has allowed us to continuously improve our offerings and ensure that they meet the evolving needs of our clients.

While our core strategy rests on the pillars of innovation, differentiation, and customer focus, we recognize the importance of additional elements in ensuring long-term success. We actively build relationships with industry partners, participate in conferences and events, and contribute to the cybersecurity community through Certification programs and content rich Webinar initiatives. We also prioritize building a strong employer brand, attracting top talent, and providing them with opportunities for growth and development.


Prophaze is committed to playing a leading role in shaping the future of cybersecurity. By staying agile and adaptable, embracing automation, and continuously monitoring the competitive landscape, we are confident in our ability to navigate the challenges of tomorrow. We believe that by staying true to our values and focusing on innovation, differentiation, and customer success, Prophaze will remain a force to be reckoned with in the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape.

Where is this business going in 2024?

Lakshmi Das - Prophaze is poised for growth in 2024.


With its diversified offerings, customer-centric approach, and global reach, Prophaze is well-positioned to experience significant growth in the web application and broader web security industry in 2024.

Key factors contributing to this potential -

Comprehensiveness- Prophaze's web security platform offers a comprehensive suite of solutions, addressing diverse customer needs and providing a one-stop shop for web security.


Customisation - By tailoring solutions to individual customer pain points, Prophaze stands out in a market often dominated by standardised offerings. This personalized approach fosters trust and long-term relationships.

Global presence - Prophaze's established reach across various regions demonstrates its ability to adapt to diverse markets and cater to a global clientele.

Strong partnerships - Collaboration with distributors and channel partners expands Prophaze's reach and offers efficient market access, accelerating its growth.


Early traction - With 70+ existing customers, Prophaze has already proven its market viability and gained valuable insights to guide future strategies.

By leveraging these strengths and focusing on innovative strategies for RnD, Prophaze can further solidify its position as a leading web security solution provider in 2023

What are your predictions for 2024?

Lakshmi Das - Building upon the momentum of 2023, Prophaze is poised for further success and increased impact in the web security landscape in 2024.

Here are some specific predictions based on its current strengths and opportunities -

Technological advancements and innovation

Kubernetes-driven solutions - Prophaze's pioneering approach with Kubernetes-driven WAF will continue to be a significant advantage, attracting customers seeking scalability and flexibility.

Leveraging proprietary AI and ML algorithms, our behavioral detection system is adept at identifying anomalies and uncovering even the most subtle and sophisticated attacks.

Continuous product development - Prophaze will continue to invest in research and development to stay ahead of the evolving threat landscape and introduce new features and functionalities.

Growing recognition and industry impact

Increased brand awareness - Prophaze's targeted marketing efforts and strategic partnerships will enhance brand awareness and establish Prophaze as a leading player in the web security market.

Industry recognition - Prophaze's innovative solutions and commitment to customer success are likely to lead to further industry recognition and awards.

Thought leadership - Prophaze's expertise and experience will position it as a trusted advisor and thought leader in the web security community.

Challenges and opportunities

Evolving threats and vulnerabilities - The cyber threat landscape constantly evolves, requiring Prophaze to remain vigilant and adapt its solutions accordingly.

Talent acquisition and retention - Attracting and retaining top cybersecurity talent will be crucial for Prophaze's continued success. Overall, Prophaze is well-positioned for a successful and impactful 2024. By leveraging its strengths, embracing innovation, and adapting to the evolving market landscape, Prophaze can continue to grow its business, make a significant impact on web security, and establish itself as a leading force in the industry.

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