About us

Our journey began in 2008 (then known as eth1 Network Solutions), later incorporated as Shreshta IT Technologies Pvt. Ltd in 2014. From the beginning, our focus has been to support enterprises in Tier-II cities by providing solutions in IT Operations and Security. Over the years, we have fine-grained the model. We have concentrated our efforts on securing and defending networks in an enterprise.

One of the facets of focusing on Tier-II cities has been to solve the massive challenge of securing the unsecured at scale. Let me unpack this for you – Security Operations in enterprises requires resources(budget & people) and processes. Micro and small enterprises have a scarcity of funding and people.

Security and the One Percent by Richard Bejtlich is an excellent take on this topic, and I urge you to read it.

Richard defines the Security 1% as,

“The assortment of people and organizations who have the personnel, processes, technology, and support to implement somewhat robust digital security programs, especially those with the detection and response capabilities and not just planning and resistance/”prevention” functions.”

At Shreshta IT, we provide information security solutions for organizations of all sizes, including micro and small enterprises. Our team of experienced security professionals implement technology, processes & improve the security posture of an organization. From securing a prominent newspaper daily to securing one of the fastest-growing companies in India (2020) to securing a publicly listed company, we secure and defend them all!

Swapneel Patnekar

Swapneel is the CEO at Shreshta IT and a network security engineer working in Information Security for 15+ years.

He is also a board member of the India Internet Engineering Society(IIESOC). He has been a Program Committee member of Indian Network Operators group(INNOG) and APNIC conferences. As an APNIC Community Trainer, he has delivered workshops on Information Security, DNS/DNSSEC, Network Security, Information Security for Systems Administrators in Myanmar, Papua New Guinea.

He is also a member of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) DNS Abuse SIG.

He is a prolific speaker, and most recently, he has presented at sdns2021, SANOG37, BSides Dayton, 2020 FIRST Virtual Symposium for Latin America and the Caribbean, APNIC50, UKNOF July, APNIC NFH SEA, LKNOG3.

He regularly conducts workshops on Information Security, Network Security Monitoring, and DNS/DNSSEC Security. He actively participates in the various Network Operator Groups (NOGs) and security communities in the Asia Pacific.